Timber – and building materials in general – have been under pressure from global supply chain issues. What does it mean if you’re building or renovating? Industry experts share insight into the causes and what they predict comes next.
The immaculate interiors of GB Space’s La Chansonnière provide an immersive dining experience for lovers of French food in Beijing.
Paris-based designer Valerie Rostaing succeeds in avoiding all the cliches (think: sterile art museum) in favour of a homey residence with artworks by the likes of Picasso and David Hockney.
Venturing into the furniture design realm, Richards Stanisich launches the Bell Table in collaboration with The Wood Room.
713 House by Junsekino Architect and Design exemplifies architecture in Thailand, reflecting climatic conditions and people’s sense of community.
Who said floorboards can only be used on the floor? Tongue N Groove’s new space by Tobias Partners reinvents the showroom experience with engineered European oak boards up, down and all around.
Fourth generation furniture designer Jon Goulder has made a career out of pushing the envelope with materials and methods – and now, he has created bespoke ‘Innate’ collection for Spence & Lyda, features moody dark tones celebrating the use of Tasmanian Oak and Blackwood.
Amongst breathtaking coastal bushlands of Tasmania, the RACT Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions offer an immersive experience equally of nature and architecture.
Given a World Heritage Site as the starting point for a residential project, as an architect why wouldn’t you take inspiration from your surrounds? Tasmanian timber is the hero of this Tasmanian project.
The relationship between nature and architecture is clear in this project by ONG&ONG. As well as a sense of natural tactility in the materials, the family home in Singapore has been designed around a ‘colossal’ pre-war Rain Tree that existed on the site.
What do you do with an oddly shaped block in an inner city setting? Annie Reid finds out from Julie Firkin Architects.
District Eight Design is an office and workshop based in Vietnam that merges design and build. In Habitus issue 26 we meet founder, Australian Darren Chew, to discuss his journey. Here, we enjoy his products, made with careful attention to detail.
In Bear House, size matters. Designed for Be@rbrick collectors, the house centres itself around the owners’ Be@rbricks display cabinet and scale is based on the toys, rather than the owners.
In celebration of Oak, here’s a selection of products and projects that feature this glorious timber.
We look at a selection of the latest flooring option – from cool tiles to earthy floor boards.
Davis Bure House, sitting high upon a hillside at Whale Bay, Northland, is a thoughtful exploration of New Zealand’s history. Both colonial occupation of the land and the Maori response to that has been into consideration in the design, looking at how those events might be woven together. The distinctive high ceilings in particular are a unique design choice for its location, as Pip Cheshire tells us.
An un-used inner-city back yard is reinvented as a Garden room, finding a functional partnership with the house. In this renovation of a late Victorian home, by Welsh+Major, we see the potential for under-utilsed space fully realised in the form of a green sanctuary. Words by Tess Ritchie.
Just the names Walnut and Oak conjure up beautiful images – warm tones, gentle grain and subtle variations of colour. They’re two timbers that need little dressing up, and should be celebrated simply as they are. ercol’s Svelto collection does just that.
With the launch of Wood Melbourne earlier this year and a showroom opening in two weeks time, Oliver MacLatchy is in a local designer and maker we’ll be keeping an eye on. We ask him a few questions to find out what makes him tick – aside from timber.
‘Greenfall Renovation’ is Vo Trong Nghia Architects’ solution to Hanoi’s urban problems. It’s triangle light well, choice of reflective materials and abundance of greenery combats electricity shortages and flooding, pollution and general lack of green, creating a lush explosion of colour in its busy neighbourhood. Words by Tess Ritchie.