Stunning Wood Facade Appears as Rippling Waves on an Office Building

Damiani-Holz & KO is company that works in the timber construction field, so it seems only fitting that their headquarters would reflect it. Italian studio MoDus Architects did just that by wrapping the Bressanone-located building in a stunning wood surface treatment. It features a system of vertical plywood fins that cover the structure and create a unique-looking facade. Each piece of wood has a specific way that it's cut, and when they're placed together it produces an undulating effect that ripples along the building.

The four-storey office sits on a concrete base where an eye-catching metal-framed door welcomes you from the street. Inside, the building features three above-ground floors and a basement. It's finished with a variety of wood treatments that shows just what the material is capable of. We see plywood panels with patterns milled into their surface, contrasted lumber flooring, and honeycomb arrangements on the wall. The mixing and matching of these elements creates a not-so-average workplace that's sure to inspire through its design.

MoDus Architects website
via [designboom]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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