ARO Plank 5 draws inspiration from the clapboard siding at Architecture Research Office’s Martha’s Vineyard House and enables customization across large areas with the simple combination of a few standard components. The five modules are chamfered and set at varying depths to cast compelling, evolving shadows. Their horizontality and depth are accentuated by the texture of the wool felt covering an acoustic substrate. The planks install quickly and easily with FilzFelt’s Interlock Mounting System.
Plank Sizes A: 7’-9” (236 cm) x 3 1/2” (9 cm) x 1 1/4” (3.2 cm)
B: 5’-2” (157 cm) x 2” (5 cm) x 1 1/4” (3.2 cm)
C: 5’-2” (157 cm) x 2” (5 cm) x 3/4” (1.9 cm)
D: 2’-7” (79 cm) x 2” (5 cm) x 1 1/4” (3.2 cm)
E: 2’-7” (79 cm) x 2” (5 cm) x 3/4” (1.9 cm)
Repeat Width 23’-3” (7.1 m)
Repeat Height 9’-2” (2.8 m)
Maintenance Vacuum occasionally to remove general air-borne debris. Should soiling occur, spot clean with mild soap and lukewarm water. Avoid aggressive rubbing as this can continue the felting process and change the surface appearance of the felt. Refer to 100% Wool Design Felt Maintenance + Cleaning for detailed care instructions.
Lead Time Made to order and certain lead times will apply
Environmental 100% Wool Design Felt is 100% biodegradable and Akustika 10 Substrate is 100% recyclable
Contains no formaldehyde, 100% VOC free, no chemical irritants, and free of harmful substances
Installation Installs with Interlock Mounting System provided (wall screws not included)
Variation Wool felt is a natural material and color variation and inclusions of natural fiber on the surface are evidence of the 100% natural origin of the material. Product color is only indicative, as it is not possible to assure consistency of color in a natural product due to the natural color of raw wool and absorption of dyes. Color matching cannot be guaranteed on shipments and variation will be more pronounced beyond the normal commercial range.
Architecture Research Office
Founded in 1993, Architecture Research Office is led by Stephen Cassell, Kim Yao and Adam Yarinsky. ARO has earned a reputation for elegant, innovative and imaginative architecture born out of relentless exploration and engagement. Through investigation, analysis, and testing, Architecture Research Office creates designs that unite the conceptual and the pragmatic within a strong, compelling vision. This research-driven process enables the firm to operate on a wide variety of projects spanning strategic planning, architecture and urban design, and to craft elegant solutions to seemingly intractable problems.