Work begins on Candlewood Suites hotel at Fort Drum

Work begins on Candlewood Suites hotel at Fort Drum

Workers broke ground this week on a new hotel on the post.

First look at 16-storey landmark building planned for Bath Road riverside site in Totterdown

First look at 16-storey landmark building planned for Bath Road riverside site in Totterdown

Residents of Totterdown have cast their eyes over fresh plans for what could be a landmark location on the Bath Road – a 16-storey tower block development right next to the River Avon.

TEDxPortland Video: A sustainable timber skyline: the future of design by Ben Kaiser

TEDxPortland Video: A sustainable timber skyline: the future of design by Ben Kaiser

The design and structural craft of building with wood in America is finally changing – for the better.

US startup Katerra aims to “remove unnecessary time and costs from the building process”

US startup Katerra aims to “remove unnecessary time and costs from the building process”

As prefabricated buildings become increasingly prolific, Silicon Valley design-build firm Katerra hopes to revolutionise the construction industry by using a technology-driven and full-services approach to creating structures at a large scale.

Wood be good: Why top Australian architects love timber for building homes

Wood be good: Why top Australian architects love timber for building homes

John Wardle Architects readily admits to being “obsessed” with using timber in residential designs.

Solar-powered cross laminated timber prefab homes for struggling millennials pop up in a single day

Solar-powered cross laminated timber prefab homes for struggling millennials pop up in a single day

An increasing number of people in the United Kingdom make too much money to qualify for social housing, but struggle to afford high rent prices. Prefabricated homes manufactured at the Legal & General Leeds factory could meet housing needs for that group (largely millennials) – and the first houses from the factory recently popped up in the London area. Called LaunchPod, the 280-square-foot homes were ordered by housing association RHP, and were designed by architecture firm Wimshurst Pelleriti.

Step inside the perforated-brick Barrett's Grove, designed by Amin Taha + Groupwork

Step inside the perforated-brick Barrett’s Grove, designed by Amin Taha + Groupwork

Barrett’s Grove by Amin Taha + Groupwork is a slender, cross-laminated timber housing structure built along a Victorian Street in London.

MAKING WOOD WORK FOR TIMBER TOWN BASEBALL

Making wood work for timber town baseball

Lynn Lashbrook has been at it a long time — for more than 20 years, since he moved to Portland from Kansas City in 1996.

Book review: tall wood buildings

Book review: tall wood buildings

David Valldeby reviews the book Tall Wood Buildings: Design, Construction and Performance, by Michael Green and Jim Taggart.

A wonderful cross laminated timber prefab tiny home

A wonderful cross laminated timber prefab tiny home

There are many ways you can obtain a tiny home if you are looking to downsize.

Nevergreen

Russ Vaagen: buildings we deserve

While checking social media, I came a cross this article from ARCHITECTURE AU on LinkedIn.

Fire testing completed on full-scale mass timber building

Fire testing completed on full-scale mass timber building

Five full-scale mass timber fire tests in a multi-story apartment building have been completed with promising results.

Plywood's surprising role in shaping our modern world

Plywood’s surprising role in shaping our modern world

A new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum aims to bring the underrated material to prominence once and for all.

Consumer demand driving interest in wood technology

Consumer demand driving interest in wood technology

The drive for sustainability in tall buildings has led to increasing interest in the use of timber as a major structural element, even in very tall buildings.

Could wooden skyscrapers spark a revival?

Could wooden skyscrapers spark a revival?

Daybreak in Forks begins with the roar of chainsaws bringing down trees with a thunderous crash.

Lumber mill gets a bargain, Bear Camp gets a boost 

Lumber mill gets a bargain, Bear Camp gets a boost 

A 3.2-million-board-foot timber sale federal officials said was designed as a landscape restoration project will reap little financial benefits other than the first major repairs in three decades to a popular forest road.

Researcher studies cross-laminated timber as seismic retrofit tool

Researcher studies cross-laminated timber as seismic retrofit tool

Safer historic buildings and more jobs for the timber industry are the goals of a partnership between an Oregon State University structural engineering researcher and a newly formed nonprofit group in Corvallis, Oregon.

What it would take for an 80-story wood tower to rise in Chicago

What it would take for an 80-story wood tower to rise in Chicago

Downtown Chicago hasn’t seen a new wood-construction building in more than a century.

Australia’s largest commercial timber building rises in Sydney

Australia’s largest commercial timber building rises in Sydney

Timber constructions are rapidly carving their rightful place in urban environments all over the world, and now, beautiful Sydney is home to the Australia’s largest commercial all-timber building.

Recycling your home: Can structural wood be reused for the same purpose?

Recycling your home: Can structural wood be reused for the same purpose?

The average abandoned home in Michigan contains about enough lumber to fill two school buses.