Lithuanian studio Inblum Architects made a bar out of the attic of an old house in Minsk, Belarus. Leaving some of the original brick walls exposed, they fit wooden slats all over the pre-war space, some of which function as coat racks and shelves.
This minimalist House located in the suburb of Kyoto and designed by ALTS Design Office is a tribute to materials and natural light. The architects of the project Sumiou Mizumoto and Yoshitaka Kuga played with different tones of wood and took the challenge to allow the maximum amount of natural light into the house throughout all four seasons.
Wood is perhaps the most universal materials that we originally use and reconstruct nowadays. A material so widely used can be hard to update, but Welsh manufacturing company Kronospan did a commendable effort with their latest collaboration titled Fresh 2.