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Editor’s pickBrooklyn wood frame townhouse a show of innovative design

20-04-2018

This 20-foot-wide wood frame townhouse, located at the end of a row along a narrow side yard, had existing front and rear extensions. The building volume was selectively manipulated—in some cases through addition, in others through subtraction—to improve room sizes, sequences and adjacencies. Generously sized skylights, window walls …

Editor’s pickBelarusian Memorial Chapel, the first wooden church to be built in London since the 1600s

20-04-2018

Dedicated to the victims of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the Belarusian Memorial Chapel was built for the Belarusian diaspora population in the United Kingdom (U.K.). Notably the first wooden church to be built in London after the Great London Fire in 1666, the structure pay homage to Belarus’ Wooden Church Heritage. Designed by …

Montréal Wood Convention 2018 highlights China as market of growing opportunities

19-04-2018

The 2018 Montreal Wood Convention brought together nearly 1,000 participants from 20 to 22 March. The challenges of transport logistics and labour as well as the opportunities offered by the growing Chinese economy were widely discussed during the event. "The wood products industry needs to work on succession planning, job creation, regional …

Editor’s pickIn China’s Kunyu Mountain National Park, more than just a place of rest

19-04-2018

Though it is a pilot project that uses wood to build a public washroom, the structure situated in China’s environmentally-sensitive Kunyu Mountain National Park was also designed to be a place of rest. A location that offers visitors one of the best viewing spots of the mountain, this sustainable and geometric structure was constructed with …

Editor’s pickThis wooden open air theatre in London is where you want to be this summer

18-04-2018

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in London celebrated its 80th season with a series of significant new buildings in 2012. Haworth Tompkins rebuilt the theatre, replete with dressing rooms, wardrobe, workshops, box office and sheltered seating canopy. Central to the renovation is the new Box Office and public face of the theatre, open all …

Kronospan launches design centre in Warsaw

18-04-2018

Kronospan's new Design Centre in Warsaw Kronospan has launched a new showroom in Warsaw, Poland, where architects, designers and carpenters are invited to explore its full range of contemporary design and rich colour palettes. The 300 m2 area also features novelties from Kronodesign® Global Collection and many more interior design …

Editor’s pickMandal Slipway Housing recounts the meeting of timber construction and the open sea

18-04-2018

Situated in Lower Malmø, right at the exit of Mamdalselva in the Mannefjord, Mandal, Norway, is a town that boasts stunning timber architecture. Located where the river meets and flows into the sea, the “Slippen” housing complex has become an icon with its unique roof and minimal window details, reflecting the character of the …

Structural panel production in North America to reach 1 billion square feet in 2018

17-04-2018

Housing starts in the U.S. is forecasted to reach 1.3 million units in 2018. Single-family starts are projected to account for roughly 70 per cent of the starts. Canadian housing starts in 2017 were near 220,000 and projected at 210,000 units in 2018. The projections are part of the 2018 Structural Panel & Engineered Wood Yearbook, which …

Editor’s pickStructureCraft's bridge over the Tulameen River shows how sturdy and flexible glulam can be

17-04-2018

Located on the Trans-Canada Trail, this footbridge spans the Tulameen River at Princeton. The two new 105-feet timber bridge spans were set down onto the existing piers of the Old Kettle Valley Railway Bridge. The wood bridge deck is suspended by steel rods from twinned Glulam arches and is covered by an undulating steel roof deck on sawn timber …