he renovation on Jerome and Jamie Pelayo’s house in Echo Park in Los Angeles was driven by a very tight budget—hence the island made of plywood.
Living in an afectado apartment in Barcelona (one zoned for redevelopment) means you may get evicted at a moment's notice. Architects Cecilia Thom and Yoel Karaso planned for the inevitable by designing and building an affordable kitchen in birch plywood with white polyehylene cabinet fronts.
At this simple cabin escape in Washington, the architects selected plywood for interior surfacing for the warm tones it provided.
Sigurd Larsen created the illusion of space with high ceilings and tall windows with this prefab in Copenhagen. The house uses only three interlocking materials: a self-heated concrete floor; double-glazed windows that let the outdoors in while keeping out the cold; and wooden panels manufactured in a Denmark factory. “The interior walls are birch plywood to add warmth and texture to the rooms,” Larsen says.
For this Austin kitchen built on a tight budget, architect Sean Guess opted for inexpensive graded pine plywood so that he would get heavy grain patterns on the surfaces.
An airy extension to a Dublin Victorian houses a brand new kitchen that is anchored by Oikos Furniture cabinetry and a basalt volcanic stone countertop. The kitchen’s fired earth tile backsplash stands out against its plywood surroundings. The island features a Franke sink and Quooker faucet.