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Technique Building extension retrofit glulam CLT exterior
The Technique Building
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The Technique Building received a new lease of life by a superstructure of glulam column-and-beam frame, and new storeys (with solid CLT floor slabs) added to the top. The building's six storeys feature high ceilings and generous open volumes.
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Lower James Street
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This rooftop extension of a 1920s office building used pre-fabricated CLT to create a dramatic double-height office space with a mezzanine floor and angled rooflights.
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Oak Tree House timber passivhaus
Oak Tree House
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Oak Tree House is the first certified Passivhaus to be constructed in the Tyneside area. Built beside an oak tree on a large sloping rear garden plot, it uses a breathable twin timber frame, site-sourced stone and minimises the use of steel.
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Goldsmith Street
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Goldsmith Street is an exemplary timber frame scheme of 93 highly sustainable homes, all socially rented, in the heart of Norwich. Designed by Mikhail Riches, the development provides a combination of family-sized houses and flats for Norwich City Council, all built to the rigorous Passivhaus standards.
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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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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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Larch Corner, a record-breaking timber frame Passivhaus
Larch Corner
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One of the most airtight buildings in the world, Larch Corner is almost entirely timber-based above its slab. That includes the insulation and cladding: it's a cosy Passivhaus that truly is a forever home for the client and his family.
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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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Godwit House
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Overlooking the Coquet estuary in Northumberland, this bespoke timber-built Certified Passivhaus has been carefully designed by MawsonKerr Architects to be kind to the environment, low cost to run and comfortable to live in.
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Read the new issue of Designing Timber – out now
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Packed with inspiring stories of stylish timber buildings, the new Designing Timber magazine is out now. For all the latest timber news, building case studies and valuable CPD, look no further than our informative new issue. One of the Osnaburgh Pavilions, a honeycomb-like gridshell structure created by Xylotek An essential...
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