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Mass Timber’s Carbon Impact

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Though mass timber offers many benefits over traditional building materials, its renewable nature and negative carbon impact are perhaps the most exciting. Turning trees into timber emits fewer greenhouse gases than the manufacture of traditional building materials like steel and concrete. That alone is a carbon benefit. However, it’s the carbon that is removed from the atmosphere and stored in …

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MITOSIS Biophilic Regenerative Ecosystem in Soest

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MITOSIS Biophilic Regenerative Ecosystem answers the need for healthy homes has hardly ever been more apparent than during the current global condition. The current efforts to reduce the negative impacts of buildings are inadequate. Therefore the built environment must be designed in a different way. To bring regenerative collective habitation to all scales of development, Amsterdam architecture practice GG-loop, sharing …

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BIG unveils The Village student centre for Johns Hopkins University

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Architecture firm BIG has won a competition to design a village-like student centre for the Johns Hopkins research university in Baltimore, Maryland. BIG came up with The Village design proposal for the Hopkins Student Center in response to an international design competition. The winning scheme for the 150,000-square-foot (13,935-square-metre) building will provide a non-academic hub on the Homewood campus of …

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BRANZ Scientist Wins Royal Society Te Apārangi Video Competition

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BRANZ Materials Scientist, Anna Walsh, has won the professional category of the Royal Society Te Apārangi 180 Seconds of Fascination video competition. This competition is open to early career researchers and challenges participants to take a storytelling approach to their work by producing a three-minute video suitable for a general audience. Anna worked with colleagues to put together the video …

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Three Storey Diagrid Design – Scion Innovation Hub

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Scion is a NZ Crown research institute that specialises in research, science and technology development for the forest, wood and wood-derived materials and other biomaterial sectors. TimberLab was involved early in the design phase of this iconic project under an ECI (Early Contractor Involvement) agreement to assist the design team with DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) principles. The ECI …