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UK: Finalists revealed in competition to find environmentally friendly homes of the future

02-09-2020
United Kingdom, Competition, Green Building, Sustainability, Future, Timber, Mass Timber

United Kingdom Housing Minister Christopher Pincher has announced six finalists in a competition to design the homes of the future. The "Home of 2030" competition encourages the design of environmentally friendly homes that support people in leading independent, fulfilling lives as society ages.  The six finalists and their designs are: The …

Editor’s pickNew dates announced for World Architecture Festival; Best Use of Certified Timber Prize entry deadline postponed

25-08-2020
World Architecture Festival, WAF, PEFC, Architecture, Construction, Timber, Certified Timber, Competition

The WAF's Use of Certified Timber Prize 2019, supported by the PEFC, went to Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre, Australia The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the World Architecture Festival (WAF) are continuing their collaboration, awarding the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize for the …

First-ever Mass Timber Building Competition in California to promote architectural innovation

13-05-2020
California, Mass Timber competition, architectural innovation, winners

In California, the Governor’s Forest Management Task Force and the Office of Planning and Research announced the winners of their first-ever competition designed to highlight a category of engineered wood products known as mass timber. As the need for forest, wildfire, climate, and housing solutions grows, California is moving to expand the …

Finnish birch takes on an entirely new look in Helsinki–Vantaa’s West Pier with a forest theme expected to appeal especially to Asian travellers

20-06-2019
Koskisen birch, Airport, Helsinki, Finland, Competition

The West Pier of Helsinki–Vantaa Airport is now open to travellers. The interior of the forest-themed terminal features reliefs made from Finnish wood and birch panels utilising graphics that have been created in a unique way.  Competition between airports is constantly growing and several European airports have major …

Hoa Mai 2019 furniture design competition

22-10-2018
Hoa Mai 2019 furniture design competition, Handicraft and Woodworking Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA), American Hardwood Export Council

By Michael Buckley, Counselor to HAWA Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- Sixteen years after the Handicraft and Woodworking Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA) launched its first furniture design completion Hoa Mai, the 2018-2019 competition was launched in October. Platinum sponsor is the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) which has …

Editor’s pickStudents honoured at second Chinese University Timber Structures Design Competition

08-12-2017
2nd Chinese University Timber Structures Design Competition

How about plunging into a swimming pool and coming up for air under a wood-framed roof? This year’s Chinese University Timber Structure Design Competition challenged students to design a natatorium that would wow the judges. The second Award Ceremony, held in Nanjing Tech University (NTU) on Nov 19, recognises excellence in wood design and …

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