Wood slats are normally used for structural and decorative purposes in common, indoor and outdoor areas in public buildings —schools, museums, wineries and corporate headquarters. Some of these projects have a hefty budget for decorating the building and that is where wood slats have a lot to offer.
However, in recent years we are witnessing a growing presence of wood slats in housing projects. The use of wood slats in homes includes both the exterior or façade of single-family homes and interior rooms, stairs and corridors. The warmth of wood and the play of light and shadows produced are decisive in the use of wood slats in homes.
Following are three good uses of wood slats in homes discovered in projects carried out in Australia.
A good example of the use of wood slats in homes, in this case on the façade of this project by Architects EAT in the Kensington VIC district in Melbourne. Information and pictures from eatas.com.au
House in Glen Iris
Another excellent example of the use of wood slats in homes and the construction of sets of lights in the interior. Steffen Welsch Architects, also in Melbourne project. Information and pictures from steffenwelsch.com.au Featured photo Casa Parure: Architects EAT
House in House
Once again, the Steffen Welsch Architects Studio makes an extraordinary use of wood slats in homes in the construction of his House in House, winner of the House in a Heritage Context, Houses Awards, 2015. Information and pictures from steffenwelsch.com.au
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Featured photo Casa Parure: Architects EAT