Wood In Architecture Issue 1, 2020


Bridging functionality and artistry
An important factor for a country’s progress, Wood in Architecture celebrates some of the most legendary transport infrastructures in this issue.

Built to stay, for another 100 years
It began with an inn with an annex that needed rebuilding.
Standing on a piece of historical land with the Nara Saruzawa pond close by, the inn belongs to the Meiji era that lasted from 1868 to 1919, pointing to an existence of at least a hundred years.
As with each prefecture, Nara is endowed with generous natural resources that are unique to its location. Over the centuries, the locals devised construction methods best suited for the natural materials sourced from the surroundings.

TherraWood: Bringing outdoor solutions from Turkey to Southeast Asia
Since 2008, Istanbul-based TherraWood has been manufacturing and supplying wood polymer composite outdoor solutions to more than 54 countries and with more than 230 projects worldwide. While its biggest markets have been in the Middle East and the Western countries, TherraWood has set its sight on further horizons with the aim of bringing its products to Southeast Asia. As TherraWood makes its stop in Singapore, WIA took the chance to speak with Philippe Van Wassenhove, Managing Partner of TherraWood Middle East.