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June 2017

Editor’s pickArchitects design blackened pine frame for yoga studio extension

30-06-2017

  Students practising yoga at Ashtanga Yoga Chile, Santiago, will be pleased to find an expanded space for stretching out their limbs. A timber-framed roof extension was added to the studio director’s home, which doubles as a school for Ashtanga yoga. It is the oldest in the country. The project was led by Chilean studio DX …

Editor’s pickDulwich Pavilion, the quiet disruption

30-06-2017

In Greater London, England, the simple, rectangular Dulwich Pavilion balances the solid and monolithic Sir John’s Soane’s gallery and ever-changing landscape. Designed by After Image, Dulwich Pavilion challenges the norm and offers visitor a new visual experience. Translucent reflective screens – some mobile, some immobile …

Italy: Exports for wood furniture expected to keep growing, the factors

30-06-2017

2017 started out well for the Italian wood and furniture industry, a vast network of over 79,000 companies sprawled over the nation that employs more than 320,000 people. In 2016, the industry generated an estimated €41 billion in revenue, a 2.2 per cent increase from 2015, a report from FederlegnoArredo (FLA), showed.   ExportsThe …

James Latham makes another strong showing financially-wise

29-06-2017

According to the Timber Trades Journal, James Latham plc, a timber products distributor from the United Kingdom (U.K.), has brought back more robust annual financial results, having posted pre-tax profits of £13.8 million for the year ended March 31, 2017, as compared to the £12.9 million they recorded in 2016. Group revenue saw a 6.9 …

Editor’s pickThe Twisting Courtyard melds tradition with modernity

29-06-2017

The design of the award-winning courtyard challenges the original solemn and stereotyped impression Siheyuan gave, instead offering a living atmosphere that is both open and active. But instead of letting the rich history fade into the background, ARCHSTUDIO gave Twisting Courtyard some micro-adjustments to change the environment in the courtyard …

Editor’s pickWintersteiger: The whole product range and a new addition at LIGNA

29-06-2017

Wintersteiger AG debuted the DSB Singlehead NG XM thin-cutting band saw. Efficient and flexible, it was developed especially with changing customer requirements in mind, regardless of the timber and applications. Ranging from one to six On top of excelling at cutting both dry and wet timber with a cutting width of up to 350mm and a maximum block …

Editor’s pickGLOBAL TIMBER TRADE ROSE 10% IN 2016, USA, CHINA AND UK TOP 3 BUYERS

28-06-2017

118 million m3 of timber exchanged hands in 2016, a 10 per cent increase compared to 2015. Imports to the US account for about one-third of globally traded timber and have almost doubled in five years. China accounted for about 17 per cent of import volumes in 2016, followed by the United Kingdom, Japan and Germany, according to Wood …

Bookings are open for the 10th edition of IndiaWood

28-06-2017

Held from the 8th to the 12th of March, 2018, at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, IndiaWood, the largest and bi-annual tradeshow for the woodworking and furniture manufacturing industry, will be substantially bigger than the 38,000 sqm taken up as exhibition space in 2016. Boasting a 50,000 sqm space for exhibitors, bookings have …

In the middle of an urban forest, the Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion quietly beckons

28-06-2017

In Indianapolis, Indiana, United States (U.S.), the Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion silently slips into the landscape and lightly makes it mark upon the earth. Designed by Marlon Blackwell Architect, the 1,290sqft winner of the 2011 ARCHITECT Annual Design Review takes its inspiration from the form and structure of a fallen leaf. Doubling as both …

Editor’s pickSylva Wood 2017 embraces the beauty of wood material

27-06-2017

The opening ceremony of Sylva Wod 2017 Set in the multi-cultural metropolis of shanghai, Sylva Wood 2017 officially opens to overwhelming positive response as well as with a warm welcome to distinguished guests, exhibitors and visitors from Mr William Pang, managing director of Shanghai Pablo Exhibition Pte Ltd. “The world is taking on a …