Monthly Archives: May 2012

Acoustics on the bus

The final day of the WoodSolutions tour took Make It Wood and the Australian group of architects and engineers to West Ham bus garage, in Essex.  Built by Transport for London (TFL), the challenge was to design a huge garage … Continue reading

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Royalty, lords and plebians

Built for Lord Rothschild, Windmill Hill at Waddlesdon Manor (below), was designed as an archive and study centre with supporting offices and storage. Completed in June 2009 the property took 21 months. Paying tribute to the location’s working past is … Continue reading

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Plyscrapers

Andrew Waugh is probably the most enthusiastic designer of wood buildings in the UK.  When asked why? ‘I understand it is the architect’s responsibility to act to help reduce the effects of climate change.  Wood is the only viable alternative … Continue reading

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Timber First Hackney

The fabulous WoodSolutions tour continued with day 3 of discovering wood buildings.  As Manager of Planet Ark’s Make It Wood campaign I am finding it fascinating learning about exactly why people choose wood. Hackney in NE London has the biggest … Continue reading

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Cambridge wood types

Cambridge – the ultimate resort for students of the ‘University of Life’.  Such is the destiny for those wishing to study; or is that to punt up the river.  Note that these students are particularly brave as the weather was … Continue reading

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Constructing CLT

Day 2 of the WoodSolutions tour of South England commenced with a visit to a cross laminate timber (CLT) site – St John’s College School in Cambridge.  The build will make place for a classroom, science bock, music and drama … Continue reading

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Educating Shakespeare

Educating Shakespeare – an afternoon of touring the reconstructed Shakespearean theatre, Southbank University and Kingsdale School in Dulwich all of which show off prime examples of timber frames, plywood and cross laminate timber. The Globe Theatre (below) is the first … Continue reading

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