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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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101
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
Sustainable Wood-Inspired Exhibitions
Sustainable Wood-Inspired Exhibitions
Sensing Spaces Inspires You to Reimagine Architectural Space
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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
Angular Office Architecture
Angular Office Architecture
'Office Off' by Heri&Salli; is a Project for an Austrian Company
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95
Contrasting Material Architecture
Contrasting Material Architecture
The Wooden Concrete House Makes the Most of Limited Products
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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
Slatted Facade Abodes
Slatted Facade Abodes
The House Riihi in Finland Focuses Around a Central Courtyard
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90
Woven Timber Museums
Woven Timber Museums
The Aspen Art Museum by Shigeru Ban Features a Latticed Side
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89
Brightly Hued Wooden Buildings
Brightly Hued Wooden Buildings
This Angular Wooden Apartment Building is Vibrant and Sleek
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88
Grand Theatrical Residences
Grand Theatrical Residences
The Backstage House is Modeled After a Theater
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87
Recycled Pine Residences
Recycled Pine Residences
Paratelier Clad a Concrete House in Wooden Panels
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86
Cedar Soy Shops
Cedar Soy Shops
The Kayanoya Shop Offers a Community Perspective
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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
Slatted Facade Abodes
Slatted Facade Abodes
Apollo Architects Builds the Foo House in Japan
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82
Streamlined Wooden Workspaces
Streamlined Wooden Workspaces
Office Y03 by DONTDIY Boasts an Abundance of Organic Materials
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81
Earthy Swedish Villas
Earthy Swedish Villas
This Woodland Villa Enhances the Quality of the Landscape
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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
Organic Shoreline Chalets
Organic Shoreline Chalets
BOOM TOWN Designed a Cottage with a Natural Emphasis
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77
Repurposed Norwegian Dormitories
Repurposed Norwegian Dormitories
Snohetta Revived a Wooden Boathouse for Summer Camp
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76
Streamlined Californian Residences
Streamlined Californian Residences
William Hefner's Trousdale Residence Embraces Minimalist Design
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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
Modern Alpine Abodes
Modern Alpine Abodes
This Contemporary Alpine House Features a Peaceful Design Plan
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73
Tree-Based Bungalows
Tree-Based Bungalows
Peruvian Architect Arturo Ghezzi Built a Bungalow Around an Existing Tree
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72
Diverging Wood Abodes
Diverging Wood Abodes
MoDus Architects Builds a House for an Artist in Italy
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71
Layered Timber Universities
Layered Timber Universities
Kengo Kuma Uses Multiple Timber Slats for the University of Tokyo
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70
Slender Wooden Schools
Slender Wooden Schools
These Swiss School's Design Features Slender Wooden Battens
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69
Organic Studio Residences
Organic Studio Residences
This Home in Prague was Transformed into a Studio
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68
Vineyard-Inspired Structures
Vineyard-Inspired Structures
The Sokol Blosser Tasting Room is Inspired by Barrels & Its Vineyard
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67
Traditional Tokyo Residence
Traditional Tokyo Residence
The Jet House by Sabaoarch Connects Its Inhabitants with Nature
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66
Whale-Shaped Halls
Whale-Shaped Halls
The Interior of ‘Rest Hall’ Looks Like the Inside of a Whale’s Belly
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65
Paper Log Abodes
Paper Log Abodes
Shigeru Ban Constructs Temporary Shelters to Help the Philippines
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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
Cantilevered Wooden Houses
Cantilevered Wooden Houses
Keisuke Maeda of UID Architects Designs a Classy Building Block Home
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62
Organic Garden Abodes
Organic Garden Abodes
The Green Bean House Features a Spiraling Interior Design Plan
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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
Inverted Wooden Extensions
Inverted Wooden Extensions
The House ADN Features an Extension with a V-Shaped Roof
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58
Renovated Rural Farmhouses
Renovated Rural Farmhouses
This Spanish Farmhouse Combines History With Contemporary Living
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57
Department Store Artist Residencies
Department Store Artist Residencies
'Room On a Roof' Sits Atop De Bijenkorf in Amsterdam
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56
Environmentally-Embedded Abodes
Environmentally-Embedded Abodes
The Narigua House is Directly Set in Nature
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55
Framed Courtyard Abodes
Framed Courtyard Abodes
The House of Nagahama Frames Several Gardens
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54
Wood-Based Woodland Retreats
Wood-Based Woodland Retreats
The Four Seasons House is Designed in Response to Flowers and Bark
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53
Mounted Timber Abodes
Mounted Timber Abodes
The House in Miyake Features a Unique Arrangement
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52
Magnificent Spiral Abodes
Magnificent Spiral Abodes
This Spiraling House Features a Rooftop Terrace
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51
Contemporary Timber Cottages
Contemporary Timber Cottages
This Wooden Chalet Takes a Cue from Agricultural Architecture
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50
Hillside Wooden Houses
Hillside Wooden Houses
The Pliscia 13 Residence by Pedevilla Architekten is a Modernized Cabin
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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
Symmetrical Architecture Photography
Symmetrical Architecture Photography
Sasha Levin's Photographs of Architecture Will Mesmerize You
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47
Complex Wooden Sports Facilities
Complex Wooden Sports Facilities
The FT Architects Archery Hall and Boxing Club get Back to Basics
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46
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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45
Communal Wooden Podiums
Communal Wooden Podiums
This Viewing Platform Also Acts as a Playground
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44
Plywood Interior Residences
Plywood Interior Residences
The House in Asahiku's Black Exterior is Misleading
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43
Affordable Timber Residences
Affordable Timber Residences
This Low-Cost Home is the First of Its Kind in Copenhagen
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42
Leaf-Like Latticed Buildings
Leaf-Like Latticed Buildings
OBIA Opens up an Ice Rink Interior with a More Minimalist Design
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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
Unconventional Timber High Rises
Unconventional Timber High Rises
The Wooden Skyscraper Proposal Could Change Stockholm's Skyline
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39
Understated Hillside Abodes
Understated Hillside Abodes
Norway's Vega Cottage is a Modern Translation of a Classic Cabin
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38
Rustic Urban Housing
Rustic Urban Housing
The Hazukashi House by Alts Design Office is Country-Meets-City Chic
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37
Modernized Barn Abodes
Modernized Barn Abodes
The Stables by Andy Ramus Houses Humans Not Horses
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36
Slatted Wooden Bakeries
Slatted Wooden Bakeries
This Montreal Bakery Features a Latticed Design
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35
Curved Contemporary Chapels
Curved Contemporary Chapels
St. Henry's Ecumenical Art Chapel is a Modern Worship Space
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34
Triangular Summer Houses
Triangular Summer Houses
The Summer House Lagnö is an Exquisite Swedish Design
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33
Warped-Wooden Rooms
Warped-Wooden Rooms
The Bendy Wooden Room Illustrates Enhanced Wooden Architecture
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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
Concealing Latticework Ceilings
Concealing Latticework Ceilings
The Assemble Studio Features Sculptural Wood Peaks
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28
Culturally Fused Eateries
Culturally Fused Eateries
The Opso Restaurant Combines Greek and British Design
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27
Unusual Outdoor-Based Residences
Unusual Outdoor-Based Residences
The Balcony House in Tokyo Values the Outdoors
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26
Stacked Box Abodes
Stacked Box Abodes
Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Designs a House with Rectangular Themes
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25
Contemporary Cottage Escapes
Contemporary Cottage Escapes
This Boathouse by Weiss Architecture is in the Canadian Wilderness
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24
Contemporary Country Cabins
Contemporary Country Cabins
The Garden St. Residence is Inspired by a Modern Loft Interior
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23
Undulating Ceiling Chapels
Undulating Ceiling Chapels
The Prayer Chapel by Gensler Modernizes the Havens
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22
Artsy Wooden Homes
Artsy Wooden Homes
Richard Woods' Colorful Home Interior Expresses His Passions
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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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20
Chunky Lumber Stairs
Chunky Lumber Stairs
The Wooden Block Staircase is an Architectural Paradox of Bulk and Lightness
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19
Geometrically Pattered Seaside Havens
Geometrically Pattered Seaside Havens
This Timber-Clad Beachside Villa is Serene and Stunning
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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
Cabin-Like Retail Stores
Cabin-Like Retail Stores
Torafu Architects Creates Another Aesop Store with Warm Details
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16
Minimalist Wooden Homes
Minimalist Wooden Homes
Naturehumaine Architects Engage Your Minimalist Sensibilities
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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
Spacious Oak Bakeries
Spacious Oak Bakeries
Skyle Bakery Features an Industrial Design
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13
Tree House Abodes
Tree House Abodes
This London House Blends Into Its Environment
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12
Eco-Friendly Portuguese Homes
Eco-Friendly Portuguese Homes
Miramar House is Located in a Picturesque Portuguese Town
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11
Creatively Inspiring Shoreside Homes
Creatively Inspiring Shoreside Homes
Robert Bailey Interiors Used Surroundings to Get Creative
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10
Minimalist Wood-Accented Residences
Minimalist Wood-Accented Residences
The House F by Ido Kenji Serenely Embraces Contemporary Design
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9
Rainbow Interior Cabins
Rainbow Interior Cabins
Chalet Cyanella is a Stunning French Cottage Harboring Modern Structure
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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
Cozy Cupboard Cafes
Cozy Cupboard Cafes
The Flipboard Cafe in Melbourne is a Relaxing and Inventive Place to Relax
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5
Contrast-Heavy Urban Apartments
Contrast-Heavy Urban Apartments
This Montreal Apartment is a Metropolitan Dream
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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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