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.
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.