A striking modern ceiling at the Yountville Community Center in California is a great example of how creative you can get with pine paneling. Siegel & Strain Architects created paneled triangles that stretch up toward a central skylight for a light-filled, visually dazzling result.
The pine interior paneling is placed horizontally between vertical trusses, which are combined with cables to provide a strong structural support system for the roof. It’s a fitting addition to a forward-thinking structure that seeks to be as sustainable as possible, earning a LEED Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.
While in this case, the design is structural, it wouldn’t be too difficult for an architect to design a pattern with a similar effect on a smaller scale. How could you experiment with geometric patterns or other unexpected ways of installing pine paneling?