Natural materials

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about natural materials

Projet • By Cartelle DesignBureaux

Coworking DELO

Modern comfortable interior - lots of light, natural materials, timeless solutions. We tried to create a project with a modern interpretation of the Dagestan identity. To create a fusion of contemporary design, technological solutions and local culture. Office for young professionals who have gained freedom thanks to information technology Caption Caption Caption Caption Caption Caption Caption En savoir plus

NouvellesNouvelles • 13 juin 2022

Thoughtful and understated Sereneco by Carpenter and Mason takes cues from its raw Brooklyn context

In a relaxed neighbourhood of Brooklyn, Sereneco by Carpenter and Mason is located on the ground floor of Greenpoint, also known as Brooklyn’s historic Pencil Factory building. Nicole Franzen The studio explain their design process for Sereneco was highly intuitive, feeling out a space that would be reflective of owner Billy van Dolsen – thoughtful yet understated, and taking cues from the existing raw space of the Greenpoint location. Nicole Franzen Designed shortly after the quarantine lockdown ended in New York, the restart prompted the designers to look into local architecture and prioritize the relationship between architecture and the natural environment. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community served as a... En savoir plus

Projet • By El fil verd estudi d'arquitecturaAppartements

Apartment a + e

Introduction The Born district of Barcelona was the seat of a prosperous artisan economy during medieval times and still preserves traces of that in the names of its streets: Assaonadors, Argenteria, Cotoners, Carders, Flassaders were the trades carried out by the artisans of this neighborhood. The urban fabric in this part of the city is mainly made up of multi-family dwellings between party walls. The structure is made of load-bearing ceramic work walls and ceramic vaulted ceilings with wooden beams. The width of the floors was determined by the length of the wooden beams then available on the market, generally about four meters. The apartment that is the object of the renovation is located in a building from the mid-1800s and was inhabi... En savoir plus

NouvellesNouvelles • 10 sept. 2021

AB+AC Architects transforms dull commercial unit into light filled multi-purpose co-working and event space

Open Hearts is an experimental center in Lisbon infused by AB+AC Architects with calmness. The center is intended for conscious gatherings, holistic learning and co-creation. Ricardo Oliveira Alves The architects combined natural materials, like wood, ceramic and stone, with tactile surfaces to create a warm yet minimalist spatial experience. Ricardo Oliveira Alves The program is organized in a sequence that flows from a public multi-purpose saloon to a private residence, divided by a hallway fitted with a striking Barrisol lightening membrane ceiling.     The multi-purpose space can host an array of activities from dance, yoga or meditation to art events, workshops and screenings. Storage compartments hidden behi... En savoir plus

NouvellesNouvelles • 8 juil. 2021

House DeDe inherits its soul from the site’s past while featuring an adaptive contemporary architecture

House DeDe by OYO Architects is a new private family home situated to protect the existing nature of the surrounding site. Key materials to build the home were salvaged from the broken-down barn on site. Recycled and reused, the barn’s bricks are used to create a volume which inherits the natural authenticity and ‘spirit’ of the site. Tim Van de Velde Further strengthening the relationship with the land, the architects overlayed the barn’s original rectangular footprint with an additional cross-section. A simple design decision, this cross-section provides additional living spaces with framed views of the garden’s nature. Tim Van de Velde Upstairs house retains the same rectangular shape as the orig... En savoir plus

Projet • By Nakamoto ForestryLogement

Strawberry House

From SinglePoint Design Build: “This project consisted of a full exterior removal and replacement of the siding, windows, doors, and roof.  In so, the Architects OXB Studio, re-imagined the look of the home by changing the siding materials, creating privacy for the clients at their front entry, and making the expansive decks more usable.  We added some beautiful cedar ceiling cladding on the interior as well as a full home solar with Tesla batteries. The Shou-sugi-ban siding is our favorite detail. While the modern details were extremely important, waterproofing this home was of upmost importance given its proximity to the San Francisco Bay and the winds in this location.  We used top of the line waterproofing professi... En savoir plus

Produit • By LuceplanLita - Floor Lamp

Lita - Floor Lamp

Lita is a decorative lamps, the result of a delicate design process that mixes imagery, signs, geometric textures and natural materials.The diffuser in opaline blown glass – whose surface is scanned by the repetition of slight vertical cusps that vanish at the extremities – is combined with a wooden structure, making Lita a product with a forceful material character. En savoir plus

Projet • By Spark ChicagoCentres de distribution

Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD)

The Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) makes a daily impact on hunger by distributing nutritious food across Chicago and Cook County. Their new volunteer orientation space informs visitors of the incredible work employees perform each day and inspires the community to support their mission. Office branding reminds employees to cultivate and celebrate progress daily. En savoir plus

Projet • By Spark ChicagoBureaux


Revantage provides real estate services to one of the world’s largest investment firms. Their mission, to provide flexible and rewarding environments for their luxury apartment clients to thrive in, inspires the approach for the environmental branding throughout the space. En savoir plus

Projet • By MGA - Michael Green ArchitectureMaisons privées

North Vancouver Passive House Plus

Cette maison combine le caractère et l'héritage du passé avec les besoins d'innovation et de durabilité de l'avenir. Les propriétaires de ce bungalow de North Vancouver Craftsman, construit à l'origine en 1912, ont imaginé une maison qui reflète l'histoire de son emplacement et de leurs 20 ans de vie en famille, tout en étant fonctionnelle et visuellement inspirante et hautement efficace sur le plan énergétique.   Ema Peter En trois ans, la maison a été transformée par notre équipe en une maison moderne et économe en énergie qui conserve son histoire et son caractère. Il s'agit de la première maison... En savoir plus

NouvellesNouvelles • 28 janv. 2021

Q04L63 House inspires with use of natural materials

For this family weekend home in Rifaina, Brazil, mf+arquitetos responded to the client’s wish to designate 50% of the house to social spaces such as the kitchen, dining, room, living room and pool, and 50% for private areas. In addition, a rich palette of natural materials was to be used all spaces – social and private, indoors and out.   Felipe Araújo The private areas are located at the front of the house and connected to the remainder of the house via the main hall. A sandy travertine marble from Egypt covers the entire floor and wall areas of the main hall while in the bathroom and on countertops a black state is used. Rustic granite is employed for sidewalls while concrete slabs and Hijau stones make up th... En savoir plus

Projet • By Nakamoto ForestryMaisons privées

Avon House

This project was a single-family new construction build in Avon, Minnesota, featuring Suyaki unbrushed yakisugi (shou sugi ban) exterior charred siding. It was designed as a hobby project by Colin Koop of architectural juggernaut SOM as a family home for his parents. Design parameters   Product: Suyaki 1×6 select grade shiplapPrefinish: BlackApplication: Residential – ExteriorSF: 6280SFDesigner: Colin KoopBuilder: Schoenberg ConstructionDate: September 2017Location: Avon, MN En savoir plus

Projet • By Estudio CavernasCentre de Visiteurs

Koh Kong Mangrove Lodging

Koh Kong, a peninsula in the Gulf of Thailand and part of Cambodia’s 450-kilometre coastline, features a number of closely interrelated ecosystems. Expansive mangrove forests carve out small islands, waterways, and ecologically diverse estuaries along the coast, creating a vital and fragile ecosystem which local communities rely on for their livelihoods. In recent decades, economic development in the country, characterized by widespread natural resource exploitation, has devastated Koh Kong’s wildlife and has marginalized local communities from the forests, fisheries, and arable areas which they need to live and thrive. Koh Kong Mangrove Lodging provides an alternative model of development, one that is rooted in the preservatio... En savoir plus

Projet • By Black RabbitMaisons privées

Johnson City Residence

This minimalist home was originally designed for a retiring couple moving from an urban lifestyle to live out their golden years in solitude. After the project was abandoned, we recreated the design concept to adapt to more of an urban or suburban context to create a literal oasis for anyone seeking refuge from rugged external conditions. En savoir plus

Projet • By Black RabbitMaisons privées

W. Mary Residences

These four garden courtyard houses embody the feel of south Austin’s eclectic and casual lifestyle. Taking cues from the local neighborhood, the 2-story primary units facing the street are styled in a traditional vernacular form while the rear 1-story accessory dwelling units (ADU’s) take on a low-slung mid-century modern form. Solid (insulated) stack-bonded architectural grade CMU (concrete masonry unit) walls define the ADU’s (accessory dwelling unit) exterior walls which carry through to the interior. Heavy mass gabion walls create privacy and natural garden planter walls. En savoir plus