AD Round Up: Wooden Houses Part I

AD Round Up: Wooden Houses Part I

Wood can be a very good material when designing your future house. It can be cheap, energy efficient, and of course, look good. So to finish this week’s Round Up, we bring you previously featured wooden houses.

Herringbone Houses / Alison Brooks Architects The Herringbone Houses are two 400sqm houses and integrated landscape located in a wooded back land site overlooking the South London Bowls Club for private developer Lyford Investments. Each open-plan house is composed of two continuous planes of herringbone timber and graphite render surfaces that form walls, floors, external decking and fences. These planes interlock and fold inward at the centre of the house (read more…)

CO2 Saver House / Peter Kuczia Using untreated larch wood and black fibre cement panels to optimise solar energy gain, this lake house in Poland is a pretty good example of how to be sustainable and respectful with the environment. This sustainable house – like a chameleon – blends with its surrounding area on Laka Lake in south of Poland. Colourful planks within the timber façade reflect the tones of the rural landscape (read more…)

Holiday House on the Rigi / AFGH Holiday house on the Rigi, Scheidegg. The building was arranged on the periphery of the property so that the distance to the neighbouring houses was as large as posssible and so that the option of constructing another building could be left open. The concrete cellar anchors the building in the sloping terrain and houses the entrance area and the technical servicing on top of which is the wooden volume (read more…)

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Experimental home in Ijburg / FARO architecten bv On the Steigereiland, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, Pieter Weijnen built his own experimental wooden home. The house is painted a vibrant blue, referring to the traditional dike houses of nearby Durgerdam. Spaciousness is the keyword in this design. The ground floor consists of a roomy live-in kitchen. Entering the home, the first thing you notice is the lounge hanging from the ceiling like a floating island (read more…)

Casa Kike / Gianni Botsford Architects A few months ago i spotted this house with an amazing private library in Domus magazine, on an issue dedicated to contemporary libraries. It has a very detalied wood work. I love the bookshelves between the structure. the text from the architect, more pictures and drawings after the break. By coupling indigenous techniques GBA has created this intimate double pavilion for a writer in Costa Rica (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Wooden Houses Part I" 08 May 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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