Mahogany

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about mahogany

Project • By Cox ArchitectureOffices

Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precin

The Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct (CJESP) is the largest combined facility of its kind in Australasia, and the first major public development built by the New Zealand Government following the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. The Precinct, commissioned as a key project to accelerate the reinvigoration and revitalisation program within the city’s devastated CBD, consolidated all justice and emergency services within a single purpose-built precinct made up of three elements; the Justice Building, the Emergency Services Building and a car park for operational vehicles. The 40,000m2 precinct was designed through a collaborative process between Warren and Mahony, WSP Opus Architecture and COX to house 19 multi... More

Project • By Margherita FaloccoPrivate Houses

Private Residence Cz

Partly restored, partially recovered, this ancient Neapolitan house overlooking the Gulf of Pozzuoli, boasts a breathtaking panorama, which frames an extremely contemporary but classic space at the same time. The white boiserie emphasize a recovered wooden floor, designed years before, and provide a neutral background for contemporary furnishings, with cool tones and refined finishes. The house enjoys some classic and timeless pieces, inherited from the family, such as the mahogany grand piano in the living area, or the entirely crystal dining table. The brass thresholds placed in correspondence with the main entrances of the house, represent the connection between the old and the new, and together with the accessories and lamps they embell... More

Project • By SkB ArchitectsIndividual Buildings

WSECU Plaza

“The building is designed to take advantage of the unique properties of the small, yet prominent site,” according to Brian Collins-Friedrichs, principal-in-charge for the project. “Sensitivity to pedestrians—scale, texture, materials, transparency, and public amenities—drove the design. The goal was to create a building that feels a part of its neighborhood and that also provides a signature identity for WSECU.”   The building’s simple, yet expressive form relates to and strengthens ties with existing brick academic buildings in the neighborhood. The northwest corner of the building features a six-story, sculpted glass facade that anchors the intersection. On the main 45th Ave NE side, a comm... More

Project • By CLB ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Lone Pine

The Lone Pine compound is set at the base of the Teton Range in a resort development at the edge of an open valley.  Sited to take advantage of open spaces and view sheds, the house is oriented to screen neighboring structures while capitalizing on near views of the adjacent ski resort and surrounding mountain ranges. Anchored by two simple but bold agrarian volumes linked by a transparent connector, the architecture is conceived as abstractions of common ranch structures: pure forms which have been articulated in an architectural language that manipulates mass through subtraction. This approach creates depth in the elevations and satisfies a community design requirement for overhangs while maintaining simplicity. The subtractions in... More

Project • By Marcus Gleysteen ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Lake Point House

Located on eighteen acres, the Lake Point House serves as a retreat to connect an active family to the outdoors and to each other. An interpretation of New Hampshire lakeshore vernacular, the house respects and compliments its site. The home was oriented to optimize views to the water, and it was positioned to preserve trees and site features. The natural wood used both on the exterior and throughout the interior; the granite chimneys; the layering of steel columns with the window system; and the wood beams soaring out towards the water, all reflect a sensitivity to context, scale, and composition.   A key function of the house is its ability to accommodate two people or twenty people with equal comfort and grace.  Reflected in... More

Project • By NUNZIO GABRIELE SCIVERESPrivate Houses

CASA GAS

The intervention consists in the renovation of an apartment overlooking the port of portofino.It consists of two levels not connected to each other: one on the ground floor in direct connection with the pier, used as a bedroom / warehouse and one on the first floor of the building, where the living space is developed with an open space system.   The biggest challenge of this project concerns the creation of a flexible and transformable space, able to adapt to different needs and functions, through the realization of concealed wooden panels.The entire project draws inspiration from the materials used in the boats, an element present in the port on which the building overlooks.   Material Used: 1. Mahogany Wood 2. Carrara Whit... More

Project • By Correa Granados ArchitectsShops

CANALI Kuala Lumpur boutique

The Canali boutique rises on the ground floor of the channel Suria KLCC, at the bottom of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's national symbol.   The boutique is organized into four areas. Crossing the threshold, the customer is immediately welcomed by the sportswear area, displayed in a harmonious play of depths and colour, created by the wall on the right covered of dark mahogany and the opposite wall, beige ribbed finished stone-clad.   Upon entering, the products is shown in two large adjoining areas, where the formal head is displayed in niches beige fabric clad and dark gray back-painted glass clad walls framed. In the centre, on a carpet insert, the sitting area stands, with two sofas opposite each other. &n... More

Product • By FlexformPiuma

Piuma

The Piuma collection of cabinets is a delightful marriage of understated elegance-of-form and the dramatic expressiveness of wood. In contrast to the deliberate simplicity of the design is the choice of veneers – crafted with exotic, rare woods like mahogany featherband, Amara ebony, Canaletto walnut and ash, available in a number of shades. Free of handles, the finger pull is cut directly into the structure. A 45° mitered edge on the door/drawer serves as a finger grip, accentuating the clean, smooth lines of these cabinets that can be included in any setting and easily paired with all the tables, chairs, sofas and armchairs in the Flexform collection. Piuma cabinets are available in many configurations, bo... More

Project • By Rowland+Broughton Architecture and Urban DesignShops

Victorian Square

The concept for Victorian Square is inspired by a nearby backcountry skiing haunt referred to by locals as “The Pillow Factory”. The highlight of this area is the countless snow-covered rock outcroppings (pillows) that gently step down the slope with skiers playfully bouncing down the terrain from one pillow to the next.  We sought to abstract the inherent qualities of a typical pillow where the snow is softly suspended over the mass of the rock, revealing the stratified lines of past snow falls. Peterson Cover Brick from Denmark represents the stationary mass of the rock outcropping.  These handmade bricks are detailed using a lapped siding technique with hidden fasteners, which recalls the many wood sided buildings... More

Project • By Walker Warner ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Makani Eka

Set atop a hardened lava flow with views of sky, sun, and water, this family compound strikes a balance between modernity and tradition. Old and new ebb and flow through a simple composition of small structures linked by a lush courtyard and a series of walkways and patios. Composed of four independent structures, including a cedar-clad main living pod, the siting balances the desire to host friends and family as well as privacy. Architecture and interiors are modern yet rely heavily on traditional materials and touchstones. “We call it the 'Village,” notes Greg Warner, of the arrangement, a grouping of four separate structures. The home is built to rest gently in the landscape but also to last for generations. “We execute... More

Project • By Richard Kirk ArchitectPrivate Houses

Rosalie House

Rosalie House by Richard Kirk Architect (RKA) is located in one of Brisbane’s most established inner city suburbs. This 5-bedroom family home sits on a hillside among the peaks and gullies that characterises the suburb of Paddington.   Rosalie House has a solid base that rises up as a 3-storey lightweight structure. The exterior is predominantly recycled Tallowwood weatherboard and pre-weathered zinc cladding – KIRK’s interpretation of the timber and tin tradition that is prevalent in the area.   Sun-shading and privacy is achieved with operable timber screens and external venetian blinds that sit in front of a bespoke timber window joinery.   The planning of the house is organised to address the views... More

Project • By Luciano Gerbilsky ArquitectosPrivate Houses

River House

River House is a 1,200 square meters construction designed in a wooded area of Valle de Bravo. This project is composed of two spaces, one private and one open divided by a river that starts at the main entrance and surrounds the entire house.    This grand project harbors an underground wine cellar with the ideal temperature and lighting, it has a capacity of 400 bottles. Next to it, we can also find an underground high-tech multimedia room.   On the terrace, you will find an exterior kitchen worthy of the best chefs in the world with a stone oven, Viking Grill, Teppanyaki iron facing a dining table for 14, lounge areas, pool, and gas chimney. The interior kitchen and its 6 meters high ceiling gives service to the breakf... More

Project • By Holst ArchitectureShops

Pullman Wine Bar

With Pullman Wine Bar & Merchant, David Machado Restaurants brings a new concept to Portland’s Lloyd District. Located in the southwest corner of the Hotel Eastlund, Pullman occupies a formerly empty retail space facing the Convention Center. To accommodate a range of functions—retail shop, tasting bar, private dining room, and prep kitchen—the design reclaims further square footage from the hotel parking garage. The sequence of spaces progresses from public to private and creates a range of experiences in less than two thousand square feet.  The wine shop sells bottles as well as ships by the case nationally, while the bar focuses on select wines from the Pacific Northwest. The wine inventory is developed and ma... More

Project • By Peterson Rich OfficePrivate Houses

Prismatic Bay Townhouse

This 4000 square foot townhouse, a private residence in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, revives a historic construction technique that is unique to this neighborhood in New York, but updates it with design features and details that reinterpret the townhouse typology.Balloon frame townhouse buildings are highly unusual in New York City, but this area of Williamsburg is full of them. Peterson Rich Office responded to this context by reconstructing a 2,000 square foot wood frame building in place of the original structure that was on the site.This code-required structural strategy effectively encapsulates the old within the new — posting two columns down at the street wall to support two large beams that span to the rear.     A steel... More

Project • By SDH Studio Architecture + DesignPrivate Houses

Pinecrest Residence

Taking advantage of the site’s oversized width, this home’s Architecture was conceived as a series of volumes strategically placed to generate interior and exterior courtyards that become focal points within the home. A large mahogany front door opens into a sitting area with high ceilings and a textured wallpaper accent wall.   Sliding glass doors connect the sitting area with a covered outdoor space and the backyard. A water feature with plant walls and hidden lighting creates a focal point. A large kitchen by Mia Cucina, with wood cabinets shares the space with a dining area. A large wood floor-to-ceiling open shelving unit in the hallway provides a place for the homeowners to show off their decorative items, while the... More