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Design & Architecture

The Multilayer Modular Flooring Association (MMFA), an organisation representing the leading producers of flooring in Europe and their suppliers, welcomes Impress Surfaces as the newest addition to the association.“With Impress Surfaces, we won an outstanding new member who offers a diverse product portfolio in the area of decorative surfaces....
https://youtu.be/NmyayCJonJoA major upgrade to the world’s largest outdoor earthquake simulator reached a milestone mid-April when the facility’s floor – all 300,000 lbs of it – was put back into place. When completed this fall, the simulator will have the ability to reproduce multi-dimensional earthquake motions with unprecedented accuracy to...
MIRALLES. Perpetuum Mobile, a new exhibition that celebrates the work of Catalan architect Enric Miralles in his many facets as a creator, has opened at the Disseny Hub in Barcelona, Spain. Organised by the Fundació Enric Miralles and with the support of the Barcelona City Council and the Generalitat...
Hybrid construction offers construction companies a more sustainable way of building without changing the current way of construction. Metsä Wood and its partners have designed a hybrid sandwich wall element which will renew offsite construction. The innovation combines concrete with Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber). The first construction project to use...
Koelnmesse has announced its official plan to bring the world-renowned brand of ORGATEC to Japan in 2022, as a part of its globalisation strategy for its furniture and design portfolio. Jointly organised by Koelnmesse Japan and the Japan Office Institutional Furniture Association (JOIFA), the inaugural event ORGATEC TOKYO will...
Building more homes and buildings with wood has been on the radar for years as a way to offset carbon emissions, though construction companies have been hesitant to take the material in broader use. A study at Aalto University in Finland is now the first to show that building...
To meet the need for rental housing in supply-constrained areas, Gecina and Woodeum have signed a partnership agreement with a view to developing 1,000 low-carbon, timber-frame housing units over four years (indicative timeline) in the Paris Region and major cities across France. Following the introduction of the RE2020 environmental...
From 13 to 16 January 2022, DOMOTEX will feature several innovations, including two newly introduced DOMOTEX labels "Carpets & Rugs" and "Floor & Wall", as well as an adapted hall structure. In addition, DOMOTEX will focus even more on application and special formats tailored to specific target groups."We will...
HOMAG Group further expands its activities in the solid wood sector with the acquisition of a majority interest in the Danish mechanical engineering company Kallesoe Machinery A/S.Kallesoe specialises in high-frequency presses for the production of board plywood – also known as cross-laminated timber – which is used, among other...
Low interest rates and strong consumer demand has fueled a solid increase in new home sales in the United States (US) in March, despite the ongoing challenges impacting the building materials industry. Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 20.7% from an upwardly revised February number, to a 1.02...