The Interwebs are filled with plywood, from furniture to entire rooms. Here we spotlight spectacular spaces, all featuring the unfinished, historically inexpensive, material. Above, concrete and pale plywood mingle to perfection in the Setagaya Flat in Tokyo, designed by Narus Inokuma Architects and Hiroko Karibe Architects. It’s their own home. We wish it were ours.
House OM in Yokohama, Japan, designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects, has a dining space lined with a plywood wall that pierces a circle in the ceiling. Plywood stairs make the climb, eventually up to the rooftop.
This stark plywood walled room in a home designed by PS Arkitektur seems the perfect place to contemplate the snowy weather.
Another Japanese dwelling, this is a a soaring plywood space, with a freestanding modern tub, wall-mounted sink and spiral metal stair. Stunning! Designed by Japanese studio Architect Cafe this two-and-a-half story contemporary home, which was completed in 2010, is located in a densely populated neighborhood about 30 miles outside Tokyo.