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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 pickProject feature: Wood in schools

01-11-2017
wood construction, architecture, schools

Wood works super well in school construction, as demonstrated in Lord Kitchener Elementary School in Vancouver. Lord Kitchener Elementary School was established in 1914 in what was then the municipality of Point Grey, now the neighbourhood of Dunbar on Vancouver’s west side. The original wooden schoolhouse reached capacity in the early …

Editor’s pickPractice makes perfect pavilions

11-08-2017
Practicing, architecture

There are few professions in this world as meaningful as moulding the future of our next generation. In institutes of higher learning, it is critical to impart values that would see young minds becoming stewards of positive social and environmental impact. At the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, students undergo experiential learning …

Editor’s pickSpiritual spaces in the woods

09-06-2017
wood, construction, architecture, church, chapel, spiritual spaces

Designing the Joa Chapel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was a unique challenge because of the irregular topography of the land. In these natural surroundings where trees kiss the sky in the presence of the sea, worshippers can experience a quiet haven away from urban traffic. The conceptual search for simplicity has guided the design of the project …

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 pick"Performance" tops theme for 2017 World Architecture Festival

25-04-2017
Wood in Architecture Asia, concert halls, performing arts, wood interiors

Rome auditorium  What makes a great performing arts venue? Aesthetics, technical properties, economic as well as psychological considerations, says Paul Finch, director of the World Architecture Festival Programme. Social spaces too, are a vital for enabling communities to meet, interact, and engage in artistic discourse. Now into its 10th …

Editor’s pickWhat's not to love about wood?

12-04-2017
EcoBuild, Southeast Asia, construction, wood, architecture, MTC, MTIB

By Lee Zhuomin This week, the fourth edition of EcoBuild Southeast Asia returns to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia. Organised by UBM in collaboration with the Construction Industry Development Board, this year's event marks EcoBuild’s fourth year of partnership with Malaysia’s International Construction Week. To give …