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June 2016

If the 19th century was the age of steel, and the 20th of concrete; this century is the new age of timber. New types of engineered timber that are considerably stronger and more stable than […]

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April 2016

A change to building regulation codes in Australia earlier this year has meant that architects will now be allowed to build timber-framed structures up to eight storeys in height for the first time. As the […]

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February 2016

Taking over from steel and concrete as the architectural wonder material of the 21st century, wood has been embraced by architects and designers, who have praised its sustainability, quality and speed of construction. It is […]

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December 2015

Regular announcements about tall wooden buildings, government grants and wood products research is changing perceptions about wood’s potential all across the globe. Growing recognition of timber’s environmental benefits as well is fueling a renaissance in the […]

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October 2015

The XIV World Forestry Congress, hosted by the Republic of South Africa, brought together the global forestry community to review and analyze the key issues and to share ways of addressing them. At the Congress […]

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August 2015

The Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, which began in June last year and generated a record-making 1,715 submissions from more than 77 countries, reached its conclusion in June 2015, as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation announced […]

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June 2015

This year’s Salone del Mobile featured a host of products where timber was a key material. Standing out amongst all of them was ‘La Passeggiata (The Walk)’ by Michele De Lucchi. The installation went on […]

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April 2015

When Dubai won the rights to host the World Expo 2020 back in 2013, the entire nation celebrated along with the UAE rulers and the UAE delegation in Paris at the time. All the while, […]

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February 2015

Frank Gehry, one of the world’s leading architects, recently opened his first building in Australia – the USD 140 million Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney. Dubbed the ‘brown paper […]

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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 […]