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Singapore: Khoo Teck Puat Hospital wins inaugural Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award

14-12-2017

Organised by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), the very first Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award was awarded to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), located in Singapore. Hosted at the Greenbuild Expo in Boston, United States (U.S.), the award was presented to KTPH and CPG Consultants Pte Ltd in recognition of the innovative and …

Market update for global lumber markets

13-12-2017

America and Canada According to the Western Wood Products Association, lumber consumption in the United States (U.S.) did not change very much over the first eight months of 2017 as compared to the same period in 2016. But there was, however, an increase in demand in the third quarter of this year that was met with higher domestic production in …

Near the historical Kuanzhai Alley, the City Inn integrates the past and present

13-12-2017

As much a modern art gallery decorated with pictures in black and white as it is a hotel, the City Inn had been renovated on a low budget. Now outfitted with wooden flooring and furniture in monotone, the retro styled hotel perfectly integrates the past and present seamlessly.   Architect: Chu Chih-Kang Location: Chengdu, Sichuan, China …

UOOYAA’s office space personifies the company’s authenticity and sense of fun

12-12-2017

When UOOYAA moved its office to a warehouse, they only made simple renovations and replaced the ceiling, installing timber in its place. With the timber ceiling in place, plants were added to contribute to the greenery and the natural atmosphere. The office exudes a feeling of being unfinished, reminding employees to remain simple, humble, …

Editor’s pickVanke Future Town’s demonstration area inspires reverie with its timber structures

11-12-2017

Located by the Yunlong Lake in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, and occupying more than a million square metres, the launched project, Vanke Future Town, is a grand community with abundant landscape resources, and the demonstration area was the first structure of the project to be completed. Inspired by the ancient timber arch bridges such as …

Georgia steps up sustainable forest management efforts

08-12-2017

Georgia is one step closer to achieving its national forestry goals, as well as the commitments under Forest Europe and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is working with the UNECE, UN FAO and German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) to strengthen sustainable forest management. The project “Accountability Systems …

Editor’s pickOntario Wood WORKS! 2017 Wood Design Award winner: Active House – Centennial Park

08-12-2017

Active House – Centennial Park, Environmental Building Award winner, Ontario Wood WORKS! 2017 Wood Design Award Active House – Centennial Park employs an innovative structural wooden roof and wall system with integrated air barrier that streamlines the weatherisation process and transforms the assembly of exterior walls into a …