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Joseph Walsh unveils Magnus Modus sculpture

Irish studio workshop Joseph Walsh Studio has unveiled its latest commission, a 7 metre tall sculpture made of multiple layers of laminated olive ash wood that will be joining the National Gallery of Ireland’s permanent collection. Magnus Modus, currently displayed... View Article

House 2 harbours creative collaboration in Zurich

A 240 m2 pre-fabricated wooden public installation has been created next to the Toni Areal school in Zurich. House 2 – Counter City is a product of an experimental format for collaborative design and construction conceived by ALICE (Atelier de... View Article
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Wood Awards 2017 shortlist announced

A shortlist of 20 structures have been nominated for the Wood Awards 2017, featuring some of Britain’s best architectural designs in wood. The judging panel, led by architect Michael Morrison of Purcell, will visit all the shortlisted projects in person,... View Article

Aico charity bike ride raises over £19k!

Aico Ltd., a market leader in residential Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms in the UK, has raised over £19,000 in donations for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) with a charity bike ride from Aico’s premises in Shropshire to its parent company Ei Electronics in Shannon,... View Article

The New Rub Rail from Yeoman Shield

With over 50 years in the business, continually improving and developing their products, Yeoman Shield have added a new rail to their impressive 30+ range of wall and door protection systems. Damage that can be caused to the interior fabric... View Article

Composites UK to Launch Sustainability Sub Group

Composites UK will officially launch its new sustainability sub group on 3rd October with an event held at Scott Bader’s premises in Northampton on the subject of ‘A Sustainable Future for Composites’. The sub group, which is chaired by Steven... View Article

NHBC Foundation research makes it clear on Window design

Small tweaks to the design of windows can lead to major improvements, lowering space heating costs, reducing overheating risk and maximising daylight according to the latest guide from the NHBC Foundation. Windows – making it clear, Energy, daylighting and thermal... View Article

Two G17 Award nominations twice as nice for VEKA

As the finalists for this year’s G17 Awards were announced, it was a double celebration for the VEKA Group with nominations in two categories. Making the list for both ‘Training & Development Initiative of the Year’ and the ‘Unsung Hero... View Article

Hunter Douglas provides a welcoming entrance to hospital

Visitors to a hospital in Kent are being greeted by a much-improved entrance – enhanced by a solid wood Hunter Douglas ceiling. Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, is undergoing a series of developments and Hunter Douglas, the leading architectural products company,... View Article

Seamless LED lighting system from Luceco

Contour from Luceco is the ideal linear fluorescent luminaire replacement where continuous runs of illumination are required in retail and commercial environments. The LED lighting system consists of connectable modules offered in 600 mm, 1200 mm, 1500 mm and 1800... View Article

Height isn’t everything

Alex de Rijke of dRMM says that while architects are exploiting the possibilities of timber to build tall, this should not reinforce a view of towers as the answer to urban density, and it’s unrealistic to expect them to be... View Article

Underpinning the evolution of the modern workplace

With the evolution of modern offices arguably having come full circle, Jeremy Broadhead of Heckmondwike considers how flooring has addressed workspace trends. The impact of the physical workspace on employee productivity, morale and motivation has been the subject of much... View Article

Overarching ambition

Giant arched timber columns and what’s thought to be the largest green wall in Europe signal the sustainability credentials of a striking new energy-from-waste facility in Leeds. Stephen Cousins reports A vast 42 metre-high, 123 metre-long wall of vegetation is... View Article
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