Wood lattice

Wood lattice

Since ancient times and in different cultures, the use of wooden lattices in architecture has been used as a frequent design element, creating lattices in a wide variety of materials. This was a long process of carving in wood that we are still aware of today. However, with the advancement of engineering and new practices, new construction methods have been developed and times have shortened.

Today we will focus on wooden lattices, which have been a constant in architecture for various purposes, from pure ventilation and protection from the sun to give the building’s identity stamp. Playing with wood allows us to let our imagination fly and create frameworks that adapt to our design, it is important to take into account an installation study as well as the respective construction details, taking into account the fittings for the type of wood chosen.


Celosías en madera móviles

Bamboo House  – Wallflower Architecture + Design

The types of latticework can be pivoting, folding, and sliding, leaving the creativity of architects and engineers to use the appropriate materials and fittings for each use. In this case, the chosen material was bamboo and we can see the curve that welcomes this element, forming an organic veil.


Celosías plegables

Plaza Municipal 47 – Arquitetura Nacional

In this example, the use of slats mounted on an aluminum frame could be fixed or mobile, being a classic version of the lattices applied in residential buildings. This type of configuration allows the user to personalize the space, modulating the entry of natural light through the manipulation of the wooden lattices.


Celosías móviles

The Abacus House – StudioXS

The composition of the different constructive resources results in projects as interesting as this one, The Abacus House, built with teak wood screwed to metal rods, the turn of the wooden pieces allows a dynamic facade that as a whole creates a changing art with the help of the sun.


Paseo de Mallorca 15 – OHLAB


Proyecto Paseo Mallorca 15 - OHLAB colaboración con Grupo Gubia

The Paseo de Mallorca 15 project of the Mallorcan studio with which we have been collaborating, obtains the Passivhaus certification thanks to several aspects, one of them being the building’s enveloping slats, with which an intelligent construction is achieved. The sliding lattices are made of 42 × 42, 68 × 42, and 90x42mm sections of pine exterior wood slats mounted on a frame thinking for the marine environment.

Modulo de estudio para fachada en Paseo de Mallorca 15 realizado por Grupo Gubia

Modulo de estudio para fachada en Paseo de Mallorca 15 realizado por Grupo Gubia

During the research work, aspects such as the joints of wood with other materials cannot be ignored, as they could end in permanent damage to the wood due to combining with elements of nature. It is also necessary to protect from factors such as water, so we will protect from the water outlets that would be in the facade if this were your application or we would see the way of some design with an inclination in the heads to reduce the contact time. It goes without saying that an installation thinking about the expansion of the wood or its absence is another way to prevent bad times.


Parallel – OHLAB

Parallel - OHLAB colaboración con Grupo Gubia

Another project we are proud of is Parallel, the building in which fixed and motorized folding horizontal wooden lattices are adapted to the light and ventilation needs required. The skin of the building inspired by Mediterranean pergolas recreates the play of sunlight on the façade.


Ejemplos de celosías correderas y plegables

Examples of sliding and folding lattices

The hybrid function that wood fulfills, adorning with its colors and textures at the same time as protecting from solar radiation, makes us explore the options of urban wooden boxes with the potential to reconfigure its front as desired.

Izq. Family House - Tempesta Tramparulo | Der. Vivienda para 4 amigos - Lussi+Partner AG + Lola Domenech

Left. Family House – Tempesta Tramparulo | Right. Housing for 4 friends – Lussi+Partner AG + Lola Domenech

The hybrid function that wood fulfills, adorning with its colors and textures while protecting from solar radiation, motivates us to explore the options of urban wooden boxes with the potential to reconfigure its front as desired. In this example of mobile folding lattices we can see the dynamism that is created in the facade completely covered with vertically arranged boards. A vibrant facade that earns its identity thanks to the envelope.

As you can see, the use of mobile lattices involves a preliminary study, as well as planning that our technical group can help solve. Please contact us here for any inquiry.

Working on a PassivHaus thermo-wood facade

Working on a PassivHaus thermo-wood facade

GUBIA-SLATS, a new system slatted wooden or bamboo ceiling

GUBIA-SLATS, a new system slatted wooden or bamboo ceiling

We have developed a new system of wooden or bamboo slats ceiling after several moinths of tests.

GUBIA-SLATS system is a recordable ceiling patented design with aesthetics, acoustics and comfort characteristics.

Wooden slats or bamboo slats GUBIA BSP-19 are available in 19mm width. Heights of the slats and the separation between them can be customized for each project.

The auxiliary structure is composed of primary and secondary profiles, covered of a fire-retardant plywood where a patented clip system is fixed. Each slat can be easily removed offering a great versatility to the ceiling.

The slats are coating with a fire retarded finishing, obtaining the Bs1d0 classification, according to UNE EN 13501-1: 2019.

Feel free to contact our technical department for more information.

GUBIA opens again with all security measures against COVID19

GUBIA opens again with all security measures against COVID19

GUBIA opens its doors again next Monday, 25th of May.

After two months in which our exhibition has been closed to the public, atending our clients via telework, we face the new situation with enthusiasm and hope.

In addition to personalized attention, we have programmed activities aimed at professionals and wood lovers. Our technical department, specialists in design and construction with wood and bamboo, could help you to learns more about the material, applications, its use outdoors. ..

We leave you here an outline of the workshops proposed. You can apply for your place writing to: tecnico2@grupogubia.com

Workshop 1. Bamboo, a sustainable, durable and resistant material.

Workshop 2. Wooden flooring, paneling and ceiling

Workshop 3. Wooden facades

We will publish more information and dates for these training meetings very soon. We will wait for you!

New section in our web: BAMBOO

New section in our web: BAMBOO

Our new section about BAMBOO is working yet. We have been working for a long time and now it is finished.

You can find a lot of information about different bamboo products, advantages, obtention process and examples of finished works.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed preparing it.





New brochure: solid bamboo flooring, bamboo panel and bamboo veneer

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Our new brochure is already finished. We have been preparing it for last months with a lot of illusion. You can find all bamboo products of Gubia, their technical characteristics and applications.

From time inmemorial bamboo has been used as a sustainable material of construction. Architects and engineers are fascinated increasingly by the qualities of the material so there are very important projects of building and interior design using bamboo floorings, bamboo paneling, bamboo furniture, bamboo doors..

GUBIA group has been working for more than a decade with this sustainable material, offering technical solutions to important projects and developing new products of bamboo with our suppliers.

Now we offer you the possibility of unloading the catalogue here. You can ask for advice to our technical department to solve any type of design in bamboo.


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