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Covered with wood – Forestry Commission building by Atelier st from Leipzig
9/10/2011

With its five roofs all varying in their angle the functional building takes its cue from the sloping roofs that are typical of the locality. Generous indents in the building beneath the large shed roof delineate the main areas of use and the points of access to what is basically a sealed edifice.

Inspired by the user's forestry work and the shingle roofing that is typical here, the entire building is covered with red cedar wood shingles split by hand. By way of contrast with this flaky, brittle material the indents are covered in smooth, shimmering aluminum panels. The interiors, on the other hand, are clad completely in wood in the form of oriented structural boards.

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Photography: Bertram Bölkow

Detail of the facade of the Forestry Commission building in the German Erzgebirge | All photos © Bertram Bölkow
Detail of the facade of the Forestry Commission building in the German Erzgebirge | All photos © Bertram Bölkow
Hand Split Western Red Cedar shingles: Theo Ott Holzschindel GmbH (www.holzschindeln.de)
Aluminum frame construction of the garage doors from the outside covered with Alucobond elements by 3A Composites
Interior flooring: concrete floor slab with increased stress concrete grade C30 / 37; polished surface (Heidelberger Beton GmbH)
OSB boards of the interior: Fa Kronoply (www.kronoply.de); Ceiling lights Trilux, 616 series
Wall lamp "Eintopf" of MAWA, ceiling lights from Trilux
Garage doors: Custom made ​​by the company Schürer Industrietorbau Gmbh (www.industrietorbau.de)

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