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March 2018

Editor’s pickWood serves a practical and aesthetic purpose in Oslo’s new terminal expansion


  Oslo Airport Terminal expansion is one of those places we wished we could, like Tom Hanks in The Terminal, stay forever. Norway’s newly-expanded airport is not only dubbed the world’s greenest airport, it was also deliberately designed “to create a particular atmosphere… [especially] in areas where passengers spend …

Editor’s pickAHEC boosted the profile of thermally modified American oak with display at IFFS


With a reputation for unveiling iconic pavilions at the International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS), the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) brought an eye-catching display of American thermally modified (TMT) oak in March. While most American hardwoods, such as white and red oak, tulipwood, maple and cherry, are suitable only for interior …

German Pavilion added to upcoming IFMAC WOODMAC 2018 edition


Every year, the International Furniture Manufacturing Components Exhibition (IFMAC) and Woodworking Machinery Exhibition (WOODMAC) sets its impact value to effectively and efficiently raise Indonesia’s lucrative furniture industry to the global market level. And according to IFMAL WOODMAC 2018, the upcoming edition this year will be …

The 2018 INDEX Architecture & Design Awards reveals its shortlist


The shortlist for the 2018 INDEX Architecture & Design Awards, the Middle East’s leading independent celebration of generation-defining new builds, renovations and interior spaces, is out. Spread over 14 categories, the annual awards show honours the vision, hard-work, innovation and pizzazz of the region’s leading design and …

Editor’s pickJackson Hole Airport, a wooden structure, is at home with the mountains

Jackson Hole Airport

Text: Carney Logan Burke Architects/ Images: Matthew Millman   People fly into Jackson Hole, Wyoming, all year round to visit Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. In summer they hike down the heritage slopes, in winter they ski. It is the only airport in the United States situated in a National Park. In conceptualising its design, …

Editor’s pickLet wood be wood: Azman Md Nor

Malaysia, architect, Azman, Malaysian Wood Awards

Malaysian architect Azman Md Nor is a huge fan of wood. He is quietly championing this material in his country, but the lack of skilled craftsmen and quality timber, he says, is hindering progress. Timber is experiencing a renaissance in Southeast Asia as local architects return to their roots, drawing inspiration from the traditional kampong …