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Editor’s pickSwimming among the trees

05-12-2017
swimming pool, CLT, London, school, wood architecture

Image: Hawkins Brown Freemen’s School in Ashtead, England, boasts a new swimming facility with an exposed timber frame and deep, large windows that offer panoramic views of the surrounding woodland. Nestled amongst the trees, architecture firm Hawkins \ Brown chose white-stained cross-laminated timber and glue-laminated timber for the roof …

Editor’s pickThe Smile – A development in hardwood CLT

16-07-2017
American Hardwoods, CLT, AHEC, The Smile

By World Hardwoods Although Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is not new, high-rise buildings are now popping up all over the world, showing the environmental way for a new age of wood. Well-known Dutch architect Alex de Rijke recently predicted in an article entitled, “Timber is the New Concrete”, that timber would be the dominant …

Editor’s pickMINDA: Maker of the world’s largest CLT press

12-07-2017
Minda, CLT, press

The TimberPress X 331 is designed for a production volume of 15,000 – 20,000 m³ per shift MINDA is currently building the worldwide biggest CLT press for an European manufacturer of prefabricated houses with a maximum board size of 20 x 6m. The TimberPress X 160 is the present enhancement of MINDA’s hydraulic CLT press …

CLT market forecast to reach $880Mn by 2022

19-06-2017
CLT, market, CAGR, growth

The global cross-laminated timber market is expected to reach US$880Mn by 2022. According to the latest report, Cross-Laminated Timber Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2017-2022, by IMARC Group, robust growth can be attributed to the green building movement that is gaining momentum all across the …

Editor’s pickCLT vs lightweight timber frames – Friends or foes?

16-06-2017
CLT, Margules Groome, Australia, New Zealand

By Margules Groome Is the market for mass timber building products expanding? Will it be a lengthy process or it will happen quickly? The days when CLT was seen as a “hobby” in Australia, or more exactly as “an interesting trial”, have passed. Currently there is hardly a day goes by without a new CLT or glulam development …

Editor’s pickMoholt 50|50 shortlisted for WAN Wood in Architecture Award 2016

17-05-2017
Moholt 50|50, wood, architecture, construction, Europe, Norway, CLT

Moholt 50|50, Trondheim, Norway. Images: Ivan Brodey   Student dormitories are often built in dismal conditions with cheap, simple units left by themselves without support programmes. The Moholt 50|50 project in Trondheim, Norway, seeks to address this. By introducing new housing collectives and a wide range of support services into …

Editor’s pickMartinsons looks to the future with new CLT line

05-05-2017
Martinsons, cross laminated timber, CLT, Sweden

From left: Lars Martinson, CEO, Martinsons; Magdalena Andersson, County Governor; Björn Sprängare, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Image: Patrick Degerman Sweden-based engineered wood producer Martinsons is now capable of manufacturing high-storey panels up to a width of three metres. The new cross-laminated timber (CLT) …