The survival prospects of in-house furniture designers and my favourite creatures from nature – migrating shorebirds – are precariously balanced.
timber+DESIGN eNewsletter early December 2014
A new furniture design ethos in New Zealand
A surge in original wooden furniture design from New Zealand is being driven by a desire to compete on difference rather than price – as special correspondent Michael Smith reports.
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.
Placed like an abstract careened vessel
This is a classic case of an award-winning timber structure that would not have happened without the architect’s pro bono intervention.
Museum wins top Finnish wood award
Rarely does the use of wood in a public building exceed the standard set by the new Gösta Pavilion at the Serlachius Museum in Mänttä, Finland.
Award-winning pool uses glulam and CLT
A prefabricated pitched and tapered timber roof structure is central to the aesthetic and engineered success of this new swimming pool building.
Deck collapse reminder
Outdoor structures expert Ted Stubbersfield a timely reminder about the more than 12,000 life-threatening timber decks still lurking in Australia.
The Norwegian government’s wood construction promotion programme has been extended to include timber bridges – and not just for pedestrians or cyclists.
The promoters of South-East Asia’s biggest furniture show – the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) – are reporting a huge increase in overseas interest in the 2015 event.
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions are a claimed benefit of a new non-chemical treatment process for timber products being shipped from New Zealand to Australia.