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Yes, plywood looks just about right in this interior. Those pale walls over the balustrade are a nice counterpoint to the floor and the steel beams.
the fukawa house by suppose design office interior is constructed mainly out of plywood
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if you want to jazz plywood up a bit, just cut it into shapes, mix them together and have fun with the differences in grain and pattern
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and if you really want to give plywood that luxe treatment, whack a gilt gesso and marble 18c pier table in front of it together with modernist art- that’ll do the trick (and paint the floor with black and white stripes).
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ochre barn by carl turner architects
Though not strictly plywood (more a form of chipboard), OSB has been used with the same intent and with abandon. I am not quite sure I like OSB as much as plywood but this interior is fearless and is very true to construction and material. Kudos to the architects for such bravery!
( if you are in Hong kong, you can see walls of osb used in the new GOD store on the 4th floor of Horizon Plaza)
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Cool… plywood interiors
When I was in design school, we were always looking for materials we could use to display our projects and submissions. Apart from packing pallets, plywood was the go-to material. Left plain and unadorned, the material was easy to use, cheap, light and minimal. It formed the backdrop to many of my projects and could be painted, cut, moved and covered at will.
Usually, plywood is used as a substrate in architectural designs, used to form shape and structure but not expressed or emphasized. You can choose plywood that is moisture-proof, marine-grade with very low formaldehyde-content wood, which makes it sustainable as well-yes, you can tick those environmental boxes. I think I am going to use it my own showroom.
Clearly I am not the only one that sees beauty in this humble material. Recently, I have been seeing a plethora of projects using plywood. Though used mostly for commercial spaces, this material is making its way into residential. Although, I am sure, that some would have problems with using this simple material in their home, I think, used well, it has a simple beauty which could suit an interior that is not afraid to hide behind a more glossy facade.
11 April 2012