We find ourselves in an enclosed wooden courtyard that stands in stark contrast to the streetscape outside. Here wood helps to create a warmer and more welcoming environment for social meetings and encounters.
The concrete access balconies are lined with slender wooden battens, which combine with the more closely arranged cladding on the façade to create an inviting external room. This framing of the access and entrance balconies establishes a space within a space. The cladding feels at once solid and enveloping, and transparent and porous.
There is a tangible sense of finely detailed wood that can be felt with the whole body through scent, light and sound.
Site layout plan