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The most curious wood projects in the world - (wood panels) Part II

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Wood panels and wood inner linings star in most of the great wood projects, but there's more. In the first part of this article, published a few days ago, we saw spectacular projects in wood the United Kingdom, Spain and Luxembourg. Now we travel to Germany, Japan and France, to discover great wood ceilings and wood interiors. . The Hermer Jübergturm (Germany) The Jübergturm or lookout tower in Hermer, designed by Birk und Heilmeyer Architekten in cooperation with Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering, has a structure covered with 240 wood slats, and wood interiors divided into 5 sections of 125 steps. Here you can see photos in our Pinterest Board, in our Facebook album, and in our Google + album. . The Wooden House (Japan) Designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects, it is one of the most daring wood projects we have seen, in which more than panels or wood slats real blocks have been used to build the wood walls, wood ceilings, etc. Here you can see photos in our Pinterest Board, in our Facebook album, and in our Google + album. . Aquensis of Bagnères de Bigorre (France) Wood wall covering, extremely high wood ceilings, wood slats... architect Luc Demolombe built a spa that seems more like a true Cathedral of wood in the old building of the Casino of this French spa town. Here you can see photos in our Pinterest Board, in our Facebook album, and in our Google + album. . If you liked this post, you may also be interested in: . - The most curious wood projects in the world - (wood panels) Part I - Inspiring: 2 wood projects with spectacular wood interiors - From wood ceilings to toilets made with phenolic panel, from wood doors to fitted wardrobes andmade-to-measure furniture: to speak of Spigogroup is to speak of wood projects
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How to choose wood technical doors for your project

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The wood technical doors allow you to enjoy the aesthetics of wood while at the same time complying with technical, acoustic and safety requirements. This tandem, in which beauty and technology go hand in hand, is the reason why wood technical doors are so often used in schools, hospitals, conference centres, culture buildings, institutional facilities, offices or public buildings for the most varied applications. The most often required wood technical doors for this type of building are soundproof doors and FR doors or fire doors, specialises in the manufacture the technical woodworking Spigogroup. Soundproof doors are doors used to achieve optimum soundproofing in order to prevent sound from travelling from one room to another, such as in schools, offices, residences, theatres, concert halls, hotels, auditoriums, conference centres, and boardrooms. Spigogroup and its Product Development Department have made a firm commitment to R&D. In addition to having participated in hundreds of projects with their acoustic conditioning products, they offer a wide range of isophonic doors with different ranges of insulation (32 dB, 34 dB, 38 dB and 42 dB) depending on the needs identified prior to soundproofing a room, and a range of finishes that are capable of responding to the aesthetic requirements of each project. Furthermore, FR technical doors or fire doors are those that allow us to minimise the risks of fire and its propagation, and to reduce the impact of accidents. In these cases, Spigogroup knows the standards applicable to each case and does not only offer standardised solutions, As a manufacturer, it is capable of designing and manufacturing custom wood doors —both FR doors and soundproof doors, for unique buildings and special cases where aesthetic and technical requirements call for the participation of specialists in wood projects. In any case, the best way to choose your wood technical doors is to choose the right supplier, relying on professionals who, like Spigogroup, guarantee technical and aesthetic quality, and certification of each door, and in addition offer the experience, advice, and customer service that your project needs. . If you liked this post, you may also be interested in: . - Acoustic / soundproof doors for schools, hospitals, universities, public buildings, etc... - Fire doors and FR doors, what are these wood technical doors for? - Fire doors and FR doors, safety and models to choose from
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The most curious wood projects in the world - (wood panels) Part I

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We often find wood ceilings, wood walls, wood structures in buildings, but rarely such complete wood projects, like these. Wood is a top construction material, and there are even skyscrapers that are made of wood (see: "The new ceilings of the world, will they be wood ceilings? The arrival of wood skyscrapers"). A little investigation can discover true architectural treasures made of wood that go beyond the mere use of wood walls, wood ceilings,wood interiors... we are talking about true wood projects that will leave you with your mouth open. Here are some wood projects: . The Metropol Parasol, Seville (Spain) Of all the wood ceilings in the world, it is the largest with a total area of 12.670 m². It was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer who opted for massive use of wood panels for the construction of the structure. It is used as a viewpoint of Seville and boasts a restaurant at the top. Here you can see photos in our Pinterest Board, in our Facebook album, and in our Google + album. The Stadthaus in London (United Kingdom) It is the tallest wood building in the world, with 9 floors, and it is located in East London. It has 29 flats and was built in only 11 months by assembling prefabricated wood panels. The work was carried out by 4 employees from a technical carpentry. In addition to FR doors, it has external wood panelling with 90 minute fire resistance. Here you can see photos in our Pinterest Board, in our Facebook album, and in our Google + album, and here is a video of how it was built. The Skip Pavilion of the Belval Foundation (Luxembourg) This space is intended for organising various events, such as exhibitions, workshops, presentations, etc. It was built in its entirety (structure and cladding) with wood panels, and the exterior was covered with yellow lacquered aluminium. Both inner linings and wall covering are also made of wood. Here you can see photos in our Pinterest Board, in our Facebook album, and in our Google + album. . If you liked this post, you may also be interested in: . - 34 Models of wood ceilings, false ceiling and wood panelling - Wood ceilings, or ceilings with wood panelling for public and community service buildings - 22 + 1 posts about activities and wood projects for decoration and architecture
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Walls and wood panelling in the works of Frank Gehry

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Inner linings and exterior wood cladding, wood ceilings and wood panels, etc... wood is also the star of some of Frank Gehry's works Although one of the best-known icons of the Canadian architect Frank Gehry are the titanium plates of the design ceilings of some of his most emblematic works, like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the hotel at the Marqués de Riscal winery in Elciego, Rioja, wood has also captivated the forthcoming Prince of Asturias arts prize-winner on many occasions. Here are 3 good examples of the use of wood panelling in the works and projects of Frank Gehry: . Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, one of the largest projects in wood by Frank Gehry In 2008, Frank Gehry designed this pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London, in what would be his first project in England. The beams and wood slats of different dimensions, the wood design ceilings and thewood interiors star in a project that, according to its author, was designed as a wooden structure to serve as an urban street running from the Park to the existing gallery. Here you can read the article at plataformaarquitectura.cl Here you can see the photos in our Pinterest Board dedicated to Frank Gehry, in our Facebook album, and in our Google + album. . Wood panelling of the access ramp in the entrance hall of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), in Toronto In this case, Gehry designed a foyer offering a spectacular winding ramp with wood panelling. It is made with Douglas fir wood panels that reach a height of 5 metres. Here you can read the article at saraviacontenidos.blogspot.com Here you can see the photos in our Pinterest Board dedicated to Frank Gehry, in our Facebook album, and in our Google + album. . The wood panelling and acoustic panels in the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles Few people know that the concerts held in the Auditorium do not employ any sound amplifier sound thanks to the wood walls that are lined with wood acoustic panels made of Douglas fir (the same wood used for the backs of cellos and violas) offering optimal acoustics. In collaboration with the specialist in acoustics Yasuhisa Toyota, Gehry personally designed all the elements in the room, including the sail shapedacoustic ceilings. Here you can read the article at moleskinearquitectonico.blogspot.com Here you can see the photos in our Pinterest Board dedicated to Frank Gehry, in our Facebook album, and in our Google + album. . If you liked this post, you may also be interested in: . - Wood and architecture in London: façades with wood slats, design ceilings, exterior wood panelling, wood panels, and much more - Wood and architecture in Shanghai: wood walls and wood ceilings for a city that wants to be made of glass. -10 examples of wood walls and inner linings
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