Material Inspiration #1 | Wood

Here at RM Plus, we love creating designs that use materials in unexpected ways. And, we’re inspired when we see other designers pushing these kinds of ideas to the next level.  Here’s some projects that are tickling our brains, all featuring unique applications of Wood.



Defining a circulation space with a screen of 2×4’s and 2x2s creates a playful sense of movement through the space – Motorola’s office, design by Gensler

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Transforming heavy structure to intricate lacework –  Nine Bridges Golf Club House by Shigeru Ban Architects

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Layers of wood create the effect of being inside a bag of coffee – Don Café House by Innarch


Bent plywood creates shelters from the wind – Winnipeg Skating Shelters by Patkau Architects


Wood sculpted into soft curves using the latest technology and fabrications – Grotto Sauna by Partisans


Horizontal layers of wood stack and rotate, creating nooks for booth seating – Craft Deli designed by sP+a


Curved wood panels define the space in this organic kitchen and lounge – Chef Kitchen and Lounge by Fernanda Marques Arquitectos Associados



Wood used to create a space that has been sculpted by the wind and the water of its natural environment – Harbin Opera House by MAD Architects

The Bank

1,876 individually cut blocks to create an undulating ceiling – The Bank by Liz Muller for Starbucks


Elevating your typical pile of firewood – The Woodman’s Treehouse – Guy Mallinson Woodland Workshop and BEaM

Check out more inspiring projects featuring wood on our Pinterest Board – Materials | Wood