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By Architecture, Design & Innovation | Exploring the full potential of the use of timber in design & construction... versatile, sustainable & recyclable

A simple yet stylish wooden house

When you think of a wooden house, you might automatically picture it to be a rustic countryside villa. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. …

Interior Design

Plywood canopy gives London hospital the wow factor

James Latham recently supplied more than 40 sheets of WISA Twin Plywood which was used to create a lightweight canopy structure for an impressive …

10 of the most ground-breaking uses of plywood in architecture and design

To coincide with the opening of an exhibition dedicated to plywood at London's V&A museum, we've rounded up 10 projects from the Dezeen archives that …

Furniture

These wooden blocks can be stacked up to create cabins, treehouses, and wilderness shelters

Most cabins lie flat upon the earth – but Ofis Arhitekti just unveiled a wooden retreat that’s stacked up into the sky. The architects worked with …

Woodworking: How to build your own wooden house (step-by step!)

You might not believe how easy woodworking can be when it comes to home construction… so take a look and see if you've got the necessary wood skills …

Interior Design

20 Creative Ways To Use Wood Slices

Apart from its plenty traditional and known uses, wood slices can be used to decorate our walls and houses. It can also be built into other things …

Delightful Scandinavian Style Venice Beach Residence in Wood and White

It is barely a surprise that Scandinavian style has so effortlessly gelled with contemporary decorating trends in the last decade or so. Inherently …

Interior Design

The easy way to remove water stains from wood furniture

No need to go to the hardware store -- you have everything you need to remove water marks.<p>Nothing ruins the luster of wood furniture quite like a watermark.<p>Watermarks -- or water stains -- are often caused by cold glasses, spills, or hot dishes places directly on the wood. Luckily, though, they …

Top 5 Homes That Use Wood in Interesting Ways

This week's top 5 homes focus on the beautiful design element, wood. Designing with wood gives your home a natural, warm, authentic feeling with a stylish aesthetic. Check them out.<p>1. Avocado Acres House<p><b>Interior Designer: Surfside Projects, Location: Encinitas, California</b><p><i>From the interior designer</i>: …

Interior Design

20 Easy DIY 2×4 Wood Projects

The local hardware store is filled with possibilities for the DIY enthusiast. We can't resist the lumber aisle and find 2x4s particularly versatile …

DIY

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Houses

Students Construct Timber Structures in the Argentinian Countryside at Hello Wood Argentina

For the past seven years, Hungary-based Hello Wood has been gathering participants from across the globe for its summer camps to engage in a …

Argentina

SI-Modular: Sustainable building system with timber I-beams

Architect Hans-Ludwig Stell from Münster, Germany, has developed a sophisticated modular system for one and two-storey house construction. This …

News

From Foundations to Roofs: 10 Detailed Wood Construction Solutions in 3D and 2D

Developed by the POLOMADERA Program at the University of Concepción, the 3D Building Construction Solutions Catalog is a free tool that helps users …

Construction

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Clamart urban sports centre with unforeseen wooden curves

<b>​​​The new Clamart Sports Centre is ‘an authentic city of sports’ with a shape designed to follow the curves of the landscape. The design work was</b> …

Eye-catching architectural and conceptual approaches for wood construction

​​Metsä Wood’s photo series with award-winning Finnish photographer <b>Kimmo Syväri</b> captures the aesthetic features of wood from a new perspective, but …

The Walworth alternative

The recent densification of many ‘world cities’ is commonly driven by an expanding residential demand caused by an explosion in population growth. …

Cockfield Windmill converted to accommodation using Kerto® LVL

​<p>​<p>FMO Tapiola – wooden office building<p>One Main office<p>Hurlingham Racquet Centre<p>Herbert Art Gallery glulam facade<p>Viikki wooden apartment buildings<p>DB …

Building wooden extension storeys

​<p>The roofs of today are the plots of tomorrow<p>The demand for housing in urban areas continues to grow. Unused land along railway lines, similar to …

Cities

Learn How to Install Gorgeous Tongue and Groove Wood Ceiling

Ceilings are usually made of entire sheets of 4' x 8' drywall, or larger, screwed to the joists of the floor above. Hanging ceiling drywall is …

Home Improvement

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Shigeru Ban’s Terrace House Will Be the World’s Tallest Hybrid Wood Tower

Shigeru Ban has released the latest renderings for what will become the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world. Terrace House, now commencing construction on Vancouver’s waterfront, will be a 230-foot-tall residential tower constructed entirely of wood, concrete and steel.<p>The Japanese …

Construction

Metsä Wood launches ‘Open Source Wood’

A pioneering open innovation project to accelerate growth in large scale wood construction.<p>Metsä Wood’s Open Source Wood initiative is a call to …

Construction

Fast construction with wood elements

​<p>“Utilizing prefabricated wood elements can help in significantly reducing other inconveniences such as unloading building materials in the …

Open Source Wood

​<p>“We fundamentally need to challenge the way we build. Timber technology is now progressing so fast that knowledge transfer is often the bottleneck. …

Red Elm is on the menu at Itsu

The American Red Elm tables can now be found in ITSU outlets at Victoria, Camden, Heathrow T5 and Bristol. And following the success of the new …

Furniture