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Design & Architecture

Jonathan Wilkinson, the Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, has announced a CA$887,000 investment to support the replacement of the Duchesnay Creek Bridge that connects the City of North Bay, Ontario, Canada, and the Nipissing First Nation, Ontario. The Government of Ontario contributed $17m. The bridge opened in August 2021.This...
AkzoNobel, a global producer of paints and performance coatings for various industries, including the wood industry, has launched Interpon W, a range of powder coating solutions that can transform how designers and manufacturers work with heat sensitive substrates (HSS) such as wood and plastic.Interpon W was developed in AkzoNobel’s...
Kengo Kuma and Associates has designed a wooden roof for the the student hub of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, which comprises steeped greenery and bleachers that "invites life and activity for the students", according to the Japanese architecture studio.Named Hisao & Hiroko Taki Plaza, the wooden bleachers is...
Anguleris, a global firm in construction technology, has announced that they have completed the acquisition of Modlar, an architectural inspiration and discovery web platform for the building design community.The acquisition adds Modlar to the existing Anguleris portfolio of construction technology brands, which includes BIMsmith, a product research platform and...
According to Metsä Wood, constructors are increasingly turning to prefabricated wooden elements in Sweden because of the climate crisis. Wood is the only construction material that stores carbon, in contrast to steel and concrete that have a negative impact on the climate. Rickard Brännman, project manager at Flens Byggelement,...
The Iconic Awards 2022: Innovation Interior, helmed by the German Design Council, has announced the winners of its “Best of Best”, “Winner” and “Selection” labels, and also trends in the furnishings industry and developments in interior design.As part of the German Design Council’s Iconic World platform, the Iconic Awards...
Structurlam is celebrating the completion of the new Terminus at District 56 commercial building, now open in Langford, British Columbia (BC), Canada.Located on Vancouver Island, the building site of Terminus is one of the highest seismic regions of North America. The five-storey mass timber post-and-beam Terminus building contains...
The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has announced that they will be partnering with Indonesian Society of Interior Designers (HDII) Jakarta to organise a design camp for young Indonesian designers that will run from January to March 2022. The camp was launched on 20 Dec 2021 through a webinar...
Robotics & Innovation has reported that the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB), a non-profit organisation for wood product manufacturers in Canada, has developed with global AI consultancy Brainpool.ai a machine learning tool which calculates the impact of CO2 in choices of early-phase building design.According to QWEB and Brainpool.ai, the...
According to UrbanToronto, the first mass timber institutional building in Ontario, Canada, has began its construction in November. The Centennial College Progress Campus now has a total of 1,057 individual pieces of timber, with a 136,000ft2 extension of the existing A-Block Building using FSC-certified, cross-laminated and glue-laminated black spruce...