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Editor’s pickKomatsu Forest wants to create a factory for the future

18-10-2018
Komatsu, new factory, Umeå, Sweden

Komatsu Forest has revealed their ambition to build a completely new factory, following their announcement recently of their intention to acquire land in Klockarbäcken, Umeå, Sweden. The site plan of the new Komatsu factory in Sweden (Image credit: Komatsu) The ambitious plan to build a factory is conceived with human possibilities …

Editor’s pickRadisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm hotel reveals new look

20-08-2018
Radisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm, Wingårdhs, Sweden, Nybroviken, oak, walnut, floors, walls

The Radisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm opens its doors after an extensive renovation by Swedish Architectural Studio Wingårdhs, revealing a modern luxurious new look for the hotel, fit for the modern traveller and design enthusiast. The full renovation, including 170 guest rooms, lobby, meeting rooms and a new restaurant and bars …

Editor’s pickA canine training hall with an architectural edge

17-08-2018
Dressyrhallen Training Hall, AIX Architects, Sweden, Swedish Police Force K-9 Unit, canine, dog, training

The Rosersberg Palace Park in Sweden now holds a new weather shelter for the Swedish Police Force’s K-9 Unit , providing a protected space for canine training on the listed heritage site.  The Dressyrhallen Training Hall is constructed of cross-laminated timber mounted on a standard glulam frame (All images are credited to Peder …

Editor’s pickRefurnishing Sweden's oldest christian church

16-08-2018
Kata Farm Church, Varnhems monastery church, Sweden, Oldest Christian Church, Oldest Swedish building, glued laminated timber, pine tar treated wood roof

In 2005, excavations in a hill near Varnhems monastery church let to the discovery of remains of a farm church from the 9th century, testifying that Västergötland was christened 100 years earlier than commonly believed. The ruins belonged to Sweden's oldest Christian church and probably even the oldest Swedish building. Kata was the …

Kährs Group: Strong sales growth with stable underlying operating profit

26-07-2018
Kährs Group, flooring, Sweden, second quarter report, strong sales growth

Net sales for the Kährs Group totalled SEK 844 million (792), or US$95.4 million, an increase of 7 per cent compared with the same period in 2017. Organic sales growth was 6 per cent. Operating EBITA rose 1 per cent and totalled SEK 76 million (75), or US$8.6 million corresponding to an operating margin of 9.0 per cent (9.5). Market …

Editor’s pickUnleashing the possibilities of plywood

05-06-2017
plywood, Sweden, digital tools, fabrication

Plywood has many times before been used for temporary structures in architecture, mainly because of the relatively low cost and availability. Plywood is often seen as a perfectly flat sheet material, free from otherwise common properties of timber such as imperfections and grain direction. However, the material is versatile—something rarely …

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) …

Sweden's forest felling cost in 2015

11-07-2016
Sweden, large scale forestry, regeneration

The costs for regeneration felling is increasing in Sweden, with regional differences. In northern Sweden, the cost of regeneration felling (SEK m3/f ub) solid volume excluding bark decreased by 2%, while the costs increased by 4% in southern Sweden compared to the year before. Although thinning costs showed the same tendency to decrease by …