CREATIVE DIRECTION AND SPATIAL DESIGN  |  SUSTAINABLE, HOLISTIC AND FUTURE-ORIENTED

 

 

Each client has unique needs, each situation requires a different approach

 

We provide the relevant, innovative strategies and solutions for spatial design and building projects -

from extensions and build-out of existing structures, hybrid - structures with CLT / X-LAM and other materials, to pure CLT / X-LAM systems / buildings

 

THEWOODCREATIVE FOUNDERS

NICOLE LACHELLE

 

Co-founded the design and creative consulting company ART AND VANITY in New York in 2002 with Christian and in 2007 the brand

no editions - distributed internationally and presented in Paris and Milan since 2009.

She has extensive international experience as a successful stylist and designer and is involved in all aspects of the creative direction and development of brands and collections

CHRISTIAN NIESSEN

 

Before establishing the design and creative consulting company ART AND VANITY in New York in 2002 with Nicole, Christian worked for HELMUT LANG from 1991 through 2003, as Head of the Design Studio and as his right-hand / second in command directly with Helmut Lang on all aspects of the creative development for all collections and the brand.

 

Many pieces resulting from his work during the decade 1992 - 2003 can be found in permanent collections of museums around the world or are sought-after vintage collector items

 

Since 2003 he works as Creative Director and Artistic Consultant for leading international luxury companies, including - PRADA, JIL SANDER, ROBERTO CAVALLI -  and co-founded the brand no editions

As Design and Creative Director he is responsible for the successful development of brands, ranging from designer level to luxury

 

 

THEWOODCREATIVE IS A CREATIVE, FUTURE-ORIENTED DESIGN PRACTICE

 

A PLATFORM TO FOCUS AND COMBINE OUR EXPERIENCES AND EXTENSIVE NETWORK FROM DIFFERENT AREAS TOWARDS THE CREATIVE DIRECTION OF SPATIAL AND BUILDING DESIGN

 

 

Spatial design, architecture, interior design  -  creating and communicating a cohesive lifestyle vision  -  are essential elements and a constant part of our creative activity since 1998

 

As creative leaders, we work with our partner network and above all, our clients, to deliver the solution they need and love

 

We lead all stages of a project in a direct relationship with our customers - from strategy / planning to a completed space or building - with a consistent visual identity, meaningful architectural and technical solutions - and a special focus towards a healthy, sustainable and holistic solution

 

 

 

WOOD IS THE MOST SENSIBLE, ENERGY EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MATERIAL

 

THEWOODCREATIVE IDEATES INNOVATIVE AND ADVANCED, FUTURE-ORIENTED SOLUTIONS WITH WOOD -  INTERNATIONALLY INFORMED - LOCALLY GROUNDED

 

Our roots are in the alpine region, but we have been living and working in metropolises for 25 years - New York, Milan, Paris and Vienna, and are regularly traveling to the most important international cultural centers and cities.

 

The direct and lived experience of major cities, different cultures and urban lifestyles  -  concrete - steel - glass  -  informs our aesthetics, but also specifies the contrast - nature and serenity

 

 

CLT / X-LAM - CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER / SOLID WOOD -  IS THE BEST POSSIBLE CHOICE AND MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED SOLUTION TO COMBINE SUSTAINABLE, ECOLOGICAL CONCEPTS WITH AN URBAN, FUTURE-ORIENTED AESTHETIC

 

Fundamental and rapidly accelerating social and climatic changes and increasing needs for continuous adaptation and flexibility, urgently require new, creative solutions for spatial design and building developments - innovative and future-oriented - reflecting a new reality and changes in people's lifestyle and needs

 

CLT / X-LAM - Cross Laminated Timber / solid wood is an overall superior building material

 

Cross-laminated wood is monolithic, with superior dimensional stability and significant shear strength performance at a very unique weight to strength ratio, allowing exceptional architectural solutions

 

It adheres to the strictest fire safety requirements, has superior acoustic and thermal properties and allows for a precise CNC pre-production of floor, wall and ceiling elements in a controlled factory environment, reducing on-site construction time and costs

 

Wood is the only renewable and 100% ecologically, recyclable building material - a natural carbon sink. Combined with a sustainable forest management, construction with CLT / X-LAM / solid wood actively contributes to a reduction of CO2, and contributes to fight climate change - 1 cubic meter of wood stores close to1 ton CO2

 

CLT / X-LAM / solid wood is a building material equivalent in longevity and value to stone and concrete structures - easy to modify and provides an excellent, pleasant, healthy indoor climate, free of building chemicals

 

 

- The 21st Century will be the century of wood -

 

OCTOBER 2016  -  PUBLISHED BY THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE

 

 

THEWOODBUILDING - SWITZERLAND

 

 

A pioneer project and statement  - from idea to completed building, with a consistent branding, clearly communicating visual and inherent aspects

 

 

www.thewoodbuilding.com

 

 

 

A FUTURE ORIENTED, ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE BUILDING, ADHERING TO THE MOST RIGOROUS ENERGY EFFICIENCY, QUALITY AND AESTHETIC STANDARDS

 

A modern building structure with large open volumes, solid wood panel / CLT construction, a traditional Japanese Shou Sugi Ban exterior cladding and all natural finishings for all interior and exterior surfaces.

 

A holistic design approach, with a consistent choice of materials and sustainable construction methods, complying with Minergie P standards.

 

The coherent creative principles are expressed through clean forms, lack of extraneous decoration and a straightforward palette of materials used in their original state.

 

With its strict, rectangular and open floor volumes, the double height space and partial glass roof, THEWOODBUILDING evokes urban, industrial aspects, yet it is also referencing the historic, sparse, local and rural structures in wood.

 

 

CHARCOAL, CHALK AND NATURAL OILS

 

All surface treatments, exterior and interior, are based on historic, natural and chemical free methods

 

 

SHOU SUGI BAN / YAKISUGI - THE ART OF CHARRED WOOD

 

The 'SHOU SUGI BAN' exterior cladding is a striking visual and material statement - simple, efficient, natural and beautiful.

A Japanese, traditional, century-old and proven method to preserve wood by burning the surface - resulting in a very characteristic, alligator skin like surface texture - a chemical free, historic, yet at the same time, future-oriented wood treatment with exceptional material and visual qualities

 

 

 

please visit THEWOODBUILDING   - our site about this project

 

 

 

WE OFFER OUR CLIENTS SPATIAL DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS WITH A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE BASED ON OUR EXPERIENCES - CONSTRUCTING WITH CLT AND LIVING IN A SOLID WOOD BUILDING

 

 

 

THEWOODCREATIVE - office@thewoodcreative.com

 

 

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