Fire Station In Sulzberg-Thal: Location: Sulzberg-Thal, Austria Year of Construction: 2011 Architects: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten  Working into the topography of the site, this fire station features silver fur cladding which is consistent with the surrounding village. The timber constructed vertical volume with glazing on two sides provides natural light to pour in as well as a snapshot of the inner workings of a fire station.

Sulzberg-Thal Fire Station by Dietrich Untertrifaller Hoses hang inside an illuminated glass tower at this timber-clad fire station in western Austria by architects Dietrich Untertrifaller.

Fire Station 76: Location: 30300 SE Dodge Park Blvd, Gresham, OR 97080, USA Year of Construction: 2015 Architects: Hennebery Eddy Architects  One of the buildings features a charred wood cladded facade using the traditional Japanese technique of Shou Sugi Ban. This relates to the beauty and destruction that fire can produce.

Hennebery Eddy Architects has clad a fire station in rural Oregon with charred cedar, turning “the destructive manner of fire into an image of beauty”

Minamisoma City Fire Department Disaster Control Center: Location: Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan Year of Construction: 2015 Architects: Tetsuo Kobori Architects, Nagayama Architect Office  The Minamisoma City Fire Department Disaster Control Center was re-designed and built after the devastating earthquake of 2011. It not only serves as disaster prevention for the area but also as a center for hope to the public.

Image 9 of 26 from gallery of Minamisoma City Fire Department Disaster Control Center / Tetsuo Kobori Architects + Nagayama Architect Office. Photograph by Shin Photo Work