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Editor’s pickLet wood be wood: Azman Md Nor

Malaysia, architect, Azman, Malaysian Wood Awards

Malaysian architect Azman Md Nor is a huge fan of wood. He is quietly championing this material in his country, but the lack of skilled craftsmen and quality timber, he says, is hindering progress. Timber is experiencing a renaissance in Southeast Asia as local architects return to their roots, drawing inspiration from the traditional kampong …

Editor’s pickAmerican hardwood lumber exports to Asia surge 17% in 2017

AHEC, American hardwoods, oak

American oak veneer being prepared in a factory in Vietnam. Image: Turnstone Singapore   The full year of 2017 saw the largest exports ever on record for American hardwoods, with an increase of 17 per cent by value for lumber over 2016, according to new data from the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC). That gives the American hardwood …

Editor’s pickWinners of the 2017 Wood Design and Building Award announced

Wood Design Awards 2017

An Honour mention for the Collège Jean Monnet Broons located in Broons, Bretagne, France, Dietrich, architecture by Untertrifaller Architekten and Colas Durand Architectes. Recipients of the prestigious 2017 Wood Design & Building Awards programme by the Wood Design & Building magazine have been announced. The winning …

Wood products trade in Guangdong sees robust activity

ITTO, Guangdong, wood products, furniture

Imports Log shipments into Guangdong Province rose 11 per cent to 34.67 million cubic metres between January and Nov 2017. Sawnwood imports were 8.51 million cubic metres, up 21 per cent over the same period in 2016. MDF imports dropped 13 per cent to 72,500 cubic metres. Particleboard imports amounted to 194,700 cubic metres, a year-on-year …