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First hardwood CLT structure in the United States unveiled

Design firm IKD has unveiled the first hardwood Cross Laminated (HCLT) structure in the United States at the 2017 Exhibit Columbus exhibition. The Conversation Plinth, which has won the Miller Prize, sparks conversation whilst transforming the cityscape, and is situated in the... View Article

Stretch Metal Ceiling Innovation

The Microsoft Innovation Centre in Mons Belgium is a further example of how Hunter Douglas Architectural Projects work with Architects and designers to help realise their vision. The three dimensional installation was based on a large abstract drawing that composed... View Article

World’s largest CLT building completed

Dalston Works, the world’s largest cross-laminated timber (CLT) building has been completed. Designed by engineering consultancy Ramboll and Waugh Thistleton Architects on behalf of developer Regal London, the mixed-use development showcases how the innovative use of sustainable materials like CLT... View Article

A template for sustainable design

A new headquarters in the Netherlands has shown that a non-traditional approach to project delivery and a hands-on approach to sourcing material can pay dividends. Field trips to other countries to look at materials and an engaged team of sub-contractors,... View Article

Sky opens up to timber

Media behemoth Sky’s marketing tag is ‘believe in better’, so expectations were high for the design of its flagship HQ building. Ray Philpott finds out if it lives up to the hype Sky Central in Osterley, Middlesex, is an impressive... View Article
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Sky Hut from WG+P Architects gazes at the stars

WG+P Architects (Waind Gohil + Potter) in collaboration with Webb Yates Structural Engineers, have won a design competition with their new glamping cabin, the Sky Hut, inspired by traditional Welsh myths and stargazing. The firm’s winning entry is timber clad... View Article

Joseph Walsh unveils Magnus Modus sculpture

Irish studio workshop Joseph Walsh Studio has unveiled its latest commission, a 7 metre tall sculpture made of multiple layers of laminated olive ash wood that will be joining the National Gallery of Ireland’s permanent collection. Magnus Modus, currently displayed... View Article

Overarching ambition

Giant arched timber columns and what’s thought to be the largest green wall in Europe signal the sustainability credentials of a striking new energy-from-waste facility in Leeds. Stephen Cousins reports A vast 42 metre-high, 123 metre-long wall of vegetation is... View Article

Warwick Hall keeps on winning!

The award-winning new build, St. John the Baptist Church in Burford, Oxfordshire undertook a bold new redevelopment project at the adjacent Grade II listed Warwick Hall to provide a modern community facility. A facility in which is dependent on their... View Article
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