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Editor’s pickGrafton Architects Selected for Project Team for Anthony Timberlands Centre

24-03-2020
The University of Arkansas, Grafton Architects, Anthony Timberlands Centre for Design and Materials Innovation, Pritzker Architecture Prize

  The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees has approved Grafton Architects, based in Dublin, Ireland, in partnership with Modus Studio of Fayetteville as the project team for the planned Anthony Timberlands Centre for Design and Materials Innovation. Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, co-founders of Grafton Architects, were recently …

Editor’s pickWood Awards 2020 launches call for entries

24-03-2020
Wood Awards, call for entries, British architecture, timber, wood, architecture, buildings, 50th anniversary

2020 is the 50th anniversary of the Wood Awards, celebrating British architecture and product design using wood. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards recognises, encourages and promotes outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation throughout the UK. The Wood Awards’ judging panel not only judges all submitted entries but also visits …

Ontario Wood Design Awards Winners announced

05-03-2020
Canadian Wood Council, Wood Works!, Ontario Wood Design Awards, designers, industry players, innovation, exemplary, wood in architecture

On February 26, the Canadian Wood Council’s (CWC’s) Wood Works! Programme gave out the Ontario Wood Design Awards in recognition of designers’ and industry players’ innovation and exemplary use of using wood in architecture. The winners were announced during the Ontario Forest Industries Association’s (OFIA’s) …

Architectural Association launches experimental Wood Lab

07-02-2020
Architectural Association School of Architecture, UK, London, launch, Wood Lab, research, development, building strategies, technology, innovation, sustainable

As the architectectural world finds growing interest in timber construction, firms see a wave of innovations in testing and better understanding timber’s limits and possibilities in being used to build taller and better structures. The Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in London is building on the momentum with the …

Editor’s pickPLP wins competition to design The Netherland’s tallest timber tower

06-01-2020
The Netherlands, hybrid structure, tallest, timber, concrete tower, Rotterdam, PLP Architecture, mix-used, sustainable

PLP Architecture has won an international competition for a 140m timber and concrete tower in Rotterdam. The architect, in  collaboration with Dutch developer Provast, won the Delftseplein competition for their €160m (US$179 m) project, known as “Tree House”. It consists of 275 apartments, 15,000sq m of office space that …

San Francisco welcomes next largest mass timer office building in the U.S.

16-12-2019
Pier 70, redevelopment, Hacker Architects, San Francisco, U.S., mass timber, architecture, green, sustainable, environment, workplace, CLT, glulam, Brookfield Properties

San Francisco gets ready to start the construction of the largest mass timber office building in the United States as part of a 28-acre development on its historic Pier 70. Led by Brookfield Properties, the six-storey, 310,000-square-foot structure will be among the first new buildings to anchor the city’s newest waterfront …

Newly opened University of Arkansas is now America’s largest mass timber building

28-11-2019
University of Arkansas, Adohi Hall, mass timber building, cross-laminated timber, Leers Weinzapfel, wood, timber, construction, architecture

With the opening of the University of Arkansas, it is now America’s largest mass timber building. Adohi Hall is the 202,027-square-foot residential project that spreads across a series of interconnected structures and is constructed from cross-laminated timber.  Boston-based Leers Weinzapfel Associates led a national design team of …

Editor’s pickJapan unveils Tokyo 2020 Olympics venue inspired by Japanese architecture

30-10-2019
Japan, olympics, Kengo Kuma, timber, architecture

The Ariake Gymnastics Centre, a venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Tuesday (Oct 29) unveiled a custom-built US$188 million gymnastics venue inspired by Japanese architecture that uses wood brought from around the country. The futuristic-looking Ariake Gymnastics Centre in central Tokyo …

Editor’s pickMass timber used in new Nelson airport

24-10-2019
Nelson Airport, New Zealand, mass timber, laminated veneer lumber, sustinable, Studio Pacific Architecture, airport, transport, transportation facility, airport terminal

The opening ceremony for the impressive Nelson Airport was held last week, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiling a plaque and receiving a behind the scenes look at the newly completed terminal, reported WoodWeek. Designed by Studio Pacific Architecture and built by Naylor Love in partnership with Gibbons Construction and Fulton Hogan, the …

Strengthening Singapore’s Built Environment in face of Climate Change and other challenges

02-10-2019
ArchXpo 2019, Architecture & Building Services 2019 Series, Southeast Asia, Singapore, opening ceremony

The Architecture & Building Services (ABS) 2019 series was officially launched this morning at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore Expo & Convention Centre. The extensive three-day show which offers visitors and delegates six key architectural and building services exhibitions, and 12 industry conferences was officially launched by …