Timber and Woodworking

The wood protagonist in The Hungry Fox, a Café in Melbourne designed using biophilic principles

The link between our physical environments and our emotional wellbeing has been substantiated by a number of studies. Australian designers seem to have a unique affinity with the natural environment and an innate understanding of how best to bring nature closer to life and leisurePhoto: Tizia May PhotographyPhoto: Peter TarasiukThe latest example of this skill is a café which recently opened its doors in Melbourne...

Foto de New range of SCM machining centres for solid wood

New range of SCM machining centres for solid wood

SCM is changing the ‘rules of the game’ for machining doors, windows, stairs and solid wood elements. At the heart of the new accord 500 and accord 600 models and the upgrade of the morbidelli m200 lies the need for customers to regain control over their time, making significant gains in productivity while still achieving excellent quality on finishing...

Foto de Copperwood House, Haus Architects creates a modern family dwelling in Indiana with thermally modified American ash

Copperwood House, Haus Architects creates a modern family dwelling in Indiana with thermally modified American ash

Copperwood broke ground in fall 2015 for a family of four seeking an energy efficient, modest, modern dwelling.The site's name, originated by the owner's son, was inspired by the color of the surrounding woods and landscape; an untouched natural site adjacent to farmland and bustling with wildlife, but itself not ideal for agriculture. Ultimately, the design solution was a balance of the unique site opportunities paired with the owner's simple lifestyle needs and love of travel...

Foto de The studio GROUPWORK + Amin Taha renovates a house in London with touches of AHEC American cherry tree wood

The studio GROUPWORK + Amin Taha renovates a house in London with touches of AHEC American cherry tree wood

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) is the leading international trade association for the U.S. hardwood industry, representing the committed U.S. hardwood exporters and the major U.S. hardwood product trade associations. AHEC presents a new housing project, renovated with its American cherry wood. This project has been carried out by the English architecture studio GROUPWORK + Amin Taha...

Foto de The Contour House, using American Hardwoods, wins the Private category at Wood Awards 2016

The Contour House, using American Hardwoods, wins the Private category at Wood Awards 2016

Contour House, constructed largely using American white oak, has won the Private Buildings category at this year's Wood Awards. The winners were announced by Grant Gibson, editor of Crafts magazine, at the 45th annual Wood Awards ceremony at Carpenters’ Hall on 22nd November.The Wood Awards is the UK's premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in the world's only naturally sustainable material...

Foto de Kitayama K Architects designed a sustainable Café in Melbourne with a modern clean aesthetic

Kitayama K Architects designed a sustainable Café in Melbourne with a modern clean aesthetic

The commitment to seasonality and sustainability of Hunters’ Roots Café and Juice Bar in Melbourne's Katherine Place is evident in its honest and fresh design. Kitayama K Architects were called on to create an environment which aligned with the food philosophy of owners Jeffrey and Kerry Chew.Responding to a brief for a modern clean aesthetic, Architect Kei Kitayama has created an interior inspired by wooden fruit crates used in abstract form...

Foto de Mit Mat Mama, a minimal, light-filled store designed by Román Izquierdo Bouldstridge using American ash

Mit Mat Mama, a minimal, light-filled store designed by Román Izquierdo Bouldstridge using American ash

Architect Román Izquierdo Bouldstridge was commissioned to design a store front for maternity brand “Mit Mat Mama” in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Spain. The principal concept was to create an atmosphere where products and architecture come together in a harmonious nature filled with plants and natural light, using American ash by AHEC.Upon entrance, two mannequins beneath a lemon tree are immediately visible, followed by American ash timber ladders and a spiral staircase...

Foto de Interview with Karen Lee on expectations for Interzum Guangzhou 2016

Interview with Karen Lee on expectations for Interzum Guangzhou 2016

In an interview of with Timber Design and Technology magazine to Ms. Karen Lee, General Manager South China of Koelnmesse Co., Ltd., talks about the trade fair for suppliers of the furniture industry, CIFM / interzum Guangzhou 2016.01. In retrospect, what were the major achievements of the last edition of Interzum Guangzhou?interzum guangzhou 2015 saw the addition of Hall 12...

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