Sometimes they use original plan, other times they rely on an aged furniture item – Erling and Egon Petersen, two brothers from Ormslev, Denmark go to endless lengths in their quest to breathe new life into an original design from the previous century.
The genuine wood veneer panels “Firewood” comply with strict fire protection requirements while boasting a fine surface finish.
Alluding to the saddle roofs of the adjacent houses and with care not to intrude on the village surroundings, Zurich-based architects Gramazio& Kohler have found a daring reinterpretation of the "detached home" in Riedikon, Switzerland.
ArchitectureRecently a celebration was held to mark the partial completion of the Metropol Parasol project. Festivities began with the opening of the market hall. Full completion of the project is planned for March/April 2011.
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by Sophia MuckleIntent on renovating his freshly acquired castle Schloss Gartow Andreas Gottlieb Graf von Bernstorff had to come up with a plan. It was the end of the 17th century and the bare moorland round about did not even provide timber for renovating the buildings. So he set about reforesting the area, and today this private forest covering 6,500 hectares represents the largest of its kind in North Germany.
Nicola Stattmann is considered an expert on new materials and technologies. In a joint venture with her brother she is now presenting “Stattmann Neue Möbel” and in doing so takes her family’s joinery into its fourth generation. The first designs illustrate that there are still a great deal of opportunities for development innate in reputedly traditional wooden furniture.
The "Building with timber" exhibition in Munich documents the potentialities afforded by this ancient material, making adventurous constructions a real possibility for the future. Rather than the undifferentiated use of the term "sustainability" as a mere marketing slogan, dates and facts are subject to strong analysis – presenting accomplished examples of application.
This house was renovated by architect Johannes Norlander. It is located on a small Swedish island and covered with a layer of black plywood.