Designing Timber

cover of Designing Timber issue 7
Designing Timber | Issue 07
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Issue 7 of Designing Timber, a magazine from Timber Development UK (TDUK) dedicated to architects, designers and anyone working with timber.
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Cover of Designing Timber Issue 6
Designing Timber | Issue 06
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Issue 6 of Designing Timber, a magazine from Timber Development UK (TDUK) dedicated to architects, designers and anyone working with timber.
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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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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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Designing Timber 5
Designing Timber | Issue 05
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Fifth edition of Designing Timber, a magazine from Timber Development UK (TDUK) dedicated to architects, designers and anyone working with timber.
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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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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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wood city
Stockholm Wood City
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It feels as if 'largest timber project ever' stories are becoming increasingly common. But this one is particularly ambitious: it's "the world's largest known construction project in wood". Developers Atrium Ljungberg have announced that work will start on Stockholm Wood City in 2025 – a huge timber project spanning some...
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