Design

New Temple Complex
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The New Temple Complex was designed by James Gorst Architects for the White Eagle Lodge, a multi-faith, nondenominational spiritual organization.
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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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‘Flowing and beautifully functional’ – the award winning bespoke oak chest
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A meticulously considered, scorched oak chest, Serenade, by John Makepeace OBE, has taken the top prize in the Bespoke category in the Wood Awards. Inspired by the ancient hollowed-out tree trunks that were used to carry the possessions of those on the move, this chest of drawers accommodates the personal...
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Highlights
TDUK’s 2023: read all about our highlights!
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Merry Christmas! It's been a packed year for Timber Development UK. We've been busy promoting timber in construction across the board, working hard to support our members and their businesses.  Here's a selection of highlights from a very productive 2023... Launch of our Timber Knowledge Sheets Discover how the timber...
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Community design initiative takes top prize with volunteer-built furniture project
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Mentsen, together with The Exchange – an Erith-based community group – has taken out the top prize in the ‘Production’ category of the Wood Awards with their project ‘The Exchange table and chairs’. In a true achievement of sustainable, skilful community-led design and production, these collapsible and stackable oak tables...
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Refurbished council flat with ‘AI-generated’ engravings wins interior design award
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The ‘intelligently designed’ Dragon Flat, by Tsuruta Architects, has taken the top prize for interior design at the Wood Awards 2023. Subtly reconfiguring the layout of a 1950s duplex council flat in West London, Tsuruta Architects has created a delightful and personal space that enriches the lives of its occupants...
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Spruce House & Studio named UK’s best new timber home
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‘Contemporary, calm and monastic’ – this East-London timber home designed by ao-ft has won the top prize for the Private category at this year’s Wood Awards. All photos © Rory Gardiner This newly built East London home and self-contained garden studio celebrates the beauty and sustainable nature of cross-laminated timber (CLT),...
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Black & White Building
‘A pioneering achievement’ – timber office complex wins 2 prizes
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The Black & White Building is a double winner in the Wood Awards 2023 – with the Waugh Thistleton Architect-designed timber office block taking out both the Commercial and Sustainability categories. This 17.8-metre-high mass timber office complex, commissioned by forward thinking developers The Office Group (TOG), stands tall as a...
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Durley Chine Environmental Hub
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The Durley Chine Environmental Hub is a new seafront visitor centre for Bournemouth that has been built using low carbon and repurposed materials.
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New Temple Complex takes the Gold Award
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A multifaith community complex, designed by James Gorst Architects for White Eagle Lodge, was announced as the UK’s best new timber building, having won the Gold Award at the 2023 Wood Awards. Through a celebration of the natural materiality deeply embedded in the area’s local history, New Temple Complex is...
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