Dealing with space beneath a stairway can be tricky. But the Watermark Credit Union in Seattle handled the issue with aplomb. Architects designed a beautiful seating area for customers to relax while waiting for their loan officer or financial planner. The seating and walls are composed of Plyboo Havana. The warm amber color contrasts nicely with the rich purple of the cushions, creating a quiet refuge or a place to chat, depending on your mood.
Aesthetics, sustainability and functionality were the key ingredients for the SalesForce.com offices in San Francisco. The designer chose Plyboo Neopolitan plywood to make a strong and energizing visual statement. The cabinets are sturdy and durable, constructed for heavy daily use. Meanwhile, the Neopolitan design creates a look that is simultaneously fun and sophisticated. Also, this plywood is formaldehyde-free and FSC certified, supporting healthy indoor air quality and sustainable forestry.
The Qatar Railways Company has been established to design and build an integrated world-class railway system in the country of Qatar. At the Qatar Railways headquarters, PlybooDex has been installed on a second story roof deck as part of an employee lounge, a place where workers can take a break or enjoy their lunch outside. Like many decks on commercial buildings in the Middle East, this deck will be shrouded with a canopy that blocks the sun and adds a colorful flair to the exterior of this sixteen-story building. PlybooDex Ebony was chosen for its durability and rich color that... Read More
Besides the obvious challenges in this completely custom curved ceiling installation, is the special light fixtures and air diffusior cut outs. Amber Edge Grain veneer was chosen because of its strength, flexibility and ease of handling.
This conservative law office in Orlando, Florida shows its edgy side with flair of Plyboo Deco paneling. Excellent for wall systems, the Deco Palm paneling adds a touch of the exotic to the workplace.
Occupying three stories of a high rise in downtown Seattle, Washington, Moss Adams CPA is one of the oldest and most respected CPA firms in the North West. For the design of their new offices a clean, contemporary look was needed. For their signature contrasting design element Plyboo Neopolitan bamboo plywood was chosen. With its bright contrasting striations emulating the look of African zebrawood, Neopolitan was used extensively in the reception area as well as stairwells and hallways. Next time you think CPA work is dull, come visit the Moss Adams offices in Seattle. You will change your... Read More
This office is located in the Mission Bay District of San Francisco, an area that was recenly home to warehouses, a cement factory and vacant lots. Now rapidly developing, Mission Bay is now home to a new campus of the University of California San Francisco, biotechnology firms, research centers, office buildings and high-density residential developments. For the wall treatments in the lobby, flat grain amber bamboo plywood was used to provide create a rich and handsome hue. To give the panels more definition, the architects etched grooves into the face of the panels at six-inch intervals.... Read More
The Google offices in San Francisco were designed to LEED® gold certification specifications. Plyboo edge grain amber plywood was the choice in the dining area for its durability and its warm, linear appearance. Applications included tabletops, seating and divider walls between booths. Google has company-wide mandates specifying FSC and formaldehyde-free products in their building products, which contributed to an IEQc4.4 low-emitting materials credit and an Mrc7 wood credit.
Aralia Garden Design has come up with a first for Chelsea this year using urban rooftop space. Incorporating the highest quality plants and materials, ‘Rooftop Workplace of Tomorrow’ is an extension of the working office. With sustainability and ease of maintenance at the forefront of this concept, Patricia chose to include Dex™ decking by Smith Fong Bamboo – 100% rapidly renewable Moso Bamboo, lightweight and durable, Dex™ decking is simple to install and is held tight using Dex deck clips, with no drilling required.
After more than 25 years, Earth Island Institute (EII), a non-profit incubator for startup non-profits has a permanent home and the David Brower Center is born. Brower, a vocal and lifelong advocate for the preservation of the environment and founder of the EII, now has a building befitting of his legacy. Located in the center of Berkeley, California and built to meet LEED Platinum certification, the Brower Center utilizes the Plyboo amber edge grain for the entry area and extensively in the theater where it was used on the walls for both a visual effect as well as part of an acoustic wall... Read More
The owners of Cooper Station Properties deliberately linked their passion for nature with their appreciation of contemporary design. The design embodies an airy scheme that orients the space round the heart of the office boardroom making sure each employee has a “room with a view”. The interior color scheme celebrates nature through forest-inspired colors. An emphasis on natural materials such as Coconut Palm Flat Grain flooring completes the look with a flair of the exotic. The result is attractive and practical.
Looking for a zen-like elegance for Cervantes / Geronimo offices in Denver, Colorado, Plyboo amber edge grain and Durapalm flat grain coconut palm plywoods were chosen. To keep with the contemporary feel, the panels were installed horizontally adding a clean, linearity to the space. Without breaking a line, the end grain amber moves from wall to door and back again. To contrast with the bamboo, palm was used to face the reception desk and for a little drama, the open stair case treads were also were fabricated from coconut palm.
Just completed, the Canmet Materials Technologies Laboratory in Hamilton, Ontario is a state-of-the-art metallurgical facility for Natural Resources Canada. In this design the architects and the Laboratory have targeted LEED Platinum as well as the 2030 Challenge, putting this project in the vanguard of energy-efficient research facilities worldwide. Plyboo amber edge grain was used to create an acoustical wall cladding system with great visual appeal. FSC and soy-based, formaldehyde-free were specified to contribute to the IEQc4.4 and MRc7 LEED credits.
Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado & Alcosta, LLC a law firm in Austin, Texas specializing in government entities, chose durapalm flat grain plywood and palm woven paneling to create a rich, warm look for their offices and lobby area. The palm woven and flat grain palm plywood stay tonally the same in this installation as the woven aspect of the paneling gives contrast in texture creating added interest to this beautifully designed space.