Wonderful Wooden Buildings

It is always nice to appreciate the many fantastic timber structures created by ingenious designers. 

Today, we want to take some time to look at a few great pieces of architecture, made entirely from wood. 

Knarvik Community Church, Norway

This structure was built by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter (RRA) in 2014 and is a beautiful sight to behold.

The church is beautifully angular, with a striking profile that stands stark against the Nordic land. It is based upon a traditional Scandinavian style, using mottled pine timber.

In terms of location, the church was built into a slope where four fjords meet. Through its stunningly unique architecture and lovely location, the Knarvik Community Church manages to maintain a marvelous sense of modernist majesty.

The Fireplace, For Children, Norway

Norway is really showing some aptitude for woodworking! 

In this delightful little structure, the walls are made entirely from leftover timber from previous projects.

This previously unused timber has been fashioned into 80 circles, all layered on top of each other to create a stunning spiral design, complete with a charming chimney. 

You can find out more about the designer’s work here.

Land of Hope, China

Land of Hope

With a combination of efforts from both New York (Studio Link-Arc) and Beijing (Tsinghua University), the Land of Hope was the winner of the Beauty of Wood Innovation Award at the China Milan Expo 2015. 

This picturesque piece aimed to combine both modern and classical techniques.

The building itself is created from over one thousand individual bamboo panels that clad the roof, aiming to blend peacefully and aesthetically with the Beijing skyline.

They performed this feat by, “Merging the profile of the Beijing Central Business District skyline and the contour of the mountain range.”

This outstanding project is certainly a wonderful example of the natural beauty that can be achieved when building with wood.

Pocket House, London, UK

Back home for our final choice!

The Pocket House was created by Tikari Works, based in London, who aimed to provide a, “Family home uncompromised by the site’s physical restrictions,” to which, we believe, they succeeded.

Built in a space the size of a double garage, the house boasts everything you could ask for: a living room, kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms, and a patio. 

The construction was created using an upside-down design, allowing for plenty of natural light to find its way into the most-used rooms.

In terms of material, the building is clad in western red cedar cladding, and offers both “privacy and solar shading.”

Douglas fir was used to support the building’s ceilings, which are themselves lined with South American pine

Alongside the aforementioned elements, some beautiful joinery is used to create fine yellow pine stairs.

If our post today has got you thinking about the wondrous wooden additions you can add to your home, give us a call on 0345 638 1340, where we would be happy to help and can supply you with the means to create your own stunning designs.

Images: Giedrius Akelis / Shutterstock.com, Greta Gabaglio / Shutterstock.com



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