Office building for Eric Boulanger
The structural elements of the building, which is constructed almost entirely from wood, are made from pine, either in common sawn timber or glue-laminated elements. Dark-red meranti wood has been used for all the exposed internal and external woodwork. The ceiling inside the building reflects natural light, with pinewood planks painted white to produce a bright, inviting interior. A focal point in the building is the main meeting room at the centre of the upper floor. The space dramatically opens out to the surrounding offices. Carefully crafted wood columns, which surround the space, allow for the wood detailing to take on a visual presence throughout the building. The overall project demonstrates the architect’s fascination with wood as a construction material right down to the smallest detail.