Chybik + Kristof stack wooden balconies inside Czech Republic’s House of Wine

Curved wood-panelled volumes designed to recall traditional Moravian wine cellars are stacked up in this Czech wine bar to create intimate tasting rooms. Located in Znojmo, a walled town in the Czech Republic’s winemaking region of Moravia, House of Wine is a wine bar and tasting rooms designed by Czech architects Chybik + Kristof. The […]

Studio Sain uses traditional hand-turning process to create products incorporating wooden ball joints

Studio Sain worked with one of Austria’s last remaining woodturners to develop this collection of hand-turned wooden products that feature moving parts or modular components. Designers Martijn Rigters and Namuun Zimmermann, who began working together as Studio Sain in 2018, developed the Bulbous project as part of Vienna Design Week‘s Passionswege 2019 programme, which pairs […]

Lap Stool by SmithMattias highlights traditional joinery technique

London studio SmithMattias has created a wooden bar stool for British design brand Deadgood featuring a simple structure held together by a visible lap joint that gives the product its name. The Lap Stool is the second product designed by Jack Smith and Gemma Mattias for Deadgood, following on from the Marra Table the duo […]

Claesson Koivisto Rune collaborates with master woodworker on Hand furniture

Swedish architecture firm Claesson Koivisto Rune worked with expert Japanese carpenter Yuji Takahashi on this collection of hand-crafted wooden furniture, which doesn’t have a single flat surface. The Hand furniture collection is the culmination of a collaboration that saw the architecture and design studio headed by Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune team up […]

BIG creates indoor-outdoor furniture collection that mimics the shape of lily pads

The Lily furniture collection created by architecture firm BIG for Danish brand Skagerak has no sharp corners, in an homage to the gently sloping oval shape of lily pads. Made up of a table, bench and chair, the series features rounded slats of golden teak wood, propped up by simple, stainless steel X-frames. “These materials are […]

Atelier NL creates benches from storm-felled trees for Dutch Design Week

Atelier NL has made a series of wooden benches from trees uprooted in a huge storm that hit Eindhoven earlier this year, to sit alongside objects made from wood at their studio. The Stormwood benches are made from timber slats cut from some of the nearly 1,000 trees felled during the storm that wrecked havoc […]

Bornstein Lyckefors builds pale green cabin on rural Swedish island

Architecture studio Bornstein Lyckefors chose an unusual shade of green for the exterior of Granholmen, a humble cabin on the Swedish island of Kallaxön. Although many of Sweden’s wooden cottages and barns are famously painted in a distinctive shade of red, there is no history of that colour being used on the islands of the […]

Gray Organschi completes wooden high school extension with irregular roofing in Connecticut

Outdoor classrooms and active farmlands surround the extension to this ecological high school in Connecticut, which Gray Organschi built with cross-laminated timber to demonstrate sustainable design practices. Common Ground High School is a charter school in New Haven with a curriculum focused on the environment. It was founded in 1997 and is one of the […]

Alder Brisco creates “attic of warm wooden curiosities” as office for recruitment agency

A Victorian goods elevator and wooden clock tower both feature in the office of London recruitment agency Represent, designed by Alder Brisco in an old warehouse loft. Studio Represent is a small office on the third floor of a late-19th-century warehouse in Farringdon, London. It features a custom-built wooden interior that pays tribute to its industrial […]

IFUB designs pair of matching timber houses in Munich

German practice IFUB has completed a pair of timber homes in Munich that are subtly differentiated by the direction of their diagonal larch cladding and different coloured blinds. The pair of adjoined homes have been built on the site of a former 1950s house that was in a state of disrepair. All that remains of this original home […]

Red wooden curtain surrounds nature reserve entrance pavilion by Sandellsandberg

A curtain of red timber panels drape around the entrance pavilion to the Eriksberg Hotel & Nature Reserve in Blekinge, Sweden, designed by Sandellsandberg. Named Outdoor Eriksberg, the bright red building was designed by Swedish studio Sandellsandberg to improve the quality and navigability of the nature reserve’s entrance area. It has a “textile look” intended to […]

Prefabricated pine panels clad kindergarten near Barcelona

Architects Eduard Balcells, Ignasi Rius and Daniel Tigges have designed a wood-clad concrete kindergarten for the El Tiller Waldorf-Steiner School in Bellaterra, Spain. The concrete and pine kindergarten is one of six structures arranged like a small village around a central “rambla” – a Hispanic term for a promenade or high street. Alongside the kindergarten, […]

Pale wood blends Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann’s Chilean house into sandy surrounds

Architecture studio Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann has designed this wooden house in Chile around a central, square-shaped room with a dramatic vaulted ceiling. Named after the town where it is located, the House in El Peumo is situated in Chile‘s O’Higgins Region, just south of Santiago. The dwelling sits atop a sandy plateau surrounded by pine […]

Diébédo Francis Kéré bundles logs to form roof of Tippet Rise Art Center pavilion

Burkinabe architect Diébédo Francis Kéré used sick and dead trees to build this pavilion at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana, USA. The roof, columns and seats of Kéré‘s Xylem pavilion are made from bundles of local ponderosa and lodge pole pine logs, felled during a “natural pruning” process that aims to save forests from […]

Hubris Atë Nemesis installation curves up Maine contemporary art gallery

Curvy and bent wooden strips are laid out to resemble a wave in this installation in Maine, created by local designers Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B Nguyen. Kavanaugh and Nguyen designed the Hubris Atë Nemesis installation for the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), taking cues from the from the rough waters and wind in […]

Geza designs gabled home to frame views of Alpine village

Architecture studio Geza has wrapped a skin of sun-shading angled larch slats around this large gabled house on a steep Alpine slope in Italy. Located close to a small town in Camporosso,  Z House is designed to capture panoramic views of the nearby valley and mountains. Larch slats that surround both of the house’s volumes […]

University of Stuttgart makes Urbach Tower from self-shaping wood

University of Stuttgart engineers have harnessed the natural shrinking process of wood as it loses moisture to create this world-first self-twisted tower in Germany. The university’s Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) built the Urbach Tower in the Rems Valley for the Remstal Garden Show. […]

Samuel Wilkinson brings the Viennese bistro chair into the 21st century

British designer Samuel Wilkinson has paired steam-bent wood with Vienna straw to create a contemporary dining chair called Latis. Aiming to create “a timeless signature chair with a modern aesthetic”, Wilkinson used the two elements that characterised the classic bistro chair of the mid-19th century. The chair has a slender frame made from steam-bent ash […]

Casimir celebrates 30 years as a designer with oak and walnut furniture collection

Belgian designer Casimir is celebrating three decades in the industry with the production of six wooden objects that straddle the line between furniture and art, and another six to follow. The first six pieces include two consoles, a cabinet rack, a mirror, a side table and a low table, all made exclusively from solid oak […]

Invisible Studio and students build Urban Room pavilion as event space and outdoor classroom

University of Reading students have built a pavilion designed by Invisible Studio, which will be used by artists to showcase their work. The timber pavilion will host the architecture school’s end-of-year show and a series of two-day artist residencies, before being relocated to a primary school to be used as an outdoor classroom. Named Urban […]

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