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THE ‘HUMANISING’ EFFECT

Fresh interpretations for residential high-rise

Massive buildings are not usually associated with structural timber – certainly in Australia. Not so at The Quays in Melbourne’s Dockland area.

 


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.


ULTRA-GREEN CHALLENGE

WWF-UK raises the bar for office buildings

The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) has relied heavily on sustainable wood products for its new state-of-the-art UK headquarters building.


TAILORED STYLE

A fresh approach to banking space

Given that banks are a necessary evil, it is refreshing to find one with a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere – albeit on the other side of the world.


THREE CHEERS IN PRAGUE

An abundance of oak, colour and folklore

Traditional materials and old technology are central to the contemporary architectural concept for this pub/restaurant in the Czech Republic.


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.


THE ‘FELT HAT’ FROM FINLAND

Edgy and playful form for day care centre

What’s in a name? Well, in the case of this day care centre in the middle of a Finnish park, it was a major reason for the coal-black exterior.


COOL AND AMUSING

Colour and grain make brand freshness

Wood transmits ‘natural’ for a new takeaway in the city of Beethoven.


A PRICELESS HAUL

The ‘jewellery box’ protecting the Mary Rose

‘Like crafting a jewellery box to house a precious gem’ is how the designers of the Mary Rose Museum building described their work.


SHOUTING ‘ORGANIC’

WakuWaku Dammtor is an unusual fast food restaurant and organic grocery store in Hamburg featuring construction grade timber.


A NOBLE ELEGANCE

Luxury brand stays organic and natural

The Hermès luxury goods brand continues its strong global association with wood at point of sale.


CLOSE TO PERFECT

Exploring the extremes of dynamics

World-class acoustics and an all-timber interior are features of the Colyer-Fergusson concert hall – winner of the Commercial and Public Access category of the UK Wood Awards 2013.


A Coffee Bean Play in Plywood

Stretch the imagination and you are inside a coffee sack

Try imagining being inside a sack filled with coffee beans and you have some idea of the interior design concept behind DonCafé House – a fledgling retail chain from Kosova.