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December 2014

Outlining his vision for the potential of timber in buildings, Andrew Lawrence, Arup’s Timber Specialist, makes a case for timber as being ideally suited to modern prefabricated construction. He believes that we are at the start of […]

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October 2014

Zaha Hadid, the world renowned London-based architect – who is best known for utilizing modern materials such as concrete, fibreglass and resin – recently chose timber for the tapered wooden structures of the Sleuk Rith Institute, a […]

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August 2014

Timber is the world’s oldest and only truly renewable structural resource. That being said, timber structures are undergoing a renaissance across the globe. A case in point is The WOODCUBE – a five storey carbon-neutral apartment complex […]

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June 2014

The winner of the ‘eVolo Skyscraper Competition’ this year was a project that incorporates the use of wood as a structural component and opens a number of possibilities to bring an old construction and design tradition to […]

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April 2014

Ecobuild, the world’s leading event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment, took place earlier in March this year. Fittingly, the founders of Ongreening.com, a new web-based global platform devoted to green building professionals and the […]

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February 2014

Welcome to the first issue of 2014 and we start the year as we mean to go on. We have added a new section – Wood Works – to the magazine where we plan to feature […]

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December 2013

Timber is not rocket science, but it is not that simple either. And yet, for the uninitiated, wood is just plain wood. The question then arises as to why wood often loses out to other materials […]

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October 2013

Amongst his many other achievements, celebrated American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was famous for saying, “Wood is the most humanly intimate of all materials. Man loves his association with it, likes to feel it under his hand, […]

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August 2013

Four months into the EUTR and the impacts are already being felt not only in Europe but also in markets such as the Middle East and India. Whilst traders and operators scramble to ensure ‘due diligence’ and […]

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June 2013

The long-awaited EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) finally came into effect in March this year and traders and operators across the globe have been working hard to ensure ‘due diligence’ and compliance with the regulation. The effects of […]