Wood Works Club is an architecture firm which puts in a great deal of forethought to carefully strategize and design the perfect layout.
We design and construct every building keeping in mind the surroundings and context, budgets, and most importantly, the user of the space. Each home starts with a personalized concept that directly correlates to these needs of our clients and their individual style. We rely on our professional knowledge and advanced expertise in the design field to walk our clients through the process of design with exceptional customer service. While searching for architects and interior designers near me, you don’t need to look further than Wood Works Club.
Modern architecture and interior design is usually characterised by a lack of ornament. Decorative molding and elaborate trim are eliminated or greatly simplified, giving way to a clean aesthetic where materials meet in simple, well-executed joints.
There is an emphasis of rectangular forms and horizontal and vertical lines. Shapes of houses are based boxes, or linked boxes. Materials are often used in well-defined planes and vertical forms juxtaposed against horizontal elements for dramatic effect.
Low, horizontal massing, flat roofs, emphasis on horizontal planes and broad roof overhangs are there. Modern homes tend to be on generous sites, and thus many, but not all, have to have meandering one-story plans.
There is a use of modern materials and systems. Steel columns are used in exposed applications, concrete block is used as a finished material, concrete floors are stained and exposed, long-span steel trusses permit open column-free spaces, and radiant heating systems enhance human comfort.
Emphasis on honesty of materials is one of the major characteristics of a modern home. Wood is often stained rather than painted to express its natural character. In many cases exterior wood is also stained so that the texture and character of the wood can be expressed.
Relationship between interior spaces and sites are taking into consideration. Use of large expanses of glass in effect brings the building’s site into the building, taking advantage of dramatic views and natural landscaping.
We, at Wood Works Club create duplex, small house, kitchen interior design and so much more.
Vernacular architecture is characterised by its reliance on needs, construction materials and traditions specific to its particular locality. It is a type of architecture which is indigenous to a specific time and place and not replicated from elsewhere.
It helps in capitalizing on local knowledge and traditions, taking advantage of local materials and resources and providing a vital connection between humans and the environment in which they live. They can be designed specifically with the local climatic conditions in mind, and therefore often perform well.
Baroque architecture is an architectural style which originated in the late 16th century Italy. Complex architectural plan shapes, often based on the oval, and the dynamic opposition and interpenetration of spaces were favoured to heighten the feeling of motion and sensuality. Other characteristic qualities include grandeur, drama and contrast (especially in lighting), curvaceousness, and an often dizzying array of rich surface treatments, twisting elements, and gilded statuary. Architects applied bright colours and illusory, vividly painted ceilings.
Founded by Walter Gropius in Germany in 1919, the Bauhaus school redefined architecture as the synthesis of art, craft, and technology. Bauhaus architecture is recognisable for its rejection of historical styles and its reduction of buildings to radically simplified forms, with rational, functional design.
The following are a few characteristics which define the Bauhaus style of architecture –
Gropius stated that his goal was to create a new guild of craftsmen, without the class distinctions which raise an arrogant barrier between craftsman and artist. It is said in the manifesto, that architects, sculptors, painters, must all turn to the crafts.
Form follows function was an important concept Bauhaus was built on. According to this idea, simple but elegant geometric shapes were designed based on the intended function or purpose of a building or an object.
Gesamtkunstwerk means a synthesis of multiple art forms such as fine and decorative arts. A building and its architecture was only one part of the concept. The other part is design.
Materials should reflect the true nature of objects and buildings. Bauhaus architects didn’t hide even brutal and rough materials.
Art Deco emerged in France in the 1920’s and quickly spread throughout the world. It was a glamorous, but eclectic movement that embraced modernism and traditionalism. It was characterised by the use of new materials, bold geometric form and a modern ‘machine age’ aesthetic, but at the same time it incorporated extensive and luxurious ornamentation.
The main characteristics of Art Deco architecture are its sleek, linear, often rectangular geometric forms, arranged and broken up by curved ornamental elements. A series of set-backs creating a stepped outline help create the monolithic appearance of typical of Art Deco façades.
Building materials included; stucco, concrete block, glazed brick, smooth-faced stone, and Terracotta. Steel and aluminium were also commonly used together with decorative opaque glazing.
While some buildings featured hand-crafted elements, others made do with repetitive machine-made decorations that were less expensive. Such details could incorporate artistic or exotic motifs according to the function of the building or the preferences of the architect.