Picture: © Philip Kistner BOEN oak planks for a streamlined masterpiece. Like a white cube, the detached house designed by Bornheimer architect Klaus Mäs radiates rectilinear modernity. At the same time, the entire masterpiece looks like it is made of a single piece – from the very beginning, the conception included interior design, lighting design and even furnishing details. No wonder Mäs also refused to compromise on the floor. The 30-cm wide Chaletino oak flooring from the parquet manufacturer BOEN on the ground floor creates a warm and uniform overall impression, complemented by rustic planks on the first floor. The skilful elimination of various façade elements creates a feeling of a clear, edgy, but nevertheless light-looking construction. As in the entrance area. It is structurally laid in the back and the upper floor seems to hover above it with great ease. The glass façade of the white residential cube, which stretches over two storeys, thus creates an impressive form, which is consistently continued on the inside. The dining area and gallery is about six metres high. Next to it is a living area of approximately three metres in height with lots of daylight thanks to a glass front facing the garden over the entire length. At the same time, this architecture provides a factual straightforwardness and generosity in the interior space. The warm brown of oak wood creates a sense of cosiness in the rooms, while the only colours used are white for the façade and grey for the window frames, the door and the garage door. ‘The demands on the wooden floor were very high from the beginning. The specifications of the architect were explicit: The use of wood should be a cosy contrast to the architecture of the building and at the same time visually connect the living spaces’, reveals Bodo Gschwendtner, owner of the company Parkett Gschwendtner and the person responsible for the floor. ‘At the same time, the wood floor had to remain attractive for decades regardless of changing interior design styles. Like the whole architecture, the floor should adapt to later stages in the life of the owner and stay beautiful for a long time.’ It quickly became clear in the planning that wide and long oak planks can provide a particularly high-quality and timeless look in large-volume and high interiors. Due to the generous dimensions of the wooden floor, the architectural concept has appropriate, self-confident accents. Gschwendtner convinced architects and owners to use the 30-cm wide and 275-cm long BOEN-Chaletino planks. ‘The traditional rustic oak was the floor of choice. The colour difference, branches and natural oiled surface gives the floor a very lively look. The three-layer structure with a 4.5-mm thick top layer in oak is also well-suited for laying underfloor heating, another condition for this object’, Gschwendtner continued. The circumferential bevel underlines the generous dimensions and extends the space visually. The classic oak design continues on the stairs to the first floor and the living area. A smaller plank variant is used for the slightly smaller rooms, the 20.9-cm wide one-strip plank Oak Animoso. The children’s rooms with their own bathroom and the spatially delineated parent’s area with a balcony that offers a view of the Cologne Cathedral in good weather are located on the first floor. Extensiveness and generosity fit perfectly with the concept. ‘Demanding and modern houses like this one-family house make us rather proud as a parquet manufacturer. This is proof that with BOEN flooring our customers are always on the safe side, no matter which floor they choose. This also applies to design and quality. BOEN parquet floors remain as beautiful for many decades’, concludes Andreas Tippel, BOEN Product Manager. Reference datasheet. Press release. Please contact us for further information: Sigrid Pigulla Marketing Manager DACH Phone: +49/4542 8003 25 firstname.lastname@example.org About BOEN The success story of BOEN began in 1641 when two sawmills were founded in southern Norway. Authenticity, impeccable craftsmanship, long-lasting products and attractive design are the defining features of the brand, which over the last 350 years has become an enterprise operating on an international level. Its portfolio currently includes a full set of parquet floors: Classic floors, numerous plank formats and exclusive premium planks or three-layer parquet floors, strip parquet and plank formats as two-layer parquet floor, as well as sport parquet floors are only part of the range that offers a total of 300 different floors. In all of its product groups, BOEN focuses on refining oak surfaces. Through its sales centres in Norway (Kristiansand), Lithuania (Kietaviskés) and Germany (Mölln), BOEN distributes its products to over 50 countries across 4 continents. BOEN is part of the Bauwerk BOEN Group that was created as a result of the merger of Bauwerk Parkett AG and BOEN AS on the 22 May 2013, becoming a leading European developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium parquet floors, and the second largest supplier of hardwood floors in the market. In 2016, the group generated a turnover of CHF 279.4 million, and employed some 1,900 people. The head administrative office of the group is located in St. Margrethen, Switzerland.