Top 7 architectual projects inspired by timber

Top 7 architectual projects inspired by timber

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Top 7 architectual projects inspired by timber

November 16 2015

At Decor Systems we love timber. We love its natural and warm beauty, its durability and versatility. It is amazing to see how designers could turn the simple wood into various architectural bespoke structures.

Here are 7 projects made from timber or timber related products that we find inspiring.

1.  The TWIST at the Timber Expo in Birmingham

Emergent Technologies and Design Programme (EmTech) at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London has recently exhibited their project, The TWIST at the Timber Expo in Birminingham, UK.  The TWIST seeks to gain full control of the material properties, developing articulated surfaces with the variable orientation of its elements,  creating characteristic sinusoidal curves on the surface.

(Source: ArchDaily)

Wooden structure EmTech Twist LondonThe TWIST at Timber Expo, Birmingham NEC. Image © Patrick Tanhuanco

2. Yakiniku Tsuruichi Restaurant

Strip-type partition boards made of wood laths, which are widely seen in Japanese architecture, were used in the construction of this restaurant. For its design, the owners were inspired by a picture from the renowned works of Utawaga Hiroshige: “Sudden Shower Over Shin-Ohasi Bridge and Atake”, which captures the moment when a summer rain shower suddenly changes the weather and surprises pedestria. Designer: Golucci International Design.

(Source: Reddot Award Product Design)

Architectural stunning looking timber slats won Reddot design award
Yakiniku Tsuruichi Restaurant

3. GAD Architecture’s AHK Kundu Villas

The AHK Kundu Villas, a collection of homes by GAD Architecture, has recently been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) for Future Residential projects. Designed with sustainability in mind, the project makes use of resources available on the site with an exterior timber cladding regulates temperature, and defines the boundaries of each home.

(Source: ArchDaily)

Endless interior possibilities by Timber SlatInterior timber cladding at GAD Architecture’s AHK Kundu Villas

4. Six Degrees Cafe, Jakarta

Studio OOZN Design completed the advancement of Six Degrees Cafe, an unique rest hub, situated within a shopping mall in Jakarta.The venue characteristics wavy timber components which give away a cave-like really feel when within


Timber Slats creating cave like spaceWavy timber slats at a Jakarta cafe

5. The Tent, Nha Trang, Vietnam

A steep roof with thick thatchmade from timber slats is considered to be a good solution to prevent the sunlight as well as a good blend with surrounding landscape for the Tent. Its extraordinary roof structure and harmoniously material combination has revitalized an abandoned land full of sun and wind.

Architect: A21 Studio – Source: ArchDaily

Timber slats, timber interiors, architectural decorationTimber slat structure inside The Tent, Nha Trang, Vietnam
 6. QIMR DecorLini Curved Wall
DecorLini Acoustic Wall Panel made from  were specified and installed extensively throughout the whole facility of Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR). DecorLini Blackbutt was specified for its natural linear smart look, its flexibility in design, especially around curved walls, and for its acoustic quality that is important for this research environment.

Architects: Wilson Architects

acoustic decorative timber wall panels perfect for curved walls by Decor Systems
Curved walls made from DecorLini Blackbutt at QIMR

Architects: TKD Architects – Installers: Sunshine Commercial Interiors

Curving ceiling at SCEGGS Darlinghurst

7. Snøhetta’s Wild Reindeer Centre pavilion

Set in the harsh but majestic mountainous landscape of Norway’s Dovrefjell National Park is a striking timber shelter for observing wild reindeer and other rare animals, including musk-ox and polar foxes. Norwegian practice Snøhetta was appointed in 2009 to design a shelter for school groups and the public, allowing them to view the protected animals in a concealed environment as part of the Wild Reindeer Foundation educational programme.

Architect: Snøhetta – Location Dovrefjell National Park, Hjerkinn, Norway

(Source: BD Online)

1709264_Snohetta_web_5The timber curves and seating look as if they have been carved out by hand



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