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Results of the TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competition

Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015
The advocacy for sustainable wood design continues to be on the rise around the world. Canadian organizations DBR | Design Build Research School and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) created the TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competition, which addresses two…

The mystical Forest of Arden Annex enchants Stetson University in Florida

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Built upon a bed of green grass at the Stetson University campus in DeLand, Florida is the Forest of Arden Annex. Design practice Art of Space from Springfield, Missouri built the temporary structure for a "space as event" project organized by the Hand Art Center and the…

Flashback: EKKLESÍA lights up the streets of Fallas Festival 2015 in Spain

Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Despite its metal appearance, EKKLESÍA was built from cardboard tubes, which were affixed into a cubic form atop a colorful mosaic floor consisting of 96,000 pieces of wood. Day and night, the pavilion attracted passers-by to gather and play. The temporary installation was designed by Miguel Arraiz García…

2015 Cavin Traveling Fellowship awarded to U. of Oregon alumnus

Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015
University of Oregon alumnus Alex Zelaya won the 2015 Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship. First awarded in 2007, the fellowship offers self-devised travel-study opportunities for young architecture students. This year's brief had entrants propose an architectural and/or landscape intervention around the Hellyer Velodrome in downtown San Jose, California. After…

Atelier YokYok to install winning “Treedom” centerpiece for Budapest’s summer Sziget Festival

Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015
Festival-goers at Budapest's colorful Sziget Festival this August will encounter "Treedom", an enticing forest of wooden trees at the heart of the Island of Freedom. Parisian practice Atelier YokYok designed the installation, which won first prize in the festival's Art of Freedom competition. Once Treedom…

A look at the Canadian Wood Council’s 2014 Wood Design Awards winners

Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Without a doubt, wood never goes out of style. Wood Design & Building Magazine of the Canadian Wood Council celebrated the latest winners of their annual Wood Design Awards program, which highlights projects in North America — and a few international ones — that demonstrate…

U.S. Department of Agriculture launches Tall Wood Building Prize Competition

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture officially launched their U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. As the first step of a new USDA and forest industry initiative, the competition is accepting entries that showcase an alternative solution approach to designing and building taller wood structures. The winner(s) will receive…

Winning projects of the 2014 U.S. Wood Design Awards

Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014
The winners of the WoodWorks 2014 U.S. Wood Design Awards sure know how to prove wood as a versatile material in architecture. Out of 140 entries -- the most the competition has ever received -- the jury selected nine of the most outstanding projects in wood architecture.…

Temporary pavilion by J. MAYER H. as centerpiece for Karlsruhe’s 2015 City Jubilee

Posted: Monday, March 03, 2014
It's party prep time for the City of Karlsruhe in Germany. Berlin-based architecture firm J. MAYER H. and Rubner Holzbau were recently commissioned by the city to design a temporary pavilion for its 300th anniversary in 2015. The wooden pavilion will be built in…

Berg | C.F. Møller & DinellJohansson propose world’s tallest wooden skyscraper for Stockholm

Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Berg | C.F. Møller and DinellJohansson recently won the competition to design a future residential landmark for Stockholm. Hosted by Swedish real estate group HSB, three competing teams were required to propose three innovative residential buildings for three central locations in the city. The…

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