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100 Examples of Timber Architecture

From Wooden Facades to Mobile Wooden Shelters

— February 18, 2015 — Eco
While the collective house hunting consciousness has always yearned for exposed wooden beams and natural hardwood flooring, there has been an interesting design shift over the last decade that has seen an increase in the creative use of wood for both unique facade detailing or intricate, customized interiors.

The use of reclaimed and recycled wood to add a sustainable aspect to the design process has also potentially influenced the influx of timber architecture. Many construction companies are feeling the pressure to streamline the design process to include the use of ecologically sustainable materials.

Whether commercial or private, interior wooden spaces and timber architecture contributes to a laid back, natural feeling and is an easy way to bring attention back to craftsmanship.
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Rectangular Wooden Abodes
Rectangular Wooden Abodes
This Hiking Retreat Features a Contemporary Design
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100
Meadow Valley Residences
Meadow Valley Residences
The Mazama House Features a Raised Living Pavilion
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99
Timber-Covered Community Centers
Timber-Covered Community Centers
UID Architects Have Designed the COCOCHI Building
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98
Angular Office Architecture
Angular Office Architecture
'Office Off' by Heri&Salli; is a Project for an Austrian Company
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97
Angular Nature Abodes
Angular Nature Abodes
The House in Chiba Features a Sloping Dining Extension
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96
Contrasting Material Architecture
Contrasting Material Architecture
The Wooden Concrete House Makes the Most of Limited Products
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95
Sustainable Wood-Inspired Exhibitions
Sustainable Wood-Inspired Exhibitions
Sensing Spaces Inspires You to Reimagine Architectural Space
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94
Tilted Timber Pavilions
Tilted Timber Pavilions
La Cabotte Features a Unique Angular Design
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93
Boxy Beach Abodes
Boxy Beach Abodes
This Modern Beach Home Features a Second Floor Rooftop Deck
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92
Oak-Screened Offices
Oak-Screened Offices
The Case Meallin Office Features a Wooden Screened Interior
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91
Grand Theatrical Residences
Grand Theatrical Residences
The Backstage House is Modeled After a Theater
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90
Slatted Facade Abodes
Slatted Facade Abodes
The House Riihi in Finland Focuses Around a Central Courtyard
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89
Woven Timber Museums
Woven Timber Museums
The Aspen Art Museum by Shigeru Ban Features a Latticed Side
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88
Brightly Hued Wooden Buildings
Brightly Hued Wooden Buildings
This Angular Wooden Apartment Building is Vibrant and Sleek
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87
Cedar Soy Shops
Cedar Soy Shops
The Kayanoya Shop Offers a Community Perspective
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86
Recycled Pine Residences
Recycled Pine Residences
Paratelier Clad a Concrete House in Wooden Panels
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85
Cedar Rainscreen Homes
Cedar Rainscreen Homes
This Unique House is Perfect for Hosting Family Gatherings
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84
Patterned Timber Architecture
Patterned Timber Architecture
Alexander Diem Creates a Symbolic Facade for a House in Austria
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83
Streamlined Wooden Workspaces
Streamlined Wooden Workspaces
Office Y03 by DONTDIY Boasts an Abundance of Organic Materials
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82
Earthy Swedish Villas
Earthy Swedish Villas
This Woodland Villa Enhances the Quality of the Landscape
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81
Slatted Facade Abodes
Slatted Facade Abodes
Apollo Architects Builds the Foo House in Japan
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80
Agriculture Lifestyle-Inspired Homes
Agriculture Lifestyle-Inspired Homes
Mostlikely’s the Barn is a Beautiful Alpine Lodge
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79
Natural Observatory Abodes
Natural Observatory Abodes
The Stratford Creek House Puts the Emphasis on the View
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78
Repurposed Norwegian Dormitories
Repurposed Norwegian Dormitories
Snohetta Revived a Wooden Boathouse for Summer Camp
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77
Streamlined Californian Residences
Streamlined Californian Residences
William Hefner's Trousdale Residence Embraces Minimalist Design
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76
Organic Shoreline Chalets
Organic Shoreline Chalets
BOOM TOWN Designed a Cottage with a Natural Emphasis
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75
Beachside Chilean Residences
Beachside Chilean Residences
WMR Arquitectos' Casa Swift House Boasts a Sleek and Modern Look
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74
Tree-Based Bungalows
Tree-Based Bungalows
Peruvian Architect Arturo Ghezzi Built a Bungalow Around an Existing Tree
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73
Modern Alpine Abodes
Modern Alpine Abodes
This Contemporary Alpine House Features a Peaceful Design Plan
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72
Traditional Tokyo Residence
Traditional Tokyo Residence
The Jet House by Sabaoarch Connects Its Inhabitants with Nature
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71
Diverging Wood Abodes
Diverging Wood Abodes
MoDus Architects Builds a House for an Artist in Italy
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70
Whale-Shaped Halls
Whale-Shaped Halls
The Interior of ‘Rest Hall’ Looks Like the Inside of a Whale’s Belly
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69
Slender Wooden Schools
Slender Wooden Schools
These Swiss School's Design Features Slender Wooden Battens
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68
Paper Log Abodes
Paper Log Abodes
Shigeru Ban Constructs Temporary Shelters to Help the Philippines
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67
Organic Studio Residences
Organic Studio Residences
This Home in Prague was Transformed into a Studio
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66
Vineyard-Inspired Structures
Vineyard-Inspired Structures
The Sokol Blosser Tasting Room is Inspired by Barrels & Its Vineyard
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65
Layered Timber Universities
Layered Timber Universities
Kengo Kuma Uses Multiple Timber Slats for the University of Tokyo
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64
Timber Summer Houses
Timber Summer Houses
This Wooden Summer House Sits Perched in the Swedish Woodland
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63
Organic Garden Abodes
Organic Garden Abodes
The Green Bean House Features a Spiraling Interior Design Plan
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62
Cantilevered Wooden Houses
Cantilevered Wooden Houses
Keisuke Maeda of UID Architects Designs a Classy Building Block Home
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61
Wooden Ark-Like Abodes
Wooden Ark-Like Abodes
'The Barn' House Resembles a Modern Noah's Ark
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60
Isolated Modern Wood Getaways
Isolated Modern Wood Getaways
This Wooden Chalet is Designed to Help You Connect with Nature
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59
Department Store Artist Residencies
Department Store Artist Residencies
'Room On a Roof' Sits Atop De Bijenkorf in Amsterdam
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58
Renovated Rural Farmhouses
Renovated Rural Farmhouses
This Spanish Farmhouse Combines History With Contemporary Living
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57
Environmentally-Embedded Abodes
Environmentally-Embedded Abodes
The Narigua House is Directly Set in Nature
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56
Inverted Wooden Extensions
Inverted Wooden Extensions
The House ADN Features an Extension with a V-Shaped Roof
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55
Mounted Timber Abodes
Mounted Timber Abodes
The House in Miyake Features a Unique Arrangement
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54
Magnificent Spiral Abodes
Magnificent Spiral Abodes
This Spiraling House Features a Rooftop Terrace
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53
Framed Courtyard Abodes
Framed Courtyard Abodes
The House of Nagahama Frames Several Gardens
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52
Wood-Based Woodland Retreats
Wood-Based Woodland Retreats
The Four Seasons House is Designed in Response to Flowers and Bark
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51
Hillside Wooden Houses
Hillside Wooden Houses
The Pliscia 13 Residence by Pedevilla Architekten is a Modernized Cabin
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50
Contemporary Timber Cottages
Contemporary Timber Cottages
This Wooden Chalet Takes a Cue from Agricultural Architecture
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49
Timber-Lined Ocean Residences
Timber-Lined Ocean Residences
This Australian Wooden Beach House Boasts Panoramic Views
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48
Complex Wooden Sports Facilities
Complex Wooden Sports Facilities
The FT Architects Archery Hall and Boxing Club get Back to Basics
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47
Cross-Shaped Cottages
Cross-Shaped Cottages
The Skit is a Wooden Home by Dachi Papuashvili that is Shaped like a Cross
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46
Communal Wooden Podiums
Communal Wooden Podiums
This Viewing Platform Also Acts as a Playground
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45
Plywood Interior Residences
Plywood Interior Residences
The House in Asahiku's Black Exterior is Misleading
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44
Symmetrical Architecture Photography
Symmetrical Architecture Photography
Sasha Levin's Photographs of Architecture Will Mesmerize You
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43
Leaf-Like Latticed Buildings
Leaf-Like Latticed Buildings
OBIA Opens up an Ice Rink Interior with a More Minimalist Design
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42
Unconventional Timber High Rises
Unconventional Timber High Rises
The Wooden Skyscraper Proposal Could Change Stockholm's Skyline
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41
Boxy Contemporary Villas
Boxy Contemporary Villas
Kiseleff 16 BY DOOI Studio is Full of Warmth and Art
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40
Rustic Urban Housing
Rustic Urban Housing
The Hazukashi House by Alts Design Office is Country-Meets-City Chic
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39
Slatted Wooden Bakeries
Slatted Wooden Bakeries
This Montreal Bakery Features a Latticed Design
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38
Understated Hillside Abodes
Understated Hillside Abodes
Norway's Vega Cottage is a Modern Translation of a Classic Cabin
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37
Warped-Wooden Rooms
Warped-Wooden Rooms
The Bendy Wooden Room Illustrates Enhanced Wooden Architecture
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36
Modernized Barn Abodes
Modernized Barn Abodes
The Stables by Andy Ramus Houses Humans Not Horses
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35
Triangular Summer Houses
Triangular Summer Houses
The Summer House Lagnö is an Exquisite Swedish Design
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Affordable Timber Residences
Affordable Timber Residences
This Low-Cost Home is the First of Its Kind in Copenhagen
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Concealing Latticework Ceilings
Concealing Latticework Ceilings
The Assemble Studio Features Sculptural Wood Peaks
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32
Wall-Cut Cafe Furnishings
Wall-Cut Cafe Furnishings
Bakoko's Timber Cafe Uses Excised Cladding to Construct its Contents
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31
Intimate Wooden Bars
Intimate Wooden Bars
The Mash Bar Offers a Cozy Atmosphere
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30
Gravity-Defying Wooden Walls
Gravity-Defying Wooden Walls
The Construction of this Denver Pavilion was Inspired by Mines
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29
Unusual Outdoor-Based Residences
Unusual Outdoor-Based Residences
The Balcony House in Tokyo Values the Outdoors
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Culturally Fused Eateries
Culturally Fused Eateries
The Opso Restaurant Combines Greek and British Design
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27
Stacked Box Abodes
Stacked Box Abodes
Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Designs a House with Rectangular Themes
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26
Contemporary Cottage Escapes
Contemporary Cottage Escapes
This Boathouse by Weiss Architecture is in the Canadian Wilderness
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Contemporary Country Cabins
Contemporary Country Cabins
The Garden St. Residence is Inspired by a Modern Loft Interior
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24
Artsy Wooden Homes
Artsy Wooden Homes
Richard Woods' Colorful Home Interior Expresses His Passions
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23
Curved Contemporary Chapels
Curved Contemporary Chapels
St. Henry's Ecumenical Art Chapel is a Modern Worship Space
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Undulating Ceiling Chapels
Undulating Ceiling Chapels
The Prayer Chapel by Gensler Modernizes the Havens
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21
Fun House Restaurants
Fun House Restaurants
Fiii Fun House in Buenos Aires is a Kid-Centric Eatery with Swings
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Geometrically Pattered Seaside Havens
Geometrically Pattered Seaside Havens
This Timber-Clad Beachside Villa is Serene and Stunning
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Chunky Lumber Stairs
Chunky Lumber Stairs
The Wooden Block Staircase is an Architectural Paradox of Bulk and Lightness
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18
Wooden Windowed Homes
Wooden Windowed Homes
The Sound House by Roger Ferris + Partners is Both Narrow and Airy
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17
Minimalist Wooden Homes
Minimalist Wooden Homes
Naturehumaine Architects Engage Your Minimalist Sensibilities
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Cabin-Like Retail Stores
Cabin-Like Retail Stores
Torafu Architects Creates Another Aesop Store with Warm Details
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15
Boxy Hilltop Libraries
Boxy Hilltop Libraries
The A+P House by Bauart Architects is located in Meilen, Switzerland
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14
Tree House Abodes
Tree House Abodes
This London House Blends Into Its Environment
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13
Spacious Oak Bakeries
Spacious Oak Bakeries
Skyle Bakery Features an Industrial Design
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12
Creatively Inspiring Shoreside Homes
Creatively Inspiring Shoreside Homes
Robert Bailey Interiors Used Surroundings to Get Creative
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11
Minimalist Wood-Accented Residences
Minimalist Wood-Accented Residences
The House F by Ido Kenji Serenely Embraces Contemporary Design
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10
Rainbow Interior Cabins
Rainbow Interior Cabins
Chalet Cyanella is a Stunning French Cottage Harboring Modern Structure
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9
Eco-Friendly Portuguese Homes
Eco-Friendly Portuguese Homes
Miramar House is Located in a Picturesque Portuguese Town
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8
Minimalist Wooden Cabins
Minimalist Wooden Cabins
The Ermitage Cabin is a Minimalist Retreat into Swedish Nature
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7
Mobile Wooden Shelters
Mobile Wooden Shelters
The Soul Box by Allergutendinge Can be Placed Anywhere
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6
Contrast-Heavy Urban Apartments
Contrast-Heavy Urban Apartments
This Montreal Apartment is a Metropolitan Dream
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5
Cozy Cupboard Cafes
Cozy Cupboard Cafes
The Flipboard Cafe in Melbourne is a Relaxing and Inventive Place to Relax
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4
Cabin-Like Mansions
Cabin-Like Mansions
The Martis Camp House by Swaback Partners is Warm and Airy
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3
Versatile Prefab Cabins
Versatile Prefab Cabins
2by4 Architects' Prefab Homes Can Function On and Off The Grid
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2
Minimalist Rounded Concrete Studios
Minimalist Rounded Concrete Studios
A31 Architecture Creates a Simplistic Warehouse Art Studio
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1
Woodsy Prefab Cabins
Woodsy Prefab Cabins
Chris Pardo Design's Small Prefab Home is Ideal for Cozying Up with Nature
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