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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 …

Oregon becomes first state in the U.S.to legalise mass timber high rises

16-08-2018
Oregon, mass timber high rises, International Code Council, State-wide alternate method,

Oregon became the first state in the U.S. to allow timber buildings to rise higher than six storeys without special consideration, due to a recent addendum to Oregon’s building code, reported the Architects Newspaper.  Timber innovation has been trending of late in Portland, where several high-rise timber buildings have been erected …

Editor’s pickMTC appoints new Chairman

07-08-2018
Malaysian Timber Council, MTC, Chairman

Dato’ Low Kian Chuan has been appointed the new Chairman of the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), effective 27 July 2018, succeeding Dato’ Gooi Hoe Hin. Low, 58, who holds a Bachelor of Economics and an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from the Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada, started his career in the timber industry by …

Editor’s pickSapulut forest management unit obtains MTCS certification

02-08-2018
MTCS, MTCC, Sapulut Forest Management Unit, Majlis Malam Inovasi Jabatan Perhutanan Sabah

The Sapulut Forest Management Unit (FMU), managed by Sapulut Forest Development Sdn Bhd, became the third FMU in Sabah to be awarded the forest management certification under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS). The MTCS Forest Management Certificate was presented to Mr Norman Wong, the managing director of Sapulut Forest Development …

Editor’s pickStar Chaser

27-07-2018
Vietnamese young designer, Nguyen Hoa, Kim Do Company, Ho Chi Minh City, Marita rocking chair, International Furniture Fair Singapore

Vietnamese designer Nguyen Hoa realised his teenage dream of seeing his sketches come to life but that, he says, is not enough for him. Young Vietnamese designer Nguyen Hoa  Exactly five years ago, Nguyen Hoa decided he wanted to design furniture for a living. Today, this goal is realised with him finding his place at Kim Do Company, …