Wood knotholes are typically a sign of poverty in Japanese architecture, but ICADA has used them to create a unique lighting effect in Knothole House. They used knotholes – typically found in cheap wood – to create tiny skylights all across the roof of the modest building.
Inspired by the self-healing process of trees Manufract has created a new and unique furniture line. If a tree gets injured, it will naturally release resin to close the wound. The natural concept of wound healing is used for the manufacturing process of these products. Broken pieces of wood are form filled with an eco-resin to get the full, final shape. Each piece is carefully selected from broken hardwood stock. It is then manually crafted and hand polished.Read More
Originally owned by the client’s grandmother, the residence in the quiet Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra has been re-designed by those architects to facilitate the lifestyle of the young family who resides today. The architects discussed with the clients about how they wanted to use the house and they came to a conclusion. The property needed to be flexible, robust and light. It had to be suitable for a young family, and remain adaptable as their family grows, while also providing them the ability to entertain family and friends. Being surrounded by natural light and fresh air was another key component of the brief.
To facilitate the requirements, strategies such as having the living areas brought down to be at the same level with the outdoors, a new courtyard between the existing house and a new addition for more sunlight, and the addition of a galley style kitchen that connects into the rear of the old house and looks into the courtyard outside. The kitchen is linked to the living and dining areas of the home through a concrete bench that extends the full length of the living space. The bench provides out-of-sight storage for AV equipment, books, toys and firewood below as well as providing additional seating for the living area.Read More
Meet the science nerds in Georgia who re-forge abandoned scrap metal into blades with a multi-year waiting list. For more on their process click here:Read More
In collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto’s forest conservation organization More Trees, architect Kengo Kuma has designed a set of triangular-shaped modular pieces. Called Tsumiki, a name that means ‘wooden blocks’ in Japanese, the individual components can be stacked and assembled in a variety of ways, allowing the user to create original sculptures.
Tsumiki will soon be available to buy in Japan.Read More
Cardboard Chaos is at it again! This episode they are working with the Fender Custom Shop to see if paper has the ability to handle the look, feel and sound of one of the world’s most recognizable guitars, the Fender Stratocaster. Anything in cardboard can look good, but will it sound good? It’s a tall order and with roughly 250 lbs of torque put on the neck of a guitar from the strings there are some obvious challenges at hand.Read More
Visually understated, purely graphic, sharply geometric, the WALD HI-LO Lamp is the development and refinement on the original WALD Plug Lamp. With improved functionality and unified materials the HI-LO is fully dimmable and makes a impression in any space.Read More
A how-to video showing some hexagon shaped coasters that snap together using magnets.Read More
In the thousands of years since, craftspeople have developed an almost absurd variety of joints, some of which you learned in the shop at school, some of which you've never heard of, and that one that you can always see in your head but have forgotten the name of. To help you remember for the next time you're building something out of wood, or to give you some alternatives for any current designs you're working on, here are some visual guides:Read More
Eco-friendly due to its up-cycled method of materiality, The ‘Grably’ is designed with longer, thicker teeth with increased spacing between them. The No.15 allows you to tackle your long, thick, curly beard with ease.Read More