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The hottest new thing in sustainable building is, uh, wood

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The many, many benefits of using wood in place of concrete and steel. Architects, builders, and sustainability advocates are all abuzz over a new building material they say could substantially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the building sector, slash the waste, pollution, and costs associated with construction, and create a more physically, psychologically, and aesthetically healthy built environment. The …

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Rothoblaas: CLT roof supported by columns: 7 x 7 metre grid

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The elegant roof structure of Handl Gastro Service is breaking records … The ceiling to the new Gastro Service of Markus Handl Beteiligung GmbH is complete. The new combined trading operation and production facility supplies some of Tyrol and Vorarlberg’s more refined restaurants and hotels with high-quality meat and sausage specialties. The absolute special feature of the building that was integrally designed with …

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Denmark’s first timber parking garage will be enveloped in greenery

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Danish architecture studios Open Platform and JAJA Architects have won an open competition to design Denmark’s first all-timber parking garage in the coastal city of Aarhus. Designed with a reduced environmental footprint, the new multilevel parking garage will be built from cross-laminated timber and partly enveloped in greenery to help contribute to the country’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by …

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Mahana House – back to the future

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This is a story about a priest, an architect and a builder… Two years ago, Reverend Craig Dixon approached Scott Watson, Business Development Director at Naylor Love, to talk about building healthy homes for those least able to afford them. Naylor Love embraced Craig’s idea, collaborating with renowned Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, and local design studio Isthmus. The result is …

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Nelson Airport wins Gold Award at ACE Awards

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Project name: Nelson Airport TerminalConsultant: Dunning Thornton ConsultantsClient: Nelson Airport Limited Nelson Airport Limited wanted a new terminal building that had a visual and spatial impact, without compromising future-flexibility. Dunning Thornton Consultants was contracted to provide the structural engineering design and coordination for the building.  The new terminal features a long-span, folded-plate timber roof that has few supporting columns down …

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Three Studio Pacific projects awarded at Best Design Awards 2020

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Congratulations to our clients and project teams for their success at the 2020 Best Design Awards, with three Studio Pacific projects receiving accolades. The Nelson Airport Terminal received a Gold Pin in the Built Environment category. The judges citation reads “Completely challenging the status quo of what it is to be a regional airport in New Zealand, this is a …