New chapter for Oxford Story Museum

New chapter for Oxford Story Museum
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Gripsure has played a key part in the transformation of the Story Museum in Oxford. The much-loved attraction has undergone a £6 million revamp, which involved extending, altering and refurbishing a mixture of existing buildings to create space for interactive exhibitions, displays, theatre performances and activities. At the museum's core...
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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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‘Making buildings sing’ – a panel on timber retrofit and reuse
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After three days displaying the Wood Awards shortlist exhibition at gallery@Oxo on the Southbank, TDUK hosted a live talk as part of the Material Matters programme of sessions exploring material intelligence with architects and designers. Responding to Material Matter’s overarching concern with the reuse of waste materials and the sustainable...
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Hemphasise wins TDUK Student Challenge
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A mixed-discipline student team from across the UK took the top spot in the 2023 TDUK University Design Challenge, as they competed to reimagine and retrofit a real-life building using timber. The University Design Challenge is the premier competition for students who wish to better understand how to design and...
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A panel with character
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Here, we take an in-depth look at Clear-Faced Douglas Fir Decorative Plywood, available in the UK from DHH Panel Products. Canadian Clear-Faced Douglas Fir is a decorative plywood that’s full of character and flair, and often chosen for its distinctive appearance. Its matured, sophisticated face, combined with a wild orange...
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Sets offer easy ways to panel a wall
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MDF profile manufacturer W.Howard has launched two Wall Panelling Sets – Slatted and Shaker – as part of its expanding Wall Panelling range. The Oak Slatted Wall Panelling Set enables the user to add a slatted screen feature wall to any room. Each set contains eight slats, which together can...
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Building a circular economy with timber
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How do we evaluate the true cost of waste? And if we look beyond steel and bricks, can building materials such as timber help create a truly circular economy? A panel discussion at the recent Footprint+ exhibition, featuring TDUK Sustainability Director Charlie Law, investigated. Recycling and the circular economy was...
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Meet the judges – University Design Challenge: Climate Responsive Retrofit
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On 14 July the four shortlisted teams for #TDChallenge23 will present their final designs to an expert panel of judges who will determine the winning projects. Responding to a brief to retrofit and extend an existing timber frame building - the cricket pavilion in Hereford - the participating teams have...
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Join us for the University Design Challenge 2023 live finals!
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Join us in Hereford on 14 July for the live finals of our 2023 University Design Challenge! Held at the New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering (NMITE)'s Skylon Campus, you are invited to join us for either the awards and celebration from 5.30pm - 8pm, or to watch the...
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Climate Responsive Retrofit: University Design Challenge 2023 is coming to an end!
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Addressing the urgent need to reuse and upgrade existing buildings, this year’s university design challenge has focused on the essential but challenging realm of retrofit. Seven team entries to the Climate Responsive Retrofit Design Challenge were longlisted and, of these, four teams have now been shortlisted for the live judging...
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