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 Tunnel, WTArchitecture: - Customers - a family with children - wanted to arrange a vacation home. They asked us to create a modern, comfortable space, while preserving the historic look of the valley on the outside and the Scottish spirit on the 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. This is very rare for renovations. 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 Tunnel, WT Architecture:- Both we and the future owners wanted the magnificent and a bit harsh surrounding landscape to be part of the interior, just as the mill itself is an important part of this landscape. Therefore, we immediately planned a large panoramic window on the south side and an atrium that will illuminate the middle of the long narrow building. And they began to think how to arrange the interior space in a simple, utilitarian, durable and in complete harmony with the landscape. So that it does not distract from the landscape, but, as it were, continues 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 Tunnel, WT Architecture:- As an Englishman, plywood impresses me with the absence of any pretentiousness, as an architect - the ability to emphasize structure and form without losing comfort. “Dream big, build small” is the motto of the “small houses” movement, which is now very popular among us Europeans and even in America with its traditions of gigantomania. No one else wants to waste their lives paying off debts for a house that is crumbling before your eyes. People today 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:- Architects have known plywood for a long time. It allows you to do without wet processes and speed up construction, link structural elements (very useful in frame houses), absorb noise (great for "children's floors" and home theaters). Technically, working with plywood sheets is quite simple - sheathing walls with them will not be difficult even for a person with minimal experience in construction and repair work. There is only one question - the wishes of customers, who are still wary of plywood. Interior created by architect Alexei Rosenberg Interior created by architect Alexei Rosenberg Interior designed by architect Alexei RosenbergThe environmental friendliness and convenience of plywood explains the fact that convinced “green” and modernists who were the first to use it widely, avoiding empty decoration: everything should be functional. Such is the famous plywood house near Moscow by the architect Sergei Nasedkin, the main Russian specialist in this material. (). Created by him for his own family, the rust-colored house became a real creative manifesto of the author. Literally everything, both outside and inside, is made of plywood. 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 the architect Sergey NasedkinThe finishing of 2010 does not require any restoration until now, and the house itself was only four months old. The next project was T_9 House - a business-class frame plywood house. A one-storey modern parallelepiped with panoramic glazing, perfectly integrated into the landscape, was built on a turnkey basis 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