Whether building a house from scratch or renovating an old home, a wood house project can be a rewarding experience. You’ll enjoy the rustic, natural feel of a wood structure, and it’s a great way to create a unique home with a timeless appeal.
Casey Key Guest House
Casey Key Guest House offers panoramic views of the inter-coastal waterway on a barrier island along the Gulf of Mexico. This quaint wood house project has a T-shaped, two-story structure with an oak plank roof and a glulam beam centrepiece.
Jerry Sparkman designed the neo-retro style home. Live oaks and coastal winds influence its slender, curvy design.
The guest house includes a bathroom and a living room. It also has a loft and a kitchenette. Local publications have touted its design. In addition, the wood used in the construction is impressive.
The lavishly decorated guest house has a well-designed interior. The ceiling is finished with bamboo flooring, and there are three bedrooms. It also has a kitchenette and a covered ipe deck. The living room has a flat-screen TV and a fireplace.
The tree house roof has a curved roof that provides privacy from neighbouring properties. The design of the glulam beams is also impressive. These beams were supplied by Galyon Timber & Glulam, Inc. These arched wood elements are designed to function as posts and make the roof and north wall of the guest house a single unit.
Its curved glulams and other semi-circular elements blur the lines between the interior and the exterior. This neo-retro design has been featured in several national and local publications.
The glulam beams are a focal point of the original architectural geometry. They curve over the entire space and blur the interior and exterior lines. The best part is that they are functional. They serve as posts and are an elegant, cost-effective way to sculpt architecture.
The Casey Key Guest House has a neo-retro look. It is a perfect fit for the area’s environmentally friendly environment.
Designed by Officina29 Architetti, the Casa Bosco is a wood house project located in Sassari, Italy. It is a low-density social housing project that offers a new construction model for affordable and low-cost social housing.
It is a two-volume project consisting of a primary volume for the home and an adjacent secondary book for a garage. The main feature of the house is its central garden. This is a unique environment that is tranquil, soft and calm. Trees and shrubs surround the park.
A wooden deck forms the walkway. This deck continues down the slope and offers direct contact with the natural environment. It also has a few features that are unique to this building. One feature is the upside-down gables, which expand the glass surface. Another unique feature is the red hallway, which gives the illusion of light and contrast.
The sloping terrain influenced the design, forcing architects to build a suspended structure. In addition, the use of wood was chosen to create a more sustainable system. The home uses beautiful iroko wood that is treated with oil.
The project uses traditional and nontraditional materials to create the best possible outcome. The exterior walls are coated with stones from the excavations. These stones are also used for the swimming pool.
The design also uses concrete for the floor slabs and infill. Concrete is selected for its durability and economy. In addition, the conduits of the exposed installations have been treated with copper finishes.
The home features several other features. For example, the roof features an unusual hip roof, while the upside-down gables expand the glass surface.
Henry Wood House
The Henry Wood House is a former BBC research and development building located in the South End. It was refurbished in a fast-track fashion by Parker. It has been occupied by The Office Group, which has been working on a renovation project to improve the building. It will involve replacing the exterior windows, doors, and mosaic.
The house is a three-and-a-half-story structure clad in cedar shingles inside and out. It has 11 bedrooms. The interior has a Mad Men-Esque materials palette of rich green walls, fluted teak panelling, bronze fixtures, and herringbone fumed oak parquet flooring. It also features a 3,000-gallon cistern that collects rainwater.
The house has a unique architectural character in the neighbourhood and is a prime example of modern architecture. It was built in the early 1900s by a distant cousin, J.S. Lovering Wharton. Unfortunately, he left the house after the 1938 hurricane.
The house has two wings, one of which is made of brick. The other has a standing seam metal roof. The home was originally an I-house with end chimneys. Later additions were added in 1872 and 1880.
In the 1960s, the house was renovated. It included a cinema screening room with reconditioned cinema seating. A gym was also installed, along with showers, a library, and a lounge on the ground floor. The interior was adorned with nautical charts and other memorabilia. The house was also designed to withstand coastal winds. The windows were designed to allow ventilation and are topped with ventilating hatches above and below plate glass windows.
The house is a haven for vandals. Until its restoration, most of the windows were stolen. The exterior deck was in bad condition. The home also had no electricity. The exterior walls were covered with graffiti. The house was missing a slate roof.
Located in a small village in eastern Bohemia, Czech Republic, Energy Efficient Wooden House Zilvar was designed by Prague-based ASGK Design. It was created to serve as a low-energy refuge for a family. The building combines modern architecture and traditional materials to create a beautiful house.
The main structure of the building is made from larch timber. The outer frame features large-format glazing to provide light and open the house to the surrounding landscape. The interior is also designed to integrate with its surroundings. The use of wood is emphasized, as are the sliding shutters that offer privacy.
The house’s most unique feature is a porch that provides direct access to a lake and a view of an old oak tree. The entrance space is linked to a bathroom and outdoor terrace. The kitchen is also on the ground floor. The living room is a spacious open-plan area. A staircase leading to the gallery completes the composition.
The house was designed to resemble a local farmhouse. The foundation is constructed from stilts, and the larch brackets provide a barn-like feel. The roof is covered with canvas roofs, which impart a tent-like quality. The interior is designed to provide relaxation and a high degree of comfort.
The project also incorporates a series of small cabins connected by a wooden path. The internal walls are covered with plywood boards. The glazed areas are large, and the facade is clad with burnt and stained wood. These features are used to enhance the building’s durability.
The house has a “U” shaped layout with a kitchen and dining area. It also has two bedrooms. The house was completed in 2015. The interior is furnished with soft, light wood. The kitchen has floating shelves, a wooden countertop, and white hardware-free cabinets.
The Forest House
Located in the Waitakere Ranges in New Zealand, the Forest House is a contemporary-style wood house. Its unique form blends in with the surrounding landscape. Its angular roof partially encloses a large skylight that enables light to flow throughout the house. The interiors are finished in a neutral palette of natural shades.
The main suite features a corner nook that accommodates a bathtub. The windows in the main bedroom give spectacular views of the forest and outcrops. In addition, there are several nooks to provide additional sunlight.
The house’s exterior features natural wood and pre-treated eastern white cedar facades. These materials blend into the landscape and minimize future maintenance.
The wood-framed portions of the house are protected with an ebonized steel rain screen. This is an integral part of the insulation system and helps to prevent a spark from escaping. The main screen is made of three-inch-by-three-inch angles. The bark texture of the ebonized steel repeats the pattern of the timber.
The lower level volume emerges from the ground, while a bridge walkway connects the upper floor. The multifunctional floors serve as beds, benches and shelves. The interior courtyards separate the precincts and allow for flexible uses.
The house is anchored to a huge granite boulder. A beautiful garden surrounds it. The tall trees accentuate its low profile.
The structure of the house was designed to resemble the local farmhouses. The roof is built from engineered wood from Northern Quebec black spruce. It is a solid yet simple structure.
The project took six years to complete. The main premises include a hall with a dressing room, a boiler room, a bathroom with a terrace and a garage.