Oh my wood!

Oh my wood!

Timeless, multi-faceted, and aesthetically right, a material that has accompanied human beings from their earliest days and thanks to its eco-friendly features, wood is and will continue to be an important proposal when it comes to construction. 

The first houses made from it are 10,000 years old, dating from the Mesolithic period. In Great Britain, structures were found, which date from the years 9,000 and 5,000 B.C., one of the biggest belonging to the Large Mesolithic House.

With evolution, decades passing by, and the discovery of new elements, the use of wood has been strengthened to reach the present day as a design favorite.

I don’t love you for your face, your years, your words, or your intentions. I love you because you’re made of strong wood. – Mario Benedetti.

Frio River is located in Texas Hill Country (United States), valley that stands out for its popularity during summer and calm winters. Tip Cuppett Architects created a multifamily complex, whose structure consists of the main house, a meditation room above an art studio, and guest cabins.

Photo: Whit Preston

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and The Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) from the University of Stuttgart created the Urbach Tower, the first self-twisting tower in Germany. The structure was created through a process that does not require much energy and which deals with predicting the way in which wood shrinks as it dries. Thanks to this technique, the panels are designed to be deformed in the intended way.

Photo: ICD/ITKE, University of Stuttgart

PAR Arquitectos built Casa Patio in Chile. A house also made with concrete and rock to project a whole made of filled spaces and voids, virtually contained inside an orthogonal frame.

Photo: Diego Elgueta

The Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv, Israel, was created by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects studio. In search of an original proposal, their design focused on the creation of a faceted wood façade that covers the building’s corner. Also, the place features exhibition halls and research labs for the scientists at the museum.

Photo: Amit Geron

In a remote Norwegian island, architect Lars J. Berge created a viewpoint for bird watching. The complex was established on a World War II abandoned structure, fact that helped reduce costs; the rest of the project was made with wood and steel.

Photo: Anders E Johnsson

Meet our WOOD collection.