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Origamitecture – Val-de-Fontenay bank, Paris

The new office complex for bank Société Générale in Val-de-Fontenay, eastern Paris, resembles three folds in a giant sheet of paper ­– formed from over 200 km of reconstituted Japanese wood strips. Stephen Cousins investigates. Faced with the task of... View Article

An industrial building within the environmental context

Anatolia Tiles, a warehouse and administration building designed by Iglo Architects in Izmir, Turkey draws attention with its architectural style that establishes a bond with its surroundings and its internal functions designed within the framework of employee comfort and productivity... View Article

It’s all about the surface in 2017

The Surface Design Show – claimed to be the only UK event focusing solely on interior and exterior surfaces – returns to London on 7 – 9 February. From hand-carved stone to the latest technological advances in architectural lighting, designers... View Article

Wood by William Hall, coming March 2017

Building on the earlier bestselling titles, Concrete and Brick, Wood is authored by graphic designer William Hall. It features an introductory essay by writer and naturalist Richard Mabey who explores the symbiotic relationship between building and trees. Ultimately, with its... View Article

Top quality timber windows and doors

Westbury Windows & Joinery has established a reputation for manufacturing top quality timber windows and doors with design, durability and sustainability in mind. They use engineered Accoya not just for its environmental credentials but also because of its supreme durability... View Article

Sky Central opens in west London

A new flagship building for broadcasting giant Sky has opened in Osterley, west London. Sky Central, a three-storey, 37,700 m² structure, will house 3,500 Sky employees and be the centrepiece of the company’s headquarters. The building, set to achieve BREEAM... View Article

Tackling staircase challenges

Nick Bligh of JELD-WEN discusses how involving manufacturers at the early planning stages of a project can make all the difference in ensuring a smooth delivery of a structurally sound staircase. Stairs can be viewed as a complicated element of... View Article

The rise and rise of CLT buildings

Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe discusses how cross-laminated timber is helping architects go to new lengths Architects’ desire to create sustainable structures has pushed technological innovations beyond the imaginable. Cross-laminated timber, or CLT for short, has been drawing a lot of attention... View Article

Trunk CLT’s Passivhaus projects

Trunk CLT Ltd is engaged in a variety of Passivhaus and low energy projects – guaranteeing airtightness and bringing the necessary attention to detail forward that is necessary for these exacting schemes. Director Mike Jacob, a Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson, says:... View Article

Wood Awards 2016 winners announced

The winners of the 45th annual Wood Awards, have been announced at a ceremony held on the 22nd November at Carpenters’ Hall in London hosted by editor of Crafts magazine, Grant Gibson. The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition... View Article

Timbertherm launches in the UK

Timbertherm – a new innovation in wood flooring – has been launched in the UK. Harnessing integral Far Infrared technology, the new engineered wood floor conducts heat through built-in nano-carbon conductors.  The all-in-one solution provides a stylish – and cost... View Article

Architects give SterlingOSB the aesthetic thumbs-up!

SterlingOSB is valued by builders and contractors for its structural qualities, sustainability and excellent value; and more and more customers are choosing SterlingOSB for its visual appeal. One such is Edinburgh-based architects ISA. The practice, which has a diverse workload... View Article
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