circular economy

Timber Circular Design: Waste Wood
Timber Circular Design: Waste Wood
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Wood is a valuable resource that can be reused and recycled. Products made from waste wood include particle board, animal bedding, and horticultural mulch. However, at present most waste wood is burned as biomass for energy recovery.
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Street view of The Hithe, with passing cyclist
Timber startup studios succeed on a tight site with a tight budget
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Wanted: a 200m2 building in London. Budget must not exceed 400K. Must be fully demountable in ten years’ time. Sounds like a tall order? That was the challenge that faced the team of If_Do architects and social enterprise Meanwhile Space. And then there were the site constraints to contend with…...
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untreated cladding
How well does untreated timber cope outdoors?
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Timber does not necessarily have to be treated to be used externally. It can provide robust results with an unparalleled aesthetic - free from chemical treatments. In this extract from TDUK's forthcoming Designing for Natural Durability, we showcase some great examples of buildings whose robust timber is weathering naturally and...
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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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Greyfriars by Konishi Gaffney
Greyfriars Charteris Centre
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Konishi Gaffney Architects’ refurbishment and extension of Greyfriars Charteris Centre in Edinburgh has transformed the underused former church and administrative building into a thriving community hub, providing flexible work and events spaces and a nondenominational sanctuary.
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Brent Cross Pavilion by Moxon Architects
Brent Cross Pavilion
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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. With exhibition, work and events spaces, all served by a public café, the new facility communicates the vision of the development and acts as...
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UK Hardwoods from Buckland Timber
UK Hardwoods Storage Building
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Built using timber from the client’s woodland, the UK Hardwoods Storage Building is a remarkable example of local businesses working together to use timber in a sustainable and creative way.
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Water Tower from Tonkin Liu - Dennis Pedersen
Water Tower
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In this retrofit project by Tonkin Liu, a steel-framed water tower has undergone a dramatic transformation to become a part-time residence for photographer Dennis Pedersen and his family.
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Velvet Mill
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Dominating the Bradford skyline is a group of magnificent Grade II* listed Victorian buildings, Lister Mills, with massive stone walls and an iconic 250 foot high chimney, inspired by St Mark's Campanile in Venice.
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