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Innovative Detail

panels of hemlock ribs accent the walls in the school entrance. the play of light among a line of trees in a black-and-white photo of a nearby canyon inspired the abstract pattern. “we sketched out a lot of concepts for the entry,” eddy says. “in the end, everyone was most comfortable with a surface treatment that remained in character with the rest of the building.”

How to Design a Custom Timber Structure on a Tight Budget

Through creative detailing and design, Hennebery Eddy Architects crafted a facility for the Cascades Academy that complements its forested site.

workers sanded and coated the 3,000-square-foot wood surface with a melamine-based polish, a popular wood finish in india. it took an 18-person carpentry crew three months to complete the work.

A Parametric Design Made by Hand and Pencil

Sanjay Puri Architects created the dizzying interior wood finish of the Auriga restaurant in Mumbai, India, with no software, but rather a pencil tied to a stick.


Wilkinson Eyre Architects' Timber Dome Tops a Student Hub

As one of the largest grid shells in the United Kingdom, the geodesic dome over the University of Exeter's Forum supports student life and looks great on T-shirts.


HGA and Acoustic Dimensions Design a Versatile Performance Space for Macalester College

An architect-drummer and acoustician-trumpeter update a 1960s concert hall with a versatile acoustical shell.

kilden performing arts centre in kristiansand, norway designed by ala architects.

Detail: Kilden Curved Façade

In southern Norway, a performing arts center by Helsinki firm ALA Architects embraces and amazes visitors with a wooden wall that cantilevers to the harbor's edge.


Metropol Parasol

The Metropol Parasol is the world's largest structure held together by glue.



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