The Material of the Moment: Chipboard
Call it oriented strand board or OSB—or just plain old chipboard. The industrial pressed-wood sheeting is now a decorative element worth displaying.
1. Industrial renovation / Edwards Moore / Melbourne
Likened by the architects to an Abstract Expressionist painting, the mottled surface of the waxed-OSB cabinets and island contrasts with the kitchen's mirrored storage unit and the stark white walls of this loft apartment.