Wood Archive

  • Proposed project utilizing wood and plants seen as catalyst for future sustainable buildings   Penda architects have teamed up with wood consultants from CLT-brand Tmber to propose a modular and natural high-rise tower in Toronto. The Tree Tower Toronto project is seen as a catalyst […]

    Tree Tower Toronto

    Proposed project utilizing wood and plants seen as catalyst for future sustainable buildings   Penda architects have teamed up with wood consultants from CLT-brand Tmber to propose a modular and natural high-rise tower in Toronto. The Tree Tower Toronto project is seen as a catalyst […]

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  • Highest wooden building in the world to be built in Amsterdam Beginning in 2017, construction of the tallest timber tower in the world will get underway on the banks of the Amstel River in Amsterdam. Called HAUT – drawing inspiration from haute couture or designed, […]

    Above all else

    Highest wooden building in the world to be built in Amsterdam Beginning in 2017, construction of the tallest timber tower in the world will get underway on the banks of the Amstel River in Amsterdam. Called HAUT – drawing inspiration from haute couture or designed, […]

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  • Wood – a natural choice for today when considering our tomorrow by Peter Moonen National Sustainability Manager Canadian Wood Council Photography: Ema Peter (Vancouver, BC) Photo courtesy of the Wood Design & Building Awards Program In November 2015, countries from around the world came together […]

    Wood – Renewable and Responsible Choice

    Wood – a natural choice for today when considering our tomorrow by Peter Moonen National Sustainability Manager Canadian Wood Council Photography: Ema Peter (Vancouver, BC) Photo courtesy of the Wood Design & Building Awards Program In November 2015, countries from around the world came together […]

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  •   Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre built to world’s strictest environmental standards By Sarah Hicks Walking through the Hollidge Tract of the York Regional Forest today it is difficult to believe that a century ago it was a treeless wasteland. Yet as recently […]

    Forest Stewardship and Education Centre wins Environmental Design Award

      Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre built to world’s strictest environmental standards By Sarah Hicks Walking through the Hollidge Tract of the York Regional Forest today it is difficult to believe that a century ago it was a treeless wasteland. Yet as recently […]

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  • Up, up and away Adventurous homeowner bucks tradition with unique treehouse dwelling Photo credits JVL Photography For 20 years, the owner of a beautifully-lush, heavily-wooded Ottawa property lived in a little bungalow surrounded by abundant foliage. Then something happened that changed things forever … and […]

    Treehouse

    Up, up and away Adventurous homeowner bucks tradition with unique treehouse dwelling Photo credits JVL Photography For 20 years, the owner of a beautifully-lush, heavily-wooded Ottawa property lived in a little bungalow surrounded by abundant foliage. Then something happened that changed things forever … and […]

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  • The Grotto Sauna is a feat of old-world craftsmanship and new-world sustainability There’s something striking and arresting – and in this case, mysterious – about the all-wood Grotto Sauna. All we know – because the owner has requested complete anonymity – is that this sculpted […]

    A secret place

    The Grotto Sauna is a feat of old-world craftsmanship and new-world sustainability There’s something striking and arresting – and in this case, mysterious – about the all-wood Grotto Sauna. All we know – because the owner has requested complete anonymity – is that this sculpted […]

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  • The ‘wood dances’ in the visionary art nouveau design featured at Bar Raval Some might go to a bar to get a relaxing drink after work. But at Bar Raval, Toronto’s pintxos hotspot located in the city’s Little Italy district, visitors can expect much, much […]

    A taste of Spain

    The ‘wood dances’ in the visionary art nouveau design featured at Bar Raval Some might go to a bar to get a relaxing drink after work. But at Bar Raval, Toronto’s pintxos hotspot located in the city’s Little Italy district, visitors can expect much, much […]

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  •   By Natalie Tarini Communication Manager and Canadian Wood Council Secretary   Wood Innovation and Design Center Photograph by: Ema Peter, Courtesy of Michael Green Architecture, Vancouver BC When we’re young, we’re encouraged to dream big. But somewhere throughout the process of growing-up, we begin […]

    The Sky’s the Limit – Wood you believe it?!

      By Natalie Tarini Communication Manager and Canadian Wood Council Secretary   Wood Innovation and Design Center Photograph by: Ema Peter, Courtesy of Michael Green Architecture, Vancouver BC When we’re young, we’re encouraged to dream big. But somewhere throughout the process of growing-up, we begin […]

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  • The folks at Confederation Log & Timber Frame know all about the many green benefits First, let’s clear up one misconception about log homes – they are definitely not bad for the environment. In fact, says Rick Kinsman, president of Confederation Log & Timber Frame, […]

    Why a wood house is a good house

    The folks at Confederation Log & Timber Frame know all about the many green benefits First, let’s clear up one misconception about log homes – they are definitely not bad for the environment. In fact, says Rick Kinsman, president of Confederation Log & Timber Frame, […]

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  • Algonquin College’s new Perth Campus building by GRC Architects is a 4,155 m2 (44,715 ft2) facility that combined several strategies, including sustainable wood construction, to create an efficient, environmentally responsive educational building. The building contains two volumes, an Academic Hall and a Construction Wing, which […]

    Schooled in Sustainability: Algonquin College’s Perth Campus Meets the Gold Standard

    Algonquin College’s new Perth Campus building by GRC Architects is a 4,155 m2 (44,715 ft2) facility that combined several strategies, including sustainable wood construction, to create an efficient, environmentally responsive educational building. The building contains two volumes, an Academic Hall and a Construction Wing, which […]

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