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Design & Architecture

Stora Enso and wood technology company Modvion have partnered to establish wood as the material of choice for wind turbine towers. The collaboration’s purpose is said to demonstrate the vast possibilities in using wood in demanding constructions.Modvion builds wind turbine towers with laminated veneer lumber (LVL), which proportionate to...
Schattdecor has launched its Decor Selections 2022 under the theme of "Global Essentials". According to Schattdecor, it features ten decors with bestseller potential, which the company's international design and sales team based from customer and market feedback.The selection combines the current international trends and meets the demand for modern,...
Aurecon has introduced robotics technology into constructing Murdoch University's Building 360, which is set to become what is reportedly western Australia's largest mass engineered timber (MET) building upon completion.Conceptualised by Aurecon and in collaboration with the Murdoch University and University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the robots have been designed...
Boutique design studio NIU has unveiled the interiors of the new Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone Authority Headquarters, which used timber slabs made of American red oak.According to the press release by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), who provided advice to NIU on what kind of species...
Architecture and design studio Henning Larsen has revealed the design for World of Volvo, a 22,000m² experience centre as site work based in Gothenburg, Sweden.According to the studio's press release, the centre is designed around the Swedish concept of “Allemansrätten”, denoting the fundamental right that all citizens share to...
The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), in conjunction with HDII Jakarta, has announced the winners of the design camp for young Indonesian designers.The design camp ran from January to March 2022. Over the course of the three months, 48 young designers, including 28 students and 20 young professionals, were...
Surface specialist Schattdecor has announced their fiscal results of FY2021, declaring that a sales record of more than €850 million, their "best year to date with an increase in all business areas".According to a press release by the company, the increase in sales was also due to the...
Fantoni, a producer of medium-density fibreboard (MDF) and chipboard panels, and Lacon, a company within the group specialising in the impregnation of melamine papers, finishing and production of laminates for interiors, have launched the Cinque Terre project, created to design "total look" solutions with surfaces that are uniform, continuous...
The city of Toronto, Canada, has recently announced a pilot programme that will bring new affordable rental housing to the city-owned Toronto Parking Authority parking lot.According to the press release by the city, this 100-home project will take a new climate action approach to deliver affordable housing using mass...
Architecture and design studio Schmidt Hammer Lassen (SHL) has revealed the design for what is reportedly the world's "tallest timber residential building", standing at 100m tall, eclipsing the current mass timber-framed building at approximately 85m tall.Based in Winterthur, Switzerland, the mass timber building Rocket&Tigerli is designed to create a...