Timber design pioneers: delivering high-specification interiors
In This Series
- Assessment of the durability and engineering properties of lesser-known hardwood timber species for use in marine and freshwater construction
- Avoiding landfill through effective wood waste disposal and a shift in product focus
- Bracing for non-domestic timber trussed rafter roofs
- Cross-laminated timber: an introduction
- Environmentally responsible construction: Community wood recycling
Timber design pioneers explores how collaboration can drive innovation in design and construction.
Chapter 2, Delivering high-specification interiors, features three very different and remarkable projects:
- The Vortex
- Coastal House
- Portledge Rear Staircase
Chapter 2 includes interviews with:
- Kate Murphy, Foster + Partners
- Edoardo Tibuzzi, AKT II
- Mark Hazell, TMJ Interiors
- Stephanie Macdonald, 6a architects
- Paul Batty, Price & Myers
- Geoff Crawford, Witcher Crawford Architects and Designers
- Warren Hughes, Warren Hughes Furniture
An inspiring aspect of this publication is the willingness of timber experts across the design team to learn from each other. The ability to recognise that the expertise of individuals in the project team can help to resolve some of the toughest technical problems has to be admired. Effective collaboration has enabled timber to reach its highest potential and that should be celebrated.
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