Natural, beautiful, budget and modern. Plywood as a finishing material has almost no flaws. Not surprisingly, it does not only win the hearts of architects, but also their clients. In our article - detailed stories about the western and Russian interiors, finished with plywood. We assure you, now you will love it too.
Ancient mill with plywood filling
When Edinburgh architects were offeredTurn an abandoned mill into a comfortable modern housing at the price of building a standard cottage, they are cool doubted. But, having arrived on a place, could not refuse - the dilapidated house was huddled on the steep slope of a heather hill. And out of the holes in the masonry, worn by the wind and time, was a breathtaking view of the magnificent Scottish valley. This happens only in the movies. View after reconstruction View after reconstruction View before reconstruction William Tannel, WTArchitecture: - Customers - family with children - wanted to arrange a holiday home on vacation. They asked us to create a modern comfortable space, but to preserve the historical view of the valley from the outside and the Scottish spirit inside. At the same time, fit into a moderate budget. And we succeeded. We spent no more than if we had built an ordinary cottage from scratch. For reconstructions it is very rare. Wtarchitecture.com William knows what he's talking about: The architectural bureau WT Architecture received several European awards for projects of this kind. And this mill entered the short list of the main architectural competition in Scotland in 2015. The total area of the building is 150 meters. The roof and internal ceilings were not subject to restoration. By and large, the architects had to build a new structure into the old stone shell. Missing stones to strengthen the masonry found in the valley, and the wood from which the upper part of the building, which goes under the steep roof, was toned to that uneven dark color, which eventually acquires a pine board in these places. William Tannel, WT Architecture: - And we, and future owners like to see the magnificent and slightly harsh surrounding landscape was part of the interior, as well as the mill itself is an important part of this landscape. Therefore, we immediately planned a large picture window on the south side and the atrium, which will cover the middle of the long, narrow building. And they began to think how to decorate the interior space simply, utilitarily, firmly and in perfect harmony with the landscape. So that it does not detract from the landscape, and how to continue it, while remaining warm and natural. Wtarchitecture.com The solution was the covering of the walls with pine plywood,At the same time it has additional thermal insulation. This heat immediately plunges into the rural atmosphere, but does not interfere with enjoying the views. The visceral solidity of the wooden texture breaks the plastered central part of the building, in which there are storage systems on all three levels. Floors - polished concrete and the same pine boards, depending on the purpose of the room. Most of the furniture - vintage from the collection of hostsAnd replica of designer items. The atmosphere is stingy, only the most necessary. But every object thanks to the location at a distance from the walls, high legs and thoughtful lighting seems weightless, soaring in the air. And the interior itself is permeated with light. William Tannel, WT Architecture: - As an Englishman plywood impresses me with the absence of any pretentiousness, as an architect - the ability to emphasize the structure and form without losing coziness. "Dream about the big, but the small system" is the motto of the movement for "small houses", which is very popular among us, Europeans, and even in America with its traditions of gigantomania. No one else wants to waste their lives, paying debts for the house that is collapsing before your eyes. Today, people need simple, reliable and affordable solutions. Wtarchitecture.com
The nature of plywood is flexible and livable. Like any tree, it itself can have different patterns - darker or lighter, bright or neutral, strongly pronounced or barely noticeable, etc. It can be moisture resistant - respectively, used in bathrooms and showers. It can be varnished, painted, stained, if desired, even pasted wallpaper. In practical terms, it can perform all the functions of gypsum board, but at the same time it "breathes" and does not require additional costs for finishing: plaster, plaster and so on. Our opinion: - For architects, plywood has long been known as. It allows you to do without wet processes and accelerate the construction, bind the elements of the structure (very useful in frame houses), absorb noise (great for "children's floors" and home theaters). Technically, it's quite easy to work with plywood sheets - it is not difficult for them to wall them, even to a person with minimal experience in construction and repair work. The only question is - in the wishes of customers who are still wary of plywood. Interior created by architect Alexei Rosenberg Interior created by architect Alexei Rosenberg Interior created by architect Alexei RosenbergEcology and convenience of plywood explains the fact that the first to use it was widely used by convinced "green" and modernists who avoid empty decorations: everything should be functional. This is the famous plywood house near Moscow by architect Sergei Nasedkin, the main Russian expert on this material. (). Created by him for his own family, the house of rust color became a real creative manifesto of the author. From the plywood there is done literally everything from the outside, and inside. The house was designed by architect Sergey Nasedkin The house was designed by architect Sergey Nasedkin The house was designed by architect Sergey Nasedkin The house was designed by architect Sergey Nasedkin The house was designed by architect Sergey Nasedkin The house was designed by architect Sergey NasedkinThe finishing of 2010 does not require any restoration until now, and the house itself was only four months old. Next became the project T_9 House - a frame-plywood business-class house. One-storey modern parallelepiped with panoramic glazing, perfectly inscribed in the landscape, was built turnkey already in three months. The house was designed by architect Sergey Nasedkin The house was designed by architect Sergey Nasedkin The house was designed by architect Sergey NasedkinExamples of the use of plywood in the interiors of Russian flats already abound. Some even got into the lens of interior programs on TV. And invariably caused heated discussions, finding both active fans and zealous opponents. Children's room designed by Ruetemple Architectural Workshop Children's room designed by Ruetemple Architectural Workshop Children's room designed by Ruetemple Architectural Workshop The child is designed by an architectural workshopRuetemple Perhaps one of the most striking examples is an apartment decorated by two "experts" of wood surfaces and functional spaces by Alexei Rosenberg and Peter Kostyolov for the Moscow director-eccentric Vladlen Razgulin. Exceptionally relevant interior for the Ginzburg Constructivist House on Gogol Boulevard. Even in photographs, underlined "anti-glare", 36-meter space seems at least twice as large. Who was inside, they say: in reality, the effect is even more noticeable. The interior was created by architects Alexei Rosenberg and Peter Kostyolov The interior was created by architects Alexei Rosenberg and Peter Kostyolov The interior was created by architects Alexei Rosenberg and Peter Kostyolov The interior was created by architects Alexei Rosenberg and Peter Kostyolov
Price of issue
Now plywood is used mainly inModern interiors. But this does not mean that it is impossible otherwise. With the current propensity for eclectic design, mixing this material with elements of "historical" styles is more a matter of time and a good idea. Moreover, the price of the issue is impressive compared to the array or even veneer. A sheet of furniture plywood (16-18 mm thick, for finishing works it is rarely used) costs about 950-1 000 rubles. Quality "ten", the most common plywood for interior finishing, will cost approximately 500-600 rubles per sheet (usually 1.5 m by 1.5 m, but there are other options). Inplywood, Russia Inplywood, Russia Inplywood, Russia Inplywood, Russia Coniferous plywood sheet 9 thickMm and a size of 2.4 by 1.2 meters - that is, about the same as that used in the Scottish interior - will cost 700-800 rubles. With a modest budget, you can buy sheets twice cheaper. They will be either thinner or lower in quality (they are more noticeable than knots, for example, but this defect can easily be turned into dignity - it all depends on your idea). Interior created by the architectural workshop of Totan Kuzembaev Interior created by the architectural workshop of Totan Kuzembaev Interior created by the architectural workshop of Totan Kuzembaev Interior created by the architectural workshop of Totan Kuzembaev