Ten stylish plywood interiors that give the material a luxurious upgrade
Laminated plywood layers make up much of the interior of Rock Creek House, which NADAAA designed in Washington DC. The studio oriented the grain of the plywood layers in a north-south direction, which it said allows more light to permeate the spaces from the south without interruption.
Tsuruta Architects adds 27,000 feline faces across five new homes in Catford
UK-studio Tsuruta Architects has completed a housing project in south London called The Queen of Catford, which features thousands of cat faces and a pair of blue heritage plaques dedicated to fictional characters.
Woven screens cover cabin in Colombia by Santiago Pradilla + Zuloark
A range of construction techniques drawn from the expertise in the local community were incorporated into the design of the cabin-like home, including the timber structure, woven facade, metalwork elements and ceramic tile roof.
Squire and Partners offers co-working with The Department Store Studios
The four floors above contain a mix of different workspaces, including open-plan co-working for individuals and private studios for between six and 72 people. Phone booths and bookable meeting rooms are dotted throughout, along with kitchen spaces and lounge areas. The aim was to create spaces that facilitate different types of working, inspired by the way that spaces are used in The Department Store and other Squire & Partners projects like the Ministry of Sound co-working.
Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects creates semi-outdoor Half Barn in Hashimoto
Inside the home, wood surfaces were left largely exposed as another way of complementing the surrounding nature. A curved doma soil floor at the entrance bridges the indoor and outdoor space and leads on to an interior marked out by similarly sinuous timber steps.
Ravi Handa Architect and AAmp Studio build cedar-clad lakeside barn
The two wings are divided into a private area with two bedrooms and bathrooms, and a separate communal area that blends an open-plan kitchen with living and dining spaces. In direct contrast to Ell House's dark exterior, its interior spaces are defined by a muted palette of light oak millwork, white cabinetry and white-washed pine ceilings.
Cabin Thunder Top in Norway doubles as a viewpoint and ski jump
Inside, Cabin Thunder Top is a single space with a minimalist, wood-lined finish. This is designed to be heated quickly by a small wood stove and offer the family a simple "landscape" that can be used in many different ways.