Articles on Timber

 

Natural and Renewable: 5 Top Picks in Timber

There are ample good reasons to build in timber. As well as its aesthetic qualities, it is one of the most sustainable resources available to the industry.

Chalres House by Austin Maynard Architects. Photos Peter Bennetts
 

Light pervades the moody spaces in Austin Maynard Architects' house of contrasts

MELBOURNE – A luscious and dynamic garden brings Charles House to life. The house itself was realised a little over a year ago but it is only now that the landscaping is finalised.

Keukenhof by Mecanoo. Photos courtesy of the architect
 

Mecanoo frames the Dutch skies with timber triangles

LISSE – Keukenhof is one of the largest flower gardens in the world. In time for this year's opening, a gatehouse was realised to give the attraction a proper entrance.

Chimney House by Dekleva Gregorič Architects. Photos Flavio Coddou
 

Dekleva Gregorič Architects combines tradition with negative space

LOGATEC – One of the simplest ideas of all inspires the form of a timber-clad home in central Slovenia: the chimney.

Garden Studio Gym by Eastwest Architecture. Photos Naaro
 

Eastwest Architecture's garden shed provides plenty of height for skipping and jumping

LONDON – The English capital can be an exciting and bustling hub of activity but, just outside the central cocoon in Greater London, opportunities can be slightly more lacking.

Parking Garage by dJGA and Modulo Architects. Photos Lievan van Landschoot
 

Modulo and dJGA carve a canyon for a meandering parking garage

Brussels – Generally damp, unattractive and cast in concrete, the typology of the car park usually conjures up images of 1950s brutalist volumes of necessity that obscure the skyline.

Ogden Centre Durham University by Studio Libeskind. Photos Hufton + Crow
 

Studio Libeskind's sharp geometry creates a centre for world-class research

Durham – Inaugurated earlier this month, the Ogden Centre West building opens up further space for the expanding student population in the North East of the United Kingdom.

Paris School by Ameller, Dubois & Associés. Photos Guillaume Guérin
 

Ameller & Dubois' school building counteracts the faux-neoclassicism of its famous surroundings

Serris – Completed at the end of 2016, a timber-clad educational complex sits 40-km east of Paris and a 30-minute walk from Disneyland.

Black Flying House by H3T Architekti. Photos Jakub Skokan/Martin Tůma (BoysPlayNice)
 

H3T Architekti's mysterious black house provides a floating shelter

PARDUBICE – A secretive timber structure hung under the remains of an old railway bridge in a castle town in the east of the Bohemian region of the Czech Republic.

Haus am Stürcherwald by Bernardo Bader. Photos Gustav Willeit
 

A traditional timber house by Bernardo Bader nestles in a forest landscape

LATERNS – Haus am Stürcherwald provides a view across kilometres of nothing but a green and mountainous landscape for a client in Austria's western-most state of Vorarlberg.

Terada House by Yoshiyasu Mizuno. Photos Yoshiharu Hama / Studio Melos
 

Yoshiyasu Mizuno disguises the full scale of a timber house on a confined site

FUJIEDA – Being considerate to the neighbours was a prerequisite for a residential commission where the client's plot was on the vacant land next to his parents.

Mountain Hut by Peter Pichler Architecture and Pavol Mikolajcak. Photos Oskar Dariz / Jens Rüßmann
 

A mountain hut merges with the landscape like a fallen tree

BOLZANO – Milan-based firm Peter Pichler Architecture and local architect Pavol Mikolajcak have designed a restaurant and lounge for visitors to the Obereggen ski resort.