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  • Malaysian Timbers used in uniquely creative ways

    Malaysian timber has come a long way since those days where the mention of wooden structure would conjure up imageries of traditional, vernacular built forms in rural villages such as […]


  • Jan Waterston pushes the physical limits of wood with his ‘Velo’ chair

    Nominated for the 2016 Wood Awards, the ‘Velo Chair’ by Jan Waterston is a response to modern bicycle design with its components seamlessly wrapping around the user, constantly changing form […]


  • White Arkitekter wins design competition for cultural center in Skellefteå with timber framed high-rise

    ‘KulturhusiSkellefteå’ is planned to be a 19-storey structure reaching a height of 76 meters. White Arkitekter has won an international design competition for Skellefteå’s cultural center and hotel, which will […]


  • Norman Foster’s timber- framed Maggie’s Center opens in his home town of Manchester

    Materials palette combines warm, natural wood and tactile surfaces to help create a therapeutic sanctuary The new Maggie’s Cancer Center in the grounds of The Christie Hospital in Manchester was […]


  • Tallest wooden building in the world to be built in Amsterdam

    Construction on ‘HAUT’ expected to commence in the second half of 2017 HAUT, a 21-storey wooden residential building by the Dutch River Amstel, is a serious contender to become the […]


  • TELUS Garden receives of cial LEED Platinum certication

    omb imbues the complex with local materials, particularly natural toned wood, interior gardens and art Following an extensive review,
the Canada Green Building Council awarded TELUS Garden Leadership in Energy and […]


  • Hardwood CLT: The next big innovation in structural timber?

    AHEC, Alison Brooks Architects and Arup to collaborate on ‘The Smile’ for the London Design Festival 2016 The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the […]


  • Chabros International Group chooses ScmGroup

    Chabros International Group, a leading producer and supplier of wood, veneer and a vast range of products and materials for interiors and exteriors in the Middle East, has recently equipped […]


  • Vincent Callebaut’s ‘Hyperions’ project is a sustainable ecosystem that resists climate change

    ‘Vertical village’ comprises six connected cross-laminated timber towers of 36 floors Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut continues to refine his distinctive style of futuristic sustainable architecture with his latest project – […]


  • Seeing the forest for the trees in the timber industry

    Datuk Abdul Rahim Nik gives his insight into the timber industry and what challenges it will face going into 2016 and beyond The timber industry is set to experience growth […]


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