Byrnes Residence - Phoenix, AZ
One of the 3 bathrooms at the Byrnes Residence.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
7. Horizontal wooden slats and textured, grainy cement are so different – and yet, when placed adjacent to each other, seem to fit right in. An added bonus is that both concrete and wood are also excellent choices for humid spaces like the bathroom.
Concrete + WoodCool grey punctuated by a warm wood: This combination of engineered and natural materials holds a special appeal for many. In this bath, the process by which each material was created is expressed clearly. The concrete was formed and cast in place. Upon deeper inspection, the grain of the plywood forms that held the concrete mix can be seen, along with a strict geometric pattern of holes. The holes represent the locations where metal form ties were used to keep the wall from bowing outward during the pouring and curing.In contrast, in both colour and scale, the Douglas fir has been milled into boards and installed in tight horizontal bands. The fir is a counterpoint to the cool grey concrete, and while it has been used on only one wall, its visual weight is significant. I particularly like how the subtle graining apparent in the concrete references the wood wall.