Category: Wood

DESIGNING WITH WOOD

Inside the New Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance by Flansburgh Architects

Flansburgh Architects of Boston, has designed the new $5.5 million Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance, the home of the internationally acclaimed dance festival. The Perles Family Studio is an integral part of the Pillow’s five-year strategic plan, Vision ‘22, which launches the Pillow as a year-round campus for programs, research, and development with initiatives made possible through a deep commitment to The School at Jacob’s Pillow, artist residencies, community engagement, and educational programs. 

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Point B Inc. develops mixed-use building in Portland

The HoodWORKS architecture incorporates cross-laminated timber (CLT), exposed ceilings, and concrete floors, for a look that’s expressive, efficient and modern. The Point B Property Development team partnered with Koble Creative Architecture and Abbasi Design Works on the design for the building.

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WoodWorks Hosts Free Mid-Atlantic Wood Solutions Fair

The Wood Solutions Fair is intended for architects, engineers, developers, code officials and anyone else interested in wood’s exciting design possibilities (in building types that include commercial, industrial, mid-rise/multi-family, schools, restaurants, and others).

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Metsä Wood: Dome of Visions made from sustainable wood

“Wood as a building material has obvious advantages giving sustainability for the building industry. In principle, wood is a material that comes from a solar-powered factory”, says Kristoffer Tejlgaard referring to the ability of trees to extract CO2 from the atmosphere and store it as carbon in their trunks, solely by means of solar energy.

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Metsä Wood launches ‘Open Source Wood’ initiative

Metsä Wood’s Open Source Wood initiative is a call to action to architects, designers and engineers to join forces, share innovation and contribute knowledge about large-scale, modular wood construction. By creating an open innovation platform around modular wood construction, Metsä Wood’s aim is to connect the local wood construction industry with global knowledge to facilitate collaboration and growth. 

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Nydree Flooring reveals first acrylic-infused wide-plank option for commercial spaces

Design meets functionality in Nydree Flooring’s new Wide Plank Collection. Intended for high-traffic areas, these first-of-their-kind wide planks are made from marine-grade Baltic-birch plywood substrate with a UV-cured ceramic urethane and acrylic-infused top layer, making them 300% more dent resistant than standard wood. With 5 finishes, the 7.5” planks deliver the drama of wide dimension matched with trusted durability.

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WoodWorks issues ‘Call for Nominations’ for the 2018 U.S. Wood Design Awards

“Wood Design Awards are a way to celebrate ingenuity in wood design,” said Jennifer Cover, PE, President and CEO of WoodWorks. “We meet a lot of building designers who are excited to leverage wood’s potential, whether it’s to maximize the value of a student housing project or luxury condominium by increasing the number of stories, attract quality tenants with a stunning office building, or design a carbon-neutral school. We look forward to hearing the stories behind this year’s winning projects, and inspiring others with their designs.”

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Integrity Housing opens new affordable community for seniors. Incorporating energy efficient construction and appliances, Olivera received the highest Gold Rating under the Green Point Rated Sustainable Program. This project was designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning with MJS Landscape Architecture. Photo: Olivera Senior Apartments, Pomona, Calif. Courtesy of Integrity Housing.

Integrity Housing opens new affordable community for seniors. Incorporating energy efficient construction and appliances, Olivera received the highest Gold Rating under the Green Point Rated Sustainable Program. This project was designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning with MJS Landscape Architecture. Photo: Olivera Senior Apartments, Pomona, Calif. Courtesy of Integrity Housing.

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