• Close-up of carved wood
  • Traffic passing shelter
  • 18th century chapel rejuvenated as a performing arts centre
  • Timbered courtyard

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Longhouse, Sarawak

A POINT OF PRINCIPLE

Why we follow the Sarawak story

Since we began highlighting allegations of massive forest destruction and associated ‘mafia-style corruption’ in the Sarawak logging industry, reader response has been unprecedented.

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Rotting LVL joist

DOING IT RIGHT OUTDOORS

Alternatives to sawn timber joists

Increasingly, builders and designers want to substitute traditional hardwood or treated pine joists with new and ‘improved’ materials. Is this wise, asks outdoor structures expert Ted Stubbersfield.

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Close-up of carved wood

SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE

Honest Jacobean timber design in the raw

Actor/director Sam Wanamaker’s vision for the Globe theatre complex in London always included an indoor theatre to compliment the open air Globe, creating the two types of theatre for which Shakespeare wrote his plays.

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Traffic passing shelter

STOP THE BUS!

A rare timber shelter has been seen in Perth

In the Australian context, it is as rare as a wet day in Coober Pedy, but this student-designed project offers a ray of hope in the emotionless world of public shelters.

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18th century chapel rejuvenated as a performing arts centre

MONUMENTAL BAROQUE

Rejuvenated chapel takes centre stage

St George’s Chapel occupies the most important historic square in Great Yarmouth, England and forms a significant piece of Georgian town planning – a testament to the civic pride of an 18th century community.

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Timbered courtyard

MAISON DE GASPÉ

Back from the dead

This project in the heart of the Villeray district of Montreal required the major renovation of an existing building that lost most of its original characteristics.

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