An extra CLT timber floor adds art gallery chic to Lower James Street

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An extra CLT timber floor adds art gallery chic to Lower James Street
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A beautiful old Soho office building needed a refurb. Mass timber was the perfect material to provide an extra floor at the same time. “At the time, looking to extend a building with CLT wasn’t all that common,” recalls Matt Hale, Director at Hale Brown Architects. “I think Lower James...
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Transforming a former church into a welcoming community centre
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Konishi Gaffney’s overhaul of the Greyfriars Charteris Centre in Edinburgh dramatically transformed the existing buildings. It created flexible events spaces and an elegant nondenominational sanctuary. Sitting at the base of Arthur’s Seat, an ancient volcano, the original Greyfriars church was built in 1912. Its community outreach and enterprise centre was...
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passivhaus
The personalised passivhaus with a place for everything
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With a refined barn-like form expressed in timber and locally sourced sandstone, the award-winning Godwit House feels at once agricultural and contemporary. Sitting on the plains of the Coquet Estuary in Northumbria, this bespoke home, designed by TDUK members Mawson Kerr Architects, claims its crown as (for now) the most...
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making a splash
Making a Splash | Why timber is a great choice for a swimming pool structure
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Many people might incorrectly think that timber is a risky choice for swimming pool construction. Quite the opposite: timber is a resilient, healthy and robust material to use. It also looks amazing... 10 metre beam, used with a king post truss pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved with...
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Brent Cross Pavilion by Moxon Architects
A community showcase of flexible architecture
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Embracing larch and spruce both in its structure and frame, Brent Cross Pavilion was the first building constructed in the new 180-acre Brent Cross Town development. Aiming to create a flourishing ‘park town’, real estate developer Related Argent - in partnership with Barnet Council - pledged to create 6,700 new...
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The latest issue of Supplying Timber is out now!
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Packed with inspiring stories of stylish timber buildings, the new Supplying Timber magazine is out now. For all the latest timber supply news, legislative updates, new products and top tips for building with timber, look no further! Understanding American Red Oak The August/September issue is an essential read for anyone...
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Finding paradise in a timber office building
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Your first timber project can be a daunting experience. Why did Bywater Properties take the timber route for Paradise SE11 - a 6-storey South London office space? Theo Michell, Co-Founder, Bywater Properties “We acquired the site in 2018 and received planning in early 2020,” explains Theo Michell, co-founder of Bywater...
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The UK’s tallest timber office building
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Architects Piercy&Co are the designers behind a timber-based redevelopment of the former Holborn Town Hall in London. The site sits on the southeast corner of Gray’s Inn Road and Clerkenwell Road in Camden. Planning permission has been granted to developers Global Holdings (GHMG UK) to create the UK’s largest full...
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Know your wood – Red Oak
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Each issue, we take a look at a particular wood species or wood product. This time it’s the turn of American red oak - a sustainable and strong wood that machines well, steam bends and takes colour beautifully. The tree Rather than a single species, American red oak refers instead...
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Read the new issue of Designing Timber – out now
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Packed with inspiring stories of stylish timber buildings, the new Designing Timber magazine is out now. For all the latest timber news, building case studies and valuable CPD, look no further than our informative new issue. One of the Osnaburgh Pavilions, a honeycomb-like gridshell structure created by Xylotek An essential...
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