Teak is a dense hardwood permeated with natural oils that make it resistant to water, fungal decay, and termites. According to the Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association, the boat-building industry often turns to teak plywood because it retains many of the species' qualities. Pali says he favors teak plywood in his projects, including the one seen here, because stucco is “so boring.” Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association, 703.435.2900; www.hpva.org

studio pali fekete architects (spf:a)
culver city, calf.
zoltan e. pali, faia