The exterior of the Popadich residence on Auckland’s North Shore is modeled after boat storage sheds, while the interior is outfitted with industrial concrete and ply. "We decided to line the interior in exposed plywood sheets [to save money]," says Davor Popadich, a director at Pattersons Architects in Auckland, New Zealand. "On paper, plasterboard seemed cheaper, but then we realized it would cost money to plaster and paint it, which pushed the overall cost up. And the builders liked that, because they got to show off their workmanship, which is usually covered up by plaster and paint." Photo by Simon Devitt.
Plywood is used throughout the interior of this small, barn-inspired house in an apple orchard in Havelock North, New Zealand. There's Gaboon plywood below the datum and Italian poplar above it, used on everything from the walls and ceiling to the bench and cabinets in the kitchen to the wardrobes and shelving. The mezzanine bedroom sits beneath the off-center apex of the pyramid roof, with a view over the orchard. Photo by Patrick Reynolds.