Carefully crafted timber

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about carefully crafted timber

Project • By AbodoHousing

Heron House

The homeowner’s brief was for a small, fun, carefully crafted home. Additionally, it had to be materially interesting and cost effective. For the home’s exterior, Architects Pac Studio chose Abodo Vulcan vertical timber cladding alongside Zincalume® alloy. Combining these elements gives the building the feeling like it has been there forever - a found object, or vernacular shed, weathered by a life well lived. Caption Caption While the Vulcan timber cladding was chosen for its durability, stability and eco credentials (being sourced locally from FSC® certified forests), the Sioo:x Natural Wood Coating was chosen for its muted, weathered finish. Read more about this project here. Caption   More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Te Toka

Designed to withstand the elements including all manner of natural disaster, Te Toka in Queenstown provides a safe and resilient bolthole for its overseas owner. With Abodo Vulcan timber screening in Silicate finish, the house maintains an understated aesthetic that contributes to its desired longevity. The natural Silicate timber finish ages gracefully with exposure to the elements, providing a low-profile and understated silvered look that requires only very minimal refinishing. Read more about this project here. Caption Caption Caption   More

Project • By AbodoParks/Gardens

Te Hononga Hundertwasser Memorial Park

This new facility in Kawakawa continues the environmental and artistic legacy of late Austrian artist, architect and dedicated local resident Friedensreich Hundertwasser with a building that uses eco-friendly materials and invites visitors and locals to come together and celebrate the arts and culture of the area.   Architectural designer Pip Bolton of Avail Pacific in Kerikeri created the design. She chose to use Abodo Vulcan Cladding as a natural timber to offset the rammed earth wall elements, which are a significant feature of the building’s design and reflect Hundertwasser’s love of natural materials and forms. Caption The design of the building reflects two hearts coming together, which means all walls are cur... More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Westmere House

With the extension and renovation of a 1940s brick bungalow in Westmere, Jon Smith and the team at Matter Architects have created a low-maintenance, light-filled and spacious home for a family of five. The resulting home fronts the street at three levels with the exterior clad in Abodo Vulcan Cladding in a deep black (Nero finish), creating a contemporary aesthetic that is strikingly juxtaposed against its more traditionally styled neighbours. Abodo Vulcan Screening adds to the clean lines of the home while also ensuring privacy. Read more about this project here. More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Noir by Zephyr Industries

Nestled into a hill in Hamilton, Brisbane, Zephyr Industries have realised a high-end, entertainer's paradise. Set on a steep 18 metre site stretching from Prospect Terrace (top) to Gray Street (bottom) the bold but humble form of Noir cuts a silhouette of the Brisbane city skyline - through it’s blackened split triangular forms, realised with Nero Protector Oil on Vulcan timber. Moving away from the traditional Hamilton urban fabric, Noir uses a dark and textured aesthetic of; Vulcan timber cladding with Nero Protector Oil, blackened off form concrete, metal sheeting, glass and vegetation, transitioning in form, materiality and programme as it terraces down the hill. Read more about this project here. More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Tutukaka Rammed Earth Eco Home

A spectacular setting on New Zealand's Tutukaka Coast, nestled amongst the flax with breathtaking views, required a home design that was beautiful in its own right and respectful of the landscape. Alison and Mark felt that their house must fit in with its natural surroundings, whilst providing them with a modern home, small in footprint, but big in features for easy entertaining. In homage to the coastal setting, Alison and Mark chose Vulcan timber cladding in a vertical shiplap profile, finished with stunning Sioo:x coating for a natural, weathered look. Sioo:x is a non-toxic coating based on nature, providing an accelerated weathered look and a low maintenance finish that will stand up to the harsh coastal conditions. Vulcan timber is m... More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Cottesloe House

Two stories of luxury showcase timber in exceptional style, featuring Vulcan timber fins and cladding. Vulcan timber fins  feature on the upper level and on the pool-side cabana wall, while the garage door and lower level entry facade - and even the window trims - feature Vulcan Cladding. All Vulcan timber was coated with two coats of Straw Protector Oil, and one coat of Teak Protector Oil as the finishing touch. The rich warmth of these finishes forms a natural connection throughout, bringing together the grounds, pool and luxury design of the home. Behind the luxury design (by John Lewis Architects) - and clever layout of indoor and outdoor areas - is an equally impressive commitment to installation details (by Time Builders). R... More

Project • By AbodoApartments

Essence Luxury Apartments

Designed by award-winning architects Hames Sharley, Essence Apartments is contemporary luxury living at its best. Located in the heart of Claremont Perth WA, the apartments offer spectacular views over the Claremont parklands and toward the Swan River. Using timber as the material of continuity between rooms, the designers have utilised Abodo’s thermally modified Vulcan timber as linings and joinery, bringing in a sense of intimacy by creating a warm glow with hidden lighting. Each glass-fronted lock-box is beautifully framed by the Vulcan joinery allowing other residents to admire each other’s wine collections. With such thoughtfully designed timber-lined spaces, we can picture the beautiful summer social evenings tasting w... More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Silver House

Perched on a hill near beautiful Wainui Beach, the Silver House has been expertly designed by Kingsbeer Architecture. The client brief was for a low maintenance natural facade that would silver to a grey shade. Shane and his team specified Abodo Vulcan Cladding with Patina finish. Read more about this project here. More

Project • By AbodoPrivate Houses

Pahi House

This cost-effective and environmentally responsible two-bedroom home has a highly efficient plan. The design takes into account standard sheet sizes and construction techniques to minimise waste and construction cost, while maximising usable area and passive solar heating.  With green principles in mind, Abodo’s Vulcan timber cladding (in Ebony finish) was chosen - not only because it’s sourced from rapidly renewable New Zealand plantation, but also because the timber is treated with heat instead of chemicals.  This thermal modification process means the timber is highly durable and stable, which is perfect for harsh environments like the Pahi Peninsula on the Kaipara Harbour. Read more about this project here. More

Project • By AbodoCommunity Centres

Waitohi Library and Community Hub

Striking entrance columns, in carefully crafted CNC routered Vulcan timber screening, set this new community hub apart. Waitohi, Johnsonville’s new library and community hub, supports sustainable city growth and sets a precedent for suburban centres transitioning towards denser ‘town’ centres, consolidating and connecting existing facilities.  Vulcan Screening in Manuka finish has been used extensively to the exterior, including carefully crafted 700x88mm x 6m high entrance columns CNC routered by Makers of Architecture, in a design by celebrated artist Matthew Mcintyre-Wilson. Launched as a design competition by Wellington City Council, the project has delivered:  - A new community heart/ town centre for Joh... More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Coastal Banks Peninsula House

Nestled in coastal Banks Peninsula, this cosy home overlooks the picturesque seas of Wainui Bay in New Zealand’s South Island. Carefully crafted by the team at Casa Construction this home is clad in Vulcan Cladding with Sioo:x finish. Vulcan is an excellent choice for coastal regions, it’s stability and exceptional weathering characteristics combined with the accelerated “pre-weathered look” of Sioo:x finish means beauty for years to come. An outdoor shower clad in Vulcan adds another dimension to the home, and makes an ocean swim more inviting. Read more about this project here. More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Kaiteriteri Family Holiday Home

This modern take on kiwi holiday home living features Abodo’s Vulcan timber cladding and screening. Designed by Redbox Architects as a series of sleeping cabins with glass linkways, the holiday home is built around a central entertaining space and outdoor deck opening toward the wetland and gardens. Vulcan Cladding in Sioo:x finish provides a natural, fresh contrast to the Vulcan Screening in Teak finish for the entry and garage (including a hidden timber garage door). Read more about this project here. More

Project • By AbodoApartments

Betts Luxury Apartments

The luxury Betts Apartments are designed to address the street edge - using a variety of materials including timber screens and recessed balconies to break down the visual scale. Low maintenance exterior cladding is juxtaposed with timber lined balconies and Vulcan eco-timber screening (in Teak finish), providing privacy on the south facing apartments, and both sun and privacy control for those west facing. Read more about this project here. More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

This holiday home has recently been extensively renovated, including a new deck in Vulcan timber decking by Abodo. Vulcan Decking was chosen as a local sustainable timber decking option that will perform the test of time. The timber is harvested from FSC® certified, rapidly renewable pine plantations, located locally in the greater Rotorua region.  Read more about this project here. More