Few architectural materials visually narrate the process by which they were created like board formed cast-in-place concrete.
We’re particularly drawn to this process because no two board-formed concrete pours will ever look the same. Hand made by pouring concrete into wooden molds, this fireplace transcends the conventions of any one “style.” A natural wood grain pattern is transmitted from the boards to the concrete surface, leaving behind an organic texture including all beautiful imperfections. This process gives unique life to a material that is generally considered cold and industrial.
Enduring and authentic, this fireplace tells the story of its own creation, serves as a reminder of the dialogue between the building and its site, and grounds the home to the earth.