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.
Bickertaff, 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.
Recently completed, University of Waterloo used Plyboo plywood veneer and flooring extensively throughout the school. Applications included Havana strand and edge grain amber plywood for wall systems. A first on this project was the use of Havana strand veneers in the construction of over 300 doors in this contemporary space. Havana strand flooring and custom stair treads featured prominently in the design.
The new science building at the University of Alaska at Anchorage featured an extensive “cloud” ceiling made of Plyboo edge grain amber plywood, floating over the astronomy department’s new planetarium drum. Pictured here is a full view of the massive drum. Plyboo edge grain amber plywood was also used for the benches underneath it!
Plyboo Natural flat grain flooring and Amber flat grain amber shelves and door frames make a welcome and fitting learning environment for the Sustainability Resource Center at the University of California, San Diego. Pictured here is a shot of one of the offices, now complete with Plyboo flat grain natural flooring and flat grain amber door frames.
It's not quite the Starship Enterprise, but the theater at Syracuse University’s Slocum Hall School of Architecture is equally out of this world. Using Plyboo edge grain amber plywood, R.B. Woodcraft has fabricated what has to be the most stimulating classroom ever. Durable and dramatic, Plyboo amber edge grain plywood covers the walls and ceilings of the theater. The cut circles help with the acoustics while providing a decorative component to the building.
LEED Platinum is in the design for the new Huang Engineering Center at Stanford University. In this ambitious project, Plyboo strand and flat grain amber plywood were used. In addition to applications as stair tread platforms and under sheathing to the stair case, bamboo plywood was used for wall treatments and cabinetry. Formaldehyde-free and FSC were important as contributors to this LEED platinum project.