Sioo:x meets inspirational design
Architects use timber in design in highly imaginative ways both visually and technically. Still, structural Frames, beams and bridges are areas that are greatly exposed to weather and wind, making maintenance challenging.
Here, SiOO:X Impregnation has great advantages with results showing up to 15 years of effective protection. SiOO:X produces excellent results for many different designs and timber species, new as well as old. Larch, cedar, fir, spruce, oak and the increasingly used thermally modified timers: all benefit when treated with the silicon-technology from Sweden.
Sioo Wood Protection are immensely proud that their product was specified and used to provide the timber protection and decorative finish for many challenging inspirational projects all around the globe. The examples below show the “Te Ara a Tāwhaki” in Otaki (NZ), the Auckland Project in Durham (UK) and the “Sjöhuset” in Nacka (SWE).
Te Ara a Tawhaki, Otaki, New Zealand
This new building is part of “Te Wānanga o Raukawa”, a unique learning laboratory specifically for Māori. Te Ara a Tāwhaki houses the library, main lecture theatre, student services and student hub. This stunning timber façade uses Vulcan Screening made by Abodo Wood, New Zealand, chosen for its stability and weathering characteristics. The criss cross pattern on the façade was designed by architects Tennent Brown to reflect traditional Māori flax weaving patterns.
The timber’s SiOO:X finish provides long term protection with low maintenance, with a beautiful, silvery-grey natural finish.
Auckland Project, Durham, UK
This stunning, iconic building designed by the award-winning architectural practice Niall McLaughlin marks the gateway to “the Auckland Project” – a multi-million pound conservation programme at the site of the 900 year old castle of Durham. The 30 metre high tower was designed to look like a seige engine. It provides spectacular views from a 15 metre high viewing platform.
Sjöhuset Marinstaden, Nacka, Sweden
This residential building offers an unobstructed sea-view to 45 spacious apartments at Kvarnholmen, Nacka, Sweden. Drawn by Thomas Sandberg, one of the front figures of modern swedish design, the building is a direct translation of the architect’s stylistic vocabulary: Playful details in a rather strict, sober and functional beauty.