We nearly fell off our chairs when we stumbled across the entry to the Nishi building in Canberra.
Designed by the Australian-based architects, March Studio, the installation uses 2,150 boards suspended from the ceiling by 1,200 steel rods. The effect makes your jaw drop.
We especially appreciate the mix of the old wood – each piece must have a different story to tell – and the contemporary form, which gives the whole space a sense of dynamic movement. The linear structure leads your eyes to the top of the steps and forms an irresistible wooden wormhole that pulls you in – like all good entries should.
It is beautifully detailed, from the knots and imperfections of the reclaimed suspended wood boards down to the block work on the steps themselves, which are also made from the irregular wooden boards.
The fantastic structure and the material used really reinforces Kronodesign’s trend intelligence, which suggests that wood is very much a contemporary, sustainable material for the future – and right now, it is on-trend.