‘Passage of Wood’ folly
In Praise of Shadows, Dinesen, Oliver Beer of Werkraum Bregenzerwald
Using Dinesen’s HeartOak and Douglas fir timber, Swedish architects In Praise of Shadows have created an architectural folly that doubles as a seating area and meeting place. The timber was assembled by Austrian carpenter Oliver Beer, a member of Werkraum, the Bregenz region’s craft association.
In Praise of Shadows
Fredric Benesch and Katarina Lundeberg founded In Praise of Shadows in Stockholm in 2009. Mixing elegant residential work with cultural projects, such as ‘Light houses’, their contribution to the 2012 Venice Biennale, the pair use existing and traditional building typologies as much as contemporary solutions.
Few companies can rival Dinesen’s skill and experience in providing the most flawless, elegant solid wood flooring. Specialising in large solid planks of Douglas fir and oak, the Danish brand has created high-quality floors for residential, commercial, heritage and cultural environments, including London’s Saatchi Gallery and Noma in Copenhagen.
Qualified carpenter Oliver Beer launched his business in 2004, and now leads a team of three from his Reuthe base, where he focuses on residential projects, roof structures and interior details out of timber.
The crafts and trade association of Austria’s Bregenzerwald region, Werkraum is housed in a space designed by Peter Zumthor.
Photography: Tommaso Sartori