This Building Is Covered In Fins Made From 100 Year Old Reclaimed Wood

Using 100 year old fir reclaimed from an abandoned grain storehouse in Alberta, design firm MODA created a screen of 'fins' over top of the concrete exterior of this building.

Photography by MHB PHOTO-GRAF | Marie-Helene Bilodeau

 

When tasked with the challenge of transforming both the interior and exterior of an outdated office building into a yoga and pilates studio, Calgary-based Modern Office of Architecture + Design (MODA) set out to create a look that expressed both the brand of the studio and interacted with the community in the area.

Using 100 year old fir reclaimed from an abandoned grain storehouse, MODA created a screen of fins over top of the concrete exterior of the building.

 

Using 100 year old fir reclaimed from an abandoned grain storehouse in Alberta, design firm MODA created a screen of 'fins' over top of the concrete exterior of this building.

Photography by MHB PHOTO-GRAF | Marie-Helene Bilodeau

The smooth, textured, topographic appearance of the screen was designed to replicate the flowing movements happening inside the studio.

The shapes and layout of the fins also creates a dynamic facade that appears to change depending on your location both inside the building and while on the street.


Using 100 year old fir reclaimed from an abandoned grain storehouse in Alberta, design firm MODA created a screen of 'fins' over top of the concrete exterior of this building.

Photography by MHB PHOTO-GRAF | Marie-Helene Bilodeau

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