Timber design pioneers: tackling the sustainability challenge

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Timber design pioneers explores how collaboration can drive innovation in design and construction.

 

Chapter 4, Tackling the sustainability challenge, features three very different and remarkable projects:

  • Cowan Court, Churchill College
  • Rievaulx Abbey Visitor Centre
  • New Islington

 

Chapter 4 includes interviews with:

  • Tom Emerson, 6a architects
  • Adam Knaggs, SDC
  • Stuart Allan, Simpson & Brown Architects
  • Peter Hogg, Cowley Timber + Partners
  • Darren Jones, shedkm
  • Chris Shaw, Urban Splash

 

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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