Designs are being finalised for a 19-storey residential tower, near the Vancouver waterfront, a hybrid timber structure made up of wood, concrete and steel.
Two concrete blocks form the base for this wooden house in coastal Japan. Designed by Cubo Design Architects, this blackened wood structure is located near the sea in the city of Odawara a city located in western Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan.
Plans for New York’s biggest timber-framed structure has been given the chop. The proposed plans would have seen a ten storey building built in Chelsea on 475 West 18th Street. This mass-timber structure would have been a first for the city.
A small wooden chapel has been built on the grounds of Marian House in North London, to commemorate the victims of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Spheron Architects chose the area because of its ties to the Belarusian community of Woodside Park. The disaster displaced thousands of people from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, with many of
Here we review some of the biggest stories from the world of wood design and innovation during 2016. Sustainable wood used for 2016 Rio Olympic medal cases The wooden cases have been carved from freijó wood otherwise known as Spanish Elm, Ecuador Laurel, cypre and salmwood. As you may have guessed the wood is mostly
Construction work has begun on the Tokyo 2020 lattice timbered stadium, designed by Kengo Kuma, who was controversially selected over British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. Hadid was let go from the job back in July, despite having worked on the design for over two years. Kuma was revealed to be taking over the project in December,
Michael Green Architects have built a seven-storey building in Minneapolis, with timber salvaged from trees killed by mountain pine beetles. In the United States more than 60 million acres have been destroyed by the insect. The number of beetles have increased due to global warming, reports National Geographic. The scale of the current epidemic is
Architects have built a wooden floating home on the Chichester Canal in the South of England. The home is a replica of a design that won an award earlier in the year, the objective of the ideas competition was to help solve the housing crisis in London. The design is aptly named Chichester, and Baca
Here at Terry Waters French Polishing we are always on the lookout for design that carefully considers the environment and its surroundings. This wooden building was built within a World Heritage Site teaming with wildlife, every aspect had to be carefully considered and closely scrutinised.
A group of Harvard University students designed the Alpine Shelter Skuta during a workshop ran by Spela Videcnik and Rok Oman of Slovenian studios OFIS. Spela and Rok assigned a task to the students, to design a cabin near the peak of the Slovenian Skuta Mountain. The students had to make sure the cabin was