OMMX Architects design buildings, rooms and objects, all concerned with architecture’s capacity to hold the collective and individual rituals of everyday life. Each project, regardless of scale or site, registers with an understanding of context through architectural detail and an ongoing investigation into material, composition and experiential quality.
Wood movement diagram Wood shrinks most in direction of annual growth rings - tangentially 1/2 as much across the rings - radially Very little along grain - longitudinally Shrinkage greater in heavier pieces than in lighter pieces Expansion and contraction of wood members from temp change is not an important design consideration Glulam members shrink less than sawn timber members
Viktoria + Woods have spread their wings to open a new shop in Emporium Melbourne. Their new store is striking in its minimal textured material approach. Soft grey rendered walls, terrazzo floors, rough sawn painted timber display elements and open seam leather ottomans softly engage in a quiet way. Architecturally this store is strong in form. This store is a balancing act between soft and strong elements and materials.
Design Milk | 12 Modern House with Black Exteriors: Storm Cottage by Fearon Hay Architects is located on the east coast of Great Barrier Island in New Zealand. The black rough sawn timber box sits looking north to the sea. A slice of heaven.