Good wood - moody but magnificent, with an interior to die for. Lung Hagem’s Norwegian chalet is a wonderful combination of blackened timber and concrete on the outside and paler oak with more concrete on the inside.


Remarkable Japanese Timber Structures

  • House of Japanese Cedar by Suga Shotaro / Suga Atelier 
  • Center Pompidou-Metz by Shigeru Ban Architects Europe
  • Kitazawa Kenchiku Factor by Fumiko Misawa + Masahiro Inayama
  • Sea-Folk Museum by Naito Architect & Associates
  • Church Sun-pu by Taira Nishizawa
  • Sumika Pavilion by Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
  • Final Wooden House by Sou Fujimoto Architects
  • Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum by Kengo Kuma and Associates 
  • Woods Of Net by Takaharu + Yui Tezuka / Tezuka Architects 
  • Mokuzai Kaikan by Tomohiko Yamanashi / Nikken Sekkei + Takeyuki Katsuya / NSD    

Found this old piece of timber in the garden. I restored it and did my first ever proper bit of old school joinery. I only had a saw, tape measure and a chisel to work with so it’s a little rough around the edges but I’m very happy with it. Some genius came up with this in the past in order to join massive logs together to be used to build huge sea worthy battle ships. They didn’t have the luxury of working with metal back then so they had to get creative.