Articles on Timber

House in Muraz by Savioz Fabrizzi. Photo thomas jantscher
 

Savioz Fabrizzi transforms a Swiss barn into a semi-detached house

MURAZ – The architects maintained the original layout of masonry and woodwork but synthesized it and clarified its relationship in a minimal architectural language.

House 33 by Marchi Architects. Photo Fernando Guerra
 

House 33 by Marchi Architects lives out of the Symbioz car

FRANCE – Going past the point of mere admiration and infatuation, the architects design a residence where the car is fully-integrated in the day-to-day occupations of its inhabitants.

Out Now: Mark #70
Out Now: Mark #70
Skovbakkeskolen by CEBRA. Photo Adam Mørk
 

Kids are royalty in this village-like school by CEBRA

ODDER – Complete with a series of plazas in the interior, playful fenestration, and pitched roofs, the students are encouraged to run freely throughout the building and rule the day.

House in Ohue by Daisuke Hanamoto. Photo Kenji Masunaga
 

Daisaku Hanamoto’s house mingles with its surroundings

KURE – Mindful of its place amongst the vernacular, the house easily blends into the residential neighbourhood.

 

Mark A-to-Z: T is for 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.

House Ship by ANA Architecten. Photo Luuk Kramer
 

ANA Architecten convinces a boat to become a house

AMSTERDAM – ANA Architecten appropriated a Belgian cargo boat and created an idyllic family boathouse.

Village au Pied du Courant organised by La Pépinière. Photo Lorenzo Saroli-Palumbo
 

An ephemeral village organised by La Pépinière animated disused urban spaces

MONTREAL – As summer came to a bittersweet end, so did the summer pavilions and festivals. We look back on one of Montreal’s yearly architectural villages.

Cottage in Fontanars by Ramon Esteve. Photo Mariela Apollonio
 

Ramon Esteve blends concrete and pine within a Spanish landscape

FONTANARS – When approaching the new building designed by Ramon Esteve, the first word to pop into the mind has to be ‘archetypal’.

Out Now: Mark #70
Out Now: Mark #70
Spackhuggaren by Bornstein Lyckefors. Photo Mikael Olsson
 

Bornstein Lyckefors designs a little cube on the prairie

KÄRNA – Späckhuggaren, a one-and-a-half storey residence, displays honest construction methods and Falu-red coloured cladding.

Morechon School by rk Studio. Photo Dominique Uldry
 

Rk Studio blankets a school extension in a metal cloak

SAVIÈSE – Atop the vineyards of Savièse in Switzerland and overlooking the Rhône valley, rk Studio built an extension to the Moréchon educational centre.

INET School by AZC and MSA. Photo Sergio Grazia
 

INET School by AZC and Michel Spitz shows off its smooth curves

STRASBOURG – Two seamless and smooth volumes are stacked one on top of the other, distinguishing themselves as a public mixed-use building at the corner of a busy crossroad.

Mark A-to-Z: J is for Japanese Houses
 

Mark A-to-Z: J is for Japanese Houses

The quirky designs of modern housing in Japan undeniably grab our attention time and again. Here are five of our favourites.