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House in a HDB Flat

30-05-2018

Located in a high-density 800-unit public housing development, the designer is driven by aspirations to create a mini house out of a humble flat unit of 110.0 m2. The entire space is reshuffled in a bold decision to eliminate all existing non-structural internal walls. The resulting open concept results in an uplifting and inviting respite from …

Editor’s pickSteinert’s second Technology Day: A resounding success

28-05-2018

Steinert's second Technology Day was a huge success With visitors from all over the region gathering at Steinert’s showroom conveniently located near Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the area was full of the sounds of the machines on display demonstrating their capabilities. “This year’s Technology Day is bigger than the …

Editor’s pickSCM celebrates a record edition of Xylexpo

28-05-2018

SCM celebrates an edition of Xylexpo for achieving robust figures, international attendance, innovative technologies and highly specialised training. The Italian Group, a long-standing, reliable partner for the woodworking industry, with an exhibition booth extending over 3,000 square metres, has been one of the main attractions at the event held …

中国最大实木家具制造圈已然形成

28-05-2018

中国最大实木家具制造圈位居何处? 简答:山东及周边地区。 祥答:以济南为原点,方圆350公里半径,东至青岛,东南至徐州,西南至郑州,西北至石家庄,北至京津,约38万平方公里的国土面积。(见下图)   这是由青岛国际家具展主办方在充分调研的 …

Editor’s pickHOMAG wins special distinction at the XIA Innovation Awards

25-05-2018

The "Autonomous Cell" from HOMAG might not have fit into any of the existing categories in the selection of the winners at the XIA Innovation Awards 2018 — nevertheless, the jury was sure that this innovation from HOMAG deserved a prize. The solution: XYLEXPO awarded the cell an extraordinary prize, a "Special Mention by the Jury." Proud …

A pine pavilion fit for the pine resin history of the Huangyu village

25-05-2018

Located on a slice of land lying between the Songyin River dam and a fishpond leading to the Xiahuangyu village, the pine pavilion is a linear structure made of prefabricated wood and glass that is part art installation and mixed-used space housing a tearoom and retail area. Designed by DnA_Design and Architecture, the artwork presents a creative …

Editor’s pickSoftwood logs and softwood lumber imports to China more than tripled in ten years

24-05-2018

  Softwood logs and softwood lumber imports to China have more than tripled in ten years with lumber volumes surpassing logs by 36% in 2017, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. China imported record high volumes of softwood logs and lumber in 2017, making the country the largest log importer in the world and the second largest lumber …

Different Cuts of Tree Trunks, Different Aesthetics and Uses

24-05-2018

Wood is one of the most common materials in the world. Architects usually obtain sawn wood at a nearby store, but many of us know barely anything about its manufacturing process and all the operations that determine its appearance, dimensions, and other aspects that affect its performance. The wood we use to build is taken from more than 2000 …

Editor’s pickA wondrous child’s dream of wood and water

23-05-2018

Kids are seen frolicking in the water fountain-turned-playground A historic fountain in Loreto Square, Mexico city, is transformed into a pop-up playground for the locals. The fountain is surrounded by a plywood structure which envelopes the concrete element. The playground features two separate elevations shaped like waves around the round …