• View across sea grass to house
  • Nicely detailed timber wall
  • Curved wood louvres control interior temperature
  • A robotic fabrication first

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NZ kauri tree

OUT OF THE ‘DISPLAY CASE’

Plantation kauri instead of radiata pine?

New Zealand correspondent Michael Smith reports that a micro-organism threatening the giant kauri may bring species-saving commercial opportunities.

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View across sea grass to house

CLOSE TO INVISIBLE

Sophistication behind unassuming cedar facade

It is difficult to imagine a 585 square metre, 7-bedroom holiday home being ‘invisible’, but that is the objective for this cedar-clad island retreat.

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Nicely detailed timber wall

THE VERTICAL CAMPUS

Creating a business ‘neighbourhood’ in a tower

The Yelp project is an excellent example of how good design can apply traditional elements to absolutely modern concepts.

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Curved wood louvres control interior temperature

LOW-ENERGY SUPERSTAR

Rare ‘gold’ status for an art museum

A Seattle architect’s innovative museum design has delivered such low operating costs that admission to the facility is free.

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A robotic fabrication first

ROBOTIC FABRICATION

Technical advance inspired by a sea urchin

This exclusive report looks at a German research project taking robotic fabrication of wood products in architecture to a new level.

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Faded decking

Changing decking colour

We have just added a beautiful spotted gum deck with cedar posts. We applied a big brand name sealant and the colour we used made it all a kind of yellow and 'dumbed down' the reds - we don't like it. Is there a clear one on the market?

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