Engineered wood

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about engineered wood

NewsNews • 25 Nov 2020

Natalie Dionne Architecture blends wooden house into its rugged natural surroundings

Known for their contextual approach, Natalie Dionne Architecture carefully inserted an elongated wooden house in between rock formations. Roughly 100 kilometers southeast of Montreal, Forest House is the result of a client’s wish to reconnect with nature. Raphaël Thibodeau To achieve a minimal footprint the structure is elevated from ground and placed parallel to a ridge. The chosen materials reflect Natalie Dionne’s desire to promote ecological use of renewable materials. Raphaël Thibodeau Wood is abundantly present throughout the 215 square meters home. The facades are clad with eastern white cedar pretreated to accelerate the greying process. This was done to blend the building into the rocky landscape a... More

Product • By WoodtoneColorSelect


A NO FADE limited warranty accompanies a palette of 20 beautiful colors that were selected with designers and industry leaders across North America. ColorSelect products are available on fiber cement or engineered wood in any standard lap, shakes, and panel profile. More

Product • By WoodtoneChrometallics


A luminous metallic finish on durable smooth fiber cement and engineered wood siding products. Chrometallics™ groundbreaking coating was developed in partnership with Sherwin Williams and is backed by a 15-year coating warranty in addition to the fiber cement or engineered wood substrate warranty. This metallic-look siding solution has the desired metallic brilliance and is an easy to install alternative for aluminum and metal siding.  More

Product • By WoodtoneRusticSeries


The natural warmth and beauty of wood on durable fiber cement and engineered wood products. More durable than vinyl siding, RusticSeries™ lap is the original two-tone composite wood grain siding option, giving you an alternative to the traditional solid color siding. Available in lap, shakes, and panels in 23 color choices with a 20-year coating warranty. More

Product • By CROSSLAMCLT (Cross Laminated Timber)

CLT (Cross Laminated Timber)

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a large-scale, prefabricated, solid engineered wood panel. Lightweight yet very strong, with superior acoustic, fire, seismic, and thermal performance, CLT is also fast and easy to install, generating almost no waste onsite. CLT offers design flexibility and low environmental impacts. For these reasons, cross-laminated timber is proving to be a highly advantageous alternative to conventional materials like concrete, masonry, or steel, especially in multi-family and commercial construction. More

Project • By FOX ArchitectsRestaurants

Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Interstate Hotels and Resorts (IHR), a hotel management company, needed a new headquarters to host their members and provide workspace for their staff. FOX Architects was challenged with providing a hospitality-centric space with many areas for collaboration. With an aggressive timeline, the design team began the project in January and IHR moved into their new space in July. The design team developed a two-part concept centered on hospitality: “yours” and “ours.” Front-of-house spaces are designed for hosting clients, while back-of-house spaces provide work areas for staff. Rich materials and textures make each space warm and welcoming, reflecting their hotels. Engineered wood veneer, brass, and porcelain tile appea... More

Project • By Semillas Arquitectura y cooperaciónStudent Housing

Student Residence in Santa Elena

BACKGROUNDThe “Santa Elena Residence” project is located in Centro Poblado Santa Elena, nestled in a rural area in  ​the central jungle of Peru.  As of 2015, after the construction of the secondary school located in a strategic point in the area, access to education has been allowed for 16 neighboring communities therefore, generating an increase in students.  However, the few and difficult access routes meant that students had to walk 2 to 5 hours to reach the school, confronting long and dangerous roads.   To provisionally solve the problem, the community built rooms to house students and teachers but in breach of the minimum hygiene and safety conditions.  Faced with this scenario, the efforts for t... More

Project • By Space MexicoOffices


SBI is a Family Office where there are business and social activities for the members of its families, promoting the creativity and friendship that unites them. SPACE designed a space as a result of a deep analysis of the needs of the client, inspired to create relaxed, elegant and timeless environments that evoke a sense of feeling at home but at the same time encourage work and inspire the generation of ideas that become business projects. Thus Club was born, the nerve center that functions as the heart of the project.    The different operating, support and reception areas surround Club. The operating areas were set up by family, by business unit for a better functioning of the activities. The staff areas are located in the c... More

Project • By Slee & Co.Private Houses

Floating Dune House

The term “peace” could easily have found its origin between the Outeniqua forest and the long open Atlantic ocean, both of which are an integral part of this holiday home. An elegantly crafted box floats on top of tree tops towards the north and sensitively touches the sand dune on the south.A single level building with a large open living / dining area separates the private en-suite guest rooms to the east and the main bedroom suite to the west.   All rooms capture nature’s elements and reminds of a contemporary Knysna log cabin, with engineered wood fitted to the majority of the interior.  The slow life enters upon a sea breeze through large sliding doors from the South and retires on an Outenique hill to the... More

Product • By ARBONYManoir


This range of flooring is authentically aged. The irregular signs of wear-and-tear on the surface of the wood and the soft edges recreate the emotions that usually only truly old materials can elicit. The interplay of shades between boards and the accents of colour or decolouration around the knots give these planks a completely unique character. The reference numbers in this range go from 01 to 16, each number corresponding to a specific colour. They are all available in solid or engineered wood in thicknesses of 15mm or 20mm, with widths ranging from 12cm to 30cm. More

Project • By Yo Irie ArchitectsPrivate Houses

House in Tarumi

This site is a newly developed residential area, a high ground overlooking the sea near the city of Kobe, Japan. The development took place in recent years, and small-scale individual houses are lined up all around the neighborhood.   The house-building industry has developed significantly, and excellent technologies used in efficient insulation products, equipment with high performance coefficients, high-strength engineered wood, energy saving lighting equipment, etc. have improved the performance of houses, but rather than simply relying on such individual functions, we would like to think about structures that work better when they integrate such technologies, so the whole house can function better and smarter.   Here, whil... More

Project • By ADX ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Atrium House

DESCRIPTION  Atrium house was a response to our Client’s brief for a house of modern simplicity and good space. The architectural design of the house was based on the desire to celebrate spaciousness and create meaningful spatial relationships. The central atrium became the anchor for the house, connecting it with all the living spaces from the first to the highest level. The idea of a punctuation echoed to the façade with a patterned perforation that allowed greenery to climb and peek into the interiors of the house.    CONCEPT The first level presented the living room as a spacious space. A lighted walkway connects the living to the open island kitchen at the back of the house. Our Clients loved these space... More

Product • By IndusparquetTaco Reale Peroba Mica

Taco Reale Peroba Mica

Taco Reale Peroba Mica 19x100x500mm Prefinished Engineered Plywood Flooring   Engineered wood is a layered product made of an actual but thin slice of hardwood on top of a base of high-quality plywood.   -Tropical hardwood -Brazilian Decor Floor -Unique Herringbone More

Project • By SHAUCommunity Centres

Microlibrary Warak Kayu

A neighbourhood icon with multiple programsThe Microlibrary Warak Kayu is the fifth built project within the Microlibrary series – an initiative to increase reading interest by creating socially-performative multifunctional community spaces with environmentally-conscious design and materials, which aim to serve low-income neighbourhoods. Designed by SHAU and prefabricated by PT Kayu Lapis Indonesia, this project is a community, private sector and government collaboration– a gift from Arkatama Isvara Foundation to the City of Semarang. The microlibrary charges no entry fee and is run by Harvey Center – a locally-embedded charity group in Semarang– in coordination with the local government.   Architecturally it... More

Product • By MIZA ArchitectsCross Laminated Timber Furniture

Cross Laminated Table

The Cross Laminated Table employs a single material to fulfill the fundamentalneeds of a table on four legs.The result is a mixture of engineered wood technology and hand craft,producing a piece of furniture that is not only minimal and elegant, but alsolively and rustic. More