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Design & Architecture

Henkel Adhesives Technologies has announced an investment in 3RT to strengthen its capabilities for timber construction solutions.Founded in 2014, 3RT has developed an automated production process for converting low-value wood fibre into hardwood products. The company applies a water-based, formaldehyde-free “nano-bonding agent” that bio-mimics the structure of a natural...
The Orizzontale collective, a Rome-based collective of architects, has designed a wooden perimeter structure in the centre of Lugo, Ravenna, Italy, as a public space which allows citizens to gather and meet, play, and hold events and activities such as concerts, performances, or talks.Designed for Edilpiu, an Italian designer...
Ascent, a 86.5m-tall mass timber building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US, has officially been crowned as the tallest mass timber hybrid building in the world by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). CTBUH is an international organisation that certifies buildings with the "World's Tallest" title.Daniel Safarik, director...
Coohom's 3D Viewer & AR feature aims to optimise product presentation to achieve higher sales goals, and with its 3D visualisation capability, it has four different business solutions prepared for manufacturers and retailers in areas of furniture, kitchen and bath, office space, home appliance, finishing and accessories fields, and...
The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has announced four winners of the award, A Seat at the Table, launched in January 2022 with Riva 1920. The award aims to bring a new generation of designers committed to sustainable design, that is more attentive to environmental impact and the entire...
To address the increasing demand for affordable housing, while committing to sustainable construction, binderholz and Swietelsky have entered a collaboration to come up with solutions.Swietelsky is a construction company based in central and eastern Europe. It will provide binderholz advice on the construction projects, and offer the entire project...
Built by Nature, a network and grant-making organisation with a mission to accelerate the timber building transformation in Europe, has announced a €211,336 Accelerator Fund grant to Environmental Coalition on Standards (ECOS) to influence EU legislation, building standards, and climate financing toward removal of regulatory barriers and an incentivised...
Zurich Airport has revealed the design of its new Dock A facility, which consists of a mass timber terminal and control tower, designed by Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and US firm HOK.The construction is planned to begin in 2030 and open in 2032, and will include...
Schattdecor has launched, alongside with Fine Decor, their first joint Fineflex collection after the two companies' merger in autumn 2021. The Fineflex collection offers a larger selection of environmentally friendly furniture surfaces, produced in the heart of the German furniture and kitchen industry at Fine Decor in Ölde.According to...
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the awarding of more than US$32 million to fund 2022 wood innovations and community wood grants to expand the use of wood products, strengthen emerging wood markets, and support active management to improve forest health and resilience, especially in light of the wildfire...