• House No. 7 – top private residence in the 2014 UK wood Awards
  • Exquisite detail, scorched oak rocking chair by James Ryan
  • School frontage
  • Contemplation scene

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Donkey behind fence

LOOKS LIKE AN ASS

Australia’s illegal logging law unleashed

At the end of November, Australia becomes the first southern hemisphere country where wood fibre importers must declare they have not introduced illegally logged wood. If they break the law, there are fines and the real prospect of jail.

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Logger and chainsaw

‘DAYLIGHT ROBBERY’

New book’s shocking tale of Sarawak’s lost forests

Sarawak has long been the Achilles heel of Malaysia’s efforts to build an acceptable image as one of the world’s leading suppliers of certified tropical hardwood. And in November things got a whole lot worse.

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House No. 7 – top private residence in the 2014 UK wood Awards

A BOLD INSERTION

Scottish home wins top UK wood award

Britain’s Grand Designs Home of the Year judges described it as “a breathtakingly bold design that cleverly blends in with the local vernacular”. And the 2014 UK Wood Awards adjudicators also went big on it.

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Exquisite detail, scorched oak rocking chair by James Ryan

ENGLISH OAK ROCKS

Evolution of a dining chair

This bespoke rocking chair, which was highly commended at the UK Wood Awards in November, has a ‘back’ story.

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School frontage

CLASS ACTION IN NZ

New plan for more efficient school design

Changing demographics and tighter budgets are behind an interesting ‘one-from-two’ approach to school architecture in New Zealand.

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Contemplation scene

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Museum wins top UK Wood Award

Announcement of the UK Wood Awards is always a highlight on the international design scene, and the top ‘gong’ for 2014 went to a small but very complex museum project.

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