The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has just released a short film celebrating the beauty, strength, versatility and sustainable credentials of American tulipwood cross-laminated timber (CLT) which was used to construct MultiPly, one of the Landmark Projects of the London Design Festival 2018 (LDF18). MultiPly is a nine-metre high, carbon-neutral, flexible construction made up of 17 modules of […]
In 1970, industrial designer Dieter Rams drafted a design manifesto that proclaimed ‘good design is long-lasting’. Vitsœ, the furniture company that Rams co-founded in 1959, celebrates this epithet for London Design Festival (LDF) this year, with ‘A Sense of Belongings’, a collection of over 20 treasured possessions that have been used, repaired, and cherished for […]
Expertise should be shared. This is one of our core beliefs and also that of our client ARCHITECT@WORK. That’s why this global architectural trade show doesn’t just host the latest in product and material innovations, but provides a platform for a series of expert talks for visitors. We wanted to capture the passion of some […]
The winners of the Wood Awards 2017, have been announced at a ceremony held on the 21st November at Carpenters’ Hall hosted by Johanna Agerman Ross, Founder of Disegno magazine and Curator of Twentieth Century and Contemporary Furniture and Product Design at the V&A. Coastal House, Devon by 6a Architects was awarded the Arnold […]
Twenty structures and fourteen product designs have been selected for the Wood Awards 2017 shortlist. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material. The Awards are free to enter and aim to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood. The shortlist will be showcased at the London Design Fair (Stand B05, Hall T2), Old Truman Brewery, 21st-24th September.
National cancer support charity Maggie’s has just opened Maggie’s Centre Oldham, in Greater Manchester, the world’s first building made from hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT) using American tulipwood. This Maggie’s Centre is one of the most important developments in a decade of research and development by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) into structural timber innovation. It will transform the way architects and engineers approach timber, and will signal a pivotal moment for modern architecture and construction. We caught up with Jasmin Sohi, Associate Architect from de Rijke Marsh Morgan (dRMM), who led the project team that constructed Maggie’s Oldham.