Danish students scoop top prize in timber design competition

Danish students scoop top prize in timber design competition

A design for a cutting-edge timber structure inspired by nature scooped the honours – and the £3,000 top prize – in this year’s TRADA National Student Design Competition.

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Timber composite structure is show star

Timber composite structure is show star

An innovative hanging installation is the result of Architectural Association students’ exploration into membrane and timber composite structures.

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Spotlight on The Observatory

Spotlight on The Observatory

An award-winning pair of wood cabins - inspired by geometric forms and a 15th century painting - have been used to test and develop innovative timber cladding materials and are the subject of TRADA’s latest case study.

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New must-read book for timber designers

New must-read book for timber designers

A major new publication from TRADA – Structural Timber Elements: a pre-scheme design guide – highlights how designers can iron out any issues early on when working with timber.

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Oak tops the UK list of hardwoods

Oak tops the UK list of hardwoods

Oak continues to be the most commonly specified hardwood in the UK, according to research from Grown in Britain Woodstock

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