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Category: architecture

Swap steel, concrete, and brick for wood – wooden buildings are cheaper and cleaner

Architecture Design - April 2015- Although it may seem counter-intuitive, it would be better if we built buildings from wood than from concrete, brick, aluminium and steel. We use millions of tonnes of these modern materials every year. They have many valuable properties, but are energy-intensive to create, accounting for around 16% of the entire planets' fossil fuel production. Instead we could be using wood, which is also strong, renewable, and plentiful – we use only a fraction of the world’s... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Friday, April 24, 2015 | 3 comments
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200 Gray’s Inn Road New Landscaped Terrace Features Thermo-Treated American ash

AHEC - Clerkenwell, London - March 18, 2015 - Originally designed by architects Foster and Partners, 200 Gray’s Inn Road was built in 1990 by ITN as its headquarters and broadcasting hub. The office and studio spaces are set around a ten-storey height atrium which floods the building with light. The building is within a five-minute walk of Chancery Lane Underground station as well as the new Crossrail links that will be at Farringdon station upon completion. The property became part of... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Friday, March 20, 2015 | 0 comments
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American walnut brings a touch of class to Swiss private clinic’s main lobby

The American Hardwood Export Commission (AHEC) - January 27, 2015 - The Daler Hospital is a private surgical and maternity clinic located at the heart of the historic city of Freiburg, Switzerland, with a rich medieval heritage. The hospital sits on a wooded slope on one of the city’s many hillsides. This private clinic was founded in 1917 at the request of a local banker and devout Protestant, Jules Daler. In his will he bequeathed the best part of his estate to creating a private foundation... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 0 comments
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NHLA Honors Maxwell Hardwood Flooring

Earlier this year a pipe burst at the NHLA Inspector Training School in Memphis, Tennessee and ruined the majority of the school's hardwood flooring. Tommy Maxwell from Maxwell Hardwood Flooring heard the news and decided to donate all the wood needed to repair the floors. Maxwell donated several thousand dollars worth of wood as well as took responsibility for shipping and handling costs. This past week, NHLA presented Maxwell with a plaque to thank him for his recent donation at the West... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Monday, December 22, 2014 | 1 comments
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