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Editor’s pickNobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu honoured with Arch for Arch

17-04-2018

Image credit: David Southwood In South Africa, set between the National Parliament and St. George’s Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of Cape Town and where Archbishop Desmond Tutu used to hold numerous anti-Apartheid protests, the Arch for Arch is an intertwined wooden archway erected in the honour of the Nobel Peace Prize …

Wintersteiger concludes 2017 with 30% increase in pre-tax profits

16-04-2018

Wintersteiger CEO Dr Florestan von Boxberg The Wintersteiger Group announced a 10 per cent increase in sales turnover and 30 per cent profit increase for the FY ending 2017. In 2017 the Group posted a record turnover of EUR154 million and pre-tax profits of EUR7.8 million. The Management Board is confident that Group turnover will continue this …

Editor’s pickGlulam beams are the perfect choice for this single family home in Sarasota Bay

16-04-2018

This small single family guest house set is inspired by the owners desire to “…respect the land, and the rest will follow”. It is located on a barrier island on Sarasota bay, between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. Ecologically sensitive, the house had to follow strict environmental rules. It also had to be structurally …

Editor’s pickOrganic farm pays tribute to the natural landscape

15-04-2018

The design of this organic farm is inspired by a traditional Chinese courtyard. Taking up a land area of 6,000sqm, produce from the surrounding villages ends up in this place where they are packed and then redistributed. The workshop is located on the fringe area of Guye district, Tangshan, China. Architects Archstudio meant for the house to be …

Editor’s pickCosy up in this retreat that will warm your heart with wood and spaces for the family

13-04-2018

Malangen peninsula is an hour´s drive south of Tromsø in Northern Norway. The site is positioned on a ridge rising from the fjord below and overlooks a natural opening in the forest. The cabin is laid out east to west effectively shielding the opening in the forest. The clients had a clear wish for enough space to welcome family and …

Editor’s pickHolz-Handwerk a success for Weinig

13-04-2018

Weinig at Holz-Handwerk 2018 Holz-Handwerk concluded well for German woodworking machinery company Michael Weinig. A total of 107 machines and systems were sold and ambitious order inflow targets were met. “We are very satisfied and see our market strategy THINK WEINIG confirmed,” Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Gregor Baumbusch …

The wooden knife reinvented

13-04-2018
walnut, knife, Maison Milan

In the past, household items were mostly made of wood, everything from the chicken coop to kitchen utensils. Those were the days when people used materials from whatever they could find from nature to make everyday life better. Fast forward to today, it seems like humanity is returning back to Mother Nature, reinventing tools made of classic …

In Kyoto, a traditional timber-structure house infused with modernity

13-04-2018

With more than a century of history under its figurative belt, the traditional timber house in Gojo Krasuma, Kyoto, Japan, may be orthodox on the outside, but its interior is thoroughly modern. When it was upgraded, the original structures were strengthened, and old wooden planks from the house were reused, keeping the historical aura of the …