Goldsmith Street and beyond: Mikhail Riches’ award-winning timber-frame housing

Goldsmith Street and beyond: Mikhail Riches’ award-winning timber-frame housing
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With a strong track record delivering Passivhaus at scale, TDUK members Mikhail Riches have carved out a special niche for themselves designing large, net-zero carbon housing projects. Although Mikhail Riches' catalogue of timber projects dates back to Clay Field in Suffolk in 2009 - built with timber frame, lime-based insulation...
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Set the stage for timber success
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Read about some of UK’s high-quality timber stages for music, theatre and art Each of the following projects make use of the unique qualities inherent to timber, such as being lightweight, acoustic qualities for music performance, off-site manufacture, and this is just scratching the surface of its extensive list of...
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Wood Awards ‘advances the broader adoption of timber in architecture’ say past winners
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As the deadline for entering the Wood Awards approaches, two previous Buildings award winners explain what the Wood Awards means to them and why they chose to enter. Citing the quality of work, the comprehensive approach to selection and judging, and the enhanced exposure of projects, past winners emphasised the...
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‘Being a part of the Wood Awards exhibition guarantees exposure’
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With one month left to enter the Wood Awards, last year’s Furniture and Object winners describe the positive outcomes of participating in the Wood Awards 2023. Mentsen, a London-based design practice established in 2011 by Yasuyuki Sakurai and Risa Sano, is a two-time winner of the Production category. In 2023, together with...
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The Wood Awards 2024: Call for Entries Now Open!
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Enter the Wood Awards by 24 May (for free!) to join our celebration of the very best of timber design, craftsmanship and installation. The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for architecture and product design in wood - setting the benchmark, year-on-year, for timber excellence. With ten dedicated categories,...
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A beacon of sustainable reuse built using reclaimed timber groynes
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The Durley Chine Environmental Hub is a showcase of sustainable design using repurposed timber. Comprising a Passivhaus education building, a café kiosk and public toilets, this visionary building was designed by TDUK members Footprint Architects and WSP for BCP council. On the promenade of one of Bournemouth’s popular Blue Flag...
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Garden Room
So much more than just a Garden Room
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There’s more to the Garden Room, at Cwm Barn, than its name suggests. Arbor Architects designed an elegant, timber-framed annexe with Japanese influences. It's a space to get away from the house - the perfect complement to a family home in rural Peterchurch, near Hereford. The clients wanted a flexible...
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Lea Bridge Library by Studio Weave
A second life for fallen London trees
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Beautifully lined in a colourful patchwork of hardwoods from felled urban trees, Studio Weave’s pavilion is a dynamic and delightful addition to Lea Bridge Library. Images © Jim Stephenson. A red pre-cast concrete colannade runs the length of the wing. The non-structural columns contain downpipes taking rainwater to the tree...
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designtimber webinar
New designTimber talks – learn from architects, engineers & specialists advancing timber design
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Timber Development UK are delighted to host a third series of lunchtime designTimber webinars featuring exemplary timber buildings from the 2023 Wood Awards winners and shortlist. These monthly webinars will be presented by the multi-disciplinary design and delivery teams behind a diverse range of inspiring projects, from high-rise urban offices...
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CLT
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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