At Spigogroup we manufacture interior wood ceilings, accessible ceilings, removable ceilings and wood slat ceilings. Some are also acoustic ceilings, while others simply fulfil an aesthetic function. What all our clients agree on is the decision to opt for wood as the main material for their ceilings.
Taking a look at the today’s architectural landscape, we are pleased to see how some of the main figures of the moment suffer from this same penchant for wood. One example is the the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma who, following the tradition of his country in using wood in the construction of buildings, includes interior wood ceilings in many of his works. Really beautiful.
- 120×120 Forest
In this magnificent Japanese house Kuma makes massive use of cypress wood in walls and ceilings recreating the sunlight that filters through the forest.
Photos by Shotaro Kaide and SS Tokyo and information obtained from www.kkaa.co.jp
The material chosen on this occasion is bamboo. It is the Také Japanese restaurant in Hong Kong, where, again, the architect tries to reproduce the peace and harmony that can be felt inside a bamboo forest.
Photos by ©Virgile Simon Bertrand and ©Virgile Simon Bertrand and information obtained from www.kkaa.co.jp
- Novartis Shanghai Campus Multifunction Building
This project consisted of designing a multi-purpose building on the new Novartis campus in Shanghai. Inside, a central meeting place was arranged “like a small ‘house’ with a combination of V-shaped columns and lattice girders of laminated Douglas fir.”
Photos by ©Eiichi Kano and information obtained from www.kkaa.co.jp
- Coeda House
This spectacular wood ceiling is actually the main structure of this café in Shizuoka (Japan). It was carried out by randomly stacking 8 cm square cedar boards and forming a huge structure in the form of a tree that made it possible to eliminate columns around the perimeter and achieving a 360º view of the surroundings.
Photos by Kawasumi Office Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office and information obtained from www.kkaa.co.jp
- Toho Gakuen School of Music
Toho Gakuen School of Music (Tokyo) is known as one of the best universities in the world. In 2017 they added a new wood school building to the campus for the music department, entirely made of wood. They used pine and cypress (hinoki) for the braces, noto cypress for the outside and larch plywood inside.
Photos by Katsumasa Tanaka and information obtained from www.kkaa.co.jp
- Portland Japanese Garden
In the new Cultural Villa of the Portland Japanese Garden, Kengo Kuma included cantilevers and wood ceilings that allowed the buildings to blend into the surrounding tree landscape.
Photos by Jeremy Bittermann and information obtained from www.kkaa.co.jp
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