Boston-based architecture firm NADAAA designed the residence above in the Modernist style, but using lots of wood where I'd have expected concrete and glass, if I'd only seen line drawings. What most caught my eye are the subtle ways they've chosen to detail the otherwise plain boards:
I wanted to see more, but photos of the property are sparse. On NADAAA's website, however, they've got more innovative takes on wood construction, like their interesting Oro Bookshelf. A traditional bookshelf has a panel on the back that squares up the frame, but NADAAA wanted a pass-through bookshelf, meaning they needed to build extra strength into the corners. And rather than shoring them up with traditional joinery, they incorporated these bent plywood braces:
The handles on the side receive a similarly purty treatment:
Moving away from practical furniture into the abstract, another unusual wood creation of theirs is the Gwangju Cube, an installation piece that they whipped up for the Gwangju Design Biennale several years ago:
If you like what you see, stay tuned; NADAAA's book is deep, but we've pulled some other cool stuff out of their archives.