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TIMBER IN ARCHITECTURE: WHERE TRADITION MEETS INNOVATION

Timber, a material revered for centuries, has found a renewed place in contemporary architecture due to its inherit beauty and versatility. Join us as we delve into the world of timber architecture, showcasing how this classic material is being transformed and reinvented to meet the demands of modern living.

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

Timber’s natural aesthetic makes it an ideal choice for blending indoor and outdoor spaces. Large timber-framed windows and sliding doors create seamless transitions between interiors and exteriors. Timber decking and cladding extend the warmth of the indoors to outdoor living areas, making spaces feel cohesive and connected to nature.

QUICK LINKS

→ Kangaroobie, VIC

House decking overlooking fields

Kangaroobie, NSW

Timber house decking at sunset

Kangaroobie, NSW

TEXTURE

The textural versatility of timber is unmatched. From smooth, polished finishes to rustic, weathered looks, timber can adapt to various architectural styles. This textural diversity allows architects to create unique tactile experiences in buildings, adding depth and character to both interiors and exteriors.

QUICK LINKS

→ Merricks, VIC
→ Clovelly, NSW

Back of timber house

Ivanhoe, VIC

House with Timber Cladding

Alphington House, VIC

WARMTH

Timber inherently brings warmth to any space. Its natural tones and grains create a sense of comfort and homeliness, essential in residential architecture. Whether used in flooring, ceiling beams, or wall paneling, timber adds a cozy and inviting atmosphere, making spaces more welcoming and liveable.

QUICK LINKS

→ Somers House

House with garden

Somers House, VIC

Timber Panelling

Clovelly House, NSW

PRIVACY AND LIGHT

Timber also plays a crucial role in balancing privacy with natural light. Louvered timber screens or slatted wood panels offer privacy while allowing light to filter through, creating dynamic light patterns and a connection with the outdoor environment. In urban settings, timber façades can provide seclusion without sacrificing natural illumination.

QUICK LINKS

→ Ivanhoe Extension
→ Shoreham House

Front of timber house

Cottesloe, VIC

Timber cladding on house

Shoreham, VIC

Light well

Ivanhoe, VIC

Embrace Timber in Your Next Project

Interested in incorporating timber into your next architectural project? Be it a cosy home or dynamic commercial space, our team at Modscape is ready to bring your vision to life. Contact us at info@modscape.com.au for guidance and expertise in integrating this versatile material into your next project.

2023-11-22T17:17:03+11:00 November 22nd, 2023|In Conversation, Sustainability|

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