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Quick Photoshop Secret: How To Make a More Impactful Sunset or Sunrise

<i>Jimmy McIntyre is a world-renowned travel photographer, educator, and 500px ISO contributor. His photos have been published in local and national</i> …

Landscape Photography

Vienna Is Going To Build A 25-Story Skyscraper Out Of Wood

Why the idea isn't as crazy as it sounds<p>Next year in Vienna, architects will start working on a 275-foot-tall building made almost entirely out of wood. <i>The Guardian</i> reports that the approximately 25-story building will cost 60 million Euros ($67 million) and will save 2,800 tons of carbon emissions …

Tall Composite Structures: Timber Tower Research Project

Wooden skyscrapers could be the future of flat-pack cities around the world

The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow<p>When American engineer William Le Baron Jenney designed the world’s …

Why Our Buildings Should Be Made From Wood

August 5, 2014 — Although it may seem counterintuitive, it would be better if we built buildings from wood than from concrete, brick, aluminium and …

Fossil Fuels

Wood meets mid-rise construction challenges - Civil + Structural Engineer magazine

Designed by Togawa Smith Martin, Inc., The Americana in Glendale, Calif., includes five stories of wood-frame construction over a concrete podium and …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Winners Named in 2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge

Marvin Windows and Doors unveiled ten stellar winners of the Marvin Architect’s Challenge this month, representing the best examples of …

US CLT Symposium

Hangzhou Stool by Min Chen

Beijing-based industrial designer Min Chen has created the Hangzhou Stool made from bamboo.<p>Description<p>The Hangzhou Stool consists of many layers of …

Five story all-wood house built with zero chemicals

Woodcube, a five-story apartment building located in Hamburg, is novel not just for its use of wooden construction in a five-story building.<p>Designer …

Opportunity Knocks…on Wood Local project exhibits first-of-its-kind structure | Lab Notes

Research at FPL often works toward moving new or improved wood products into mainstream use. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is one such product. CLT is …

International Conference on Timber Bridges Lab Notes

What happens at the International Conference on Timber Bridges <i>stays</i> at the International Conference on Timber Bridges, so to speak.<p>The FPL and its …

Could high-rises be built of wood?

At FPInnovations, Canada's forestry research institute, it isn't a tall tale to map out a future where high-rises are made from a new generation of durable wood.<p>Employees at the forest products centre's Vancouver laboratory are putting cross-laminated timber (CLT) through a battery of …

Touch Wood: VanDusen does good

When Vancouver’s new convention centre opened in 2009, I remember standing watching then B.C. premier Gordon Campbell invite the crowd, including …

Advantages of Plainsawn and Quartersawn Lumber Lab Notes

Most lumber cut for commercial purposes are standard plainsawn boards. Different ways to orient a log with respect to the saw blade highlight the …

Meet the Beetles: FPL Develops Framework for Handling Beetle-Killed Trees in Western U.S. Lab Notes

Finding uses for millions of tons of beetle-killed trees as a way to offset forestland restoration costs and developing market-oriented ways to use …