Exposed SMARTPLY OSB3 for office design feature

Exposed SMARTPLY OSB3 for office design feature

Hanson Architects create utilitarian office with exposed OSB3 from MEDITE SMARTPLY.

Creating a simple, uncluttered, clean space with a utilitarian look and feel was the goal for the re-design of Hanson Architect’s Office space in Notting Hill, London.

Having first come across SMARTPLY OSB3 at a RIBA CPD Roadshow in 2017, the practice was impressed by the fact the panels are manufactured from renewable materials and had fewer issues with formaldehyde than standard OSB or MDF.

Hanson wanted to make use of a material that reflected their own character and identity - SMARTPLY OSB provided the answer. With a reputation for creating uncomplicated and elegant spaces with a premium finish, its own space needed to echo that same design ethos.

Exposed SMARTPLY OSB3 panels were used throughout the design for both their visual impact and structural performance.

With outstanding environmental standards, SMARTPLY OSB3 panels are manufactured in an entirely sustainable way from timber sourced from well-managed, FSC® Certified forests.

The panels provide both durability and formidable load-bearing qualities, making them ideal for a wide variety of applications such as flooring, wall sheathing and hoarding.

Andrew Hanson, Director of Hanson Architects, said: “While OSB is a familiar material for protection on a building site or as a wall lining, it’s not typically used as a finish for interiors.

“We found that the SMARTPLY OSB gave a warm, comfortable ambience to the meeting room. We also really liked the texture, colour and surface patterning of the wood strands.

“Overall, the OSB3 gave both a practical and fresh design as well as the desired structural and environmental performance standards. We’re delighted with the new space and the story it helps tell about our practice.”

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