Timber cladding

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about timber cladding

Project • By AbodoHousing

Minyama House

With such a beautiful outlook, the design of this home called for expansive areas of glazing and for a natural material palette that allowed it to merge with the landscape. The clients requested the use of natural timber throughout the home, and Abodo was suggested to architects Morriarchi Architecture by contractors Gray Construction Group, who had worked with the eco-timber products on a previous project. Caption On the exterior walls, the Abodo Vulcan weatherboards are finished with Protector Oil Teak, chosen for both longevity and visual warmth. This material is also used for the entry door, gatehouse door and master bedroom balcony hood, creating a sense of consistency throughout the property.All interior spaces have barn-style d... More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Omaha House

Completed in 2018, the Omaha house overlooks the estuary facing west. An awkward shaped site and the desire to connect the occupants with the stunning water surrounds led to a three-formed or winged structure connected with glazed hallways. Abodo’s Vulcan Cladding with Sioo:x finish gives the humble “board + batten” cladding a longer-lasting and low-maintenance finish and fits in sympathetically with the coastal environment. Mark Scowen Photography The Sioo:x finish is inspired by nature, and weathers to a beautiful silvery grey which can last up to ten years. Mark Scowen Photography Read more about this project here. Mark Scowen Photography More

Project • By MUN ArchitectsOffices

Baksters Office

MUN Architects transforms a 4 story shophouse into a tech office.Located in the middle of the hectic city of Bangkok, Thailand. The typical low ceiling shophouse building has been reprogrammed and refurbished for Baksters. Started by emptying the building, removing some unwanted floor slabs, and keeping the original reinforced concrete post and beam structure. The timber walls are introduced as a buffer from the brick walls being used in the whole alley to create a sense of being enclosed by natural material. Soopakorn Srisakul The sequence of going into the building has been reorganized.The first floor is the main dining area for staff. It can also be used for parties or events. at the mezzanine floor, a meeting room and desks are li... More

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

SRG House

Many architects have contributed to the history of this Sydney home, from its original owner and namesake Sir Roy Grounds to the architect who conceived of it in 1972, Stuart Whitelaw, and finally current homeowner and architect Conrad Johnston of Fox Johnston, who has given the home a new lease on life using Abodo eco timbers and an extended floor plan. Choosing Abodo Vulcan WB10 145x20 vertical boards with a Protector Oil Walnut stain in the place of cedar meant creating a similar look to the original cladding but without the pitfalls of stability issues and frequent maintenance. Vulcan Cladding is created using thermally modified New Zealand-grown timber, which along with its patented vertical grain construction gives an enhanced level... More

Project • By Isabel Barros ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Seaview House

The Seaview House is located in the southern coast of County Wexford in Ireland, 700 meters from the sea coast and 4 km of the fishing village of Kilmore Quay. Isabel Barros Architects The brief for this project asked to convert the existing building into a bright contemporary/flamant style seaside bungalow. The existing bungalow was built in the mid-seventies. The layout was not functional and neglected the solar orientation and the fantastic sea views. Caption The design proposed to mimic the volume of the old bungalow with the intention of raising the house to overlook the landscape while providing breath-taking views of the sea and the Saltee Islands. Robert Mullan Photography This bold prolongation of the existing ho... 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

NewsNews • 14 Jul 2021

Sustainable Vilnius housing development draws from the tranquility of the forest

On the outskirts of Vilnius on a forested site, this new housing development by Paleko Arch Studija comprises three two-floor villas of 80 square meters each. Surrounded by a tall old pine forest and neighbouring individual villas, the concept maximizes the tranquility of the forest. Clad mainly with timber that blends into the surroundings, there are no fences, only hedge rows for some separation. Even the driveway is reduced to a bare minimum with cars parked on a strengthened lawn surface. Norbertas Tukaj Family activities are organized over three the levels. The ground level accommodates a fully glazed living space with the floor extending naturally into the surrounding forest. The next floor features Villa Savoye-type panoramic w... 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 AbodoSecondary Schools

Christchurch Boys’ High School

Addressing an educational brief of ‘A modern school with a rich past’, Christchurch Boys’ High School wished to incorporate modern educational developments into its new buildings while still maintaining its heritage listing. To seamlessly marry historic with contemporary, Athfield Architects specified Abodo timber pductsrofor internal and external cladding of the newly opened Caddick Block. Materiality references the surrounding structures, while the building itself takes on a contemporary look, with Abodo timber battens on the upper levels for sun screening and a dynamic aesthetic. Read more about this project here. More

Project • By AbodoHousing

The Ballance Street Home

Shane Kingsbeer’s Gisborne home and studio The ability to enhance and contribute to the ways people live in and use spaces appealed to a young Shane Kingsbeer and inspired him to enter the field of architectural design. Based in Gisborne, Kingsbeer Architecture is a rising architectural design studio creating beautiful, environmentally friendly homes that respond to the landscape and provide creative solutions for the lifestyles of homeowners. An architectural designer’s home and studio Shane works from a purpose-built studio in front of his house, both of which are clad in Abodo products. His house, which was recently featured in Here magazine, uses a range of Abodo’s offerings, with Vulcan Cladding externally, Vulcan... More

NewsNews • 5 May 2021

Vienna’s GeQ: A building block for the ecological and healthy city

Das Gesundheits Quartier (GeQ) by einszueins architektur is a building block for the ecological and healthy city. The wood-concrete hybrid construction results in a sustainable living space in the centre of Vienna, close to the main train station as well as the Helmut-Zilk-Park to the southwest. Hertha Hunaus/Paul Sebesta The basement and ground floor that form the base of the building are made of in-situ concrete, of which only the staircase and corridor area are continued in solid construction up to the top floor. Other components are made of timber frame construction, wood-concrete composite construction or lightweight construction. This construction system is showcased to the city via the wooden (larch) façade. Hertha Hu... More

Project • By QTD LtdResidential Landscape

Tsubo Niwa House

This house is a Victorian large single-family dwelling situated in Hackney. The building had fallen into a state of disrepair and was in need of full refurbishment. Works included a loft, rear, and side infill extension. A set of living spaces at lower ground floor level were used as additional accommodation for visiting family, it was important for these to be connected to the main house above. The design response looked to introduce a courtyard within the plan of the living spaces to help articulate a relationship between the existing house and the new architecture. Full height windows slide back behind slatted ThermoWood Ash Charred Cladding in a 'Hit and Miss' style. The charring process makes the boards far more fire-resistant and th... More

Project • By QTD LtdResidential Landscape

Brooklands Barn

A barn clad head-to-toe in our ThermoChar® Cladding (Ash Composition)  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