Wood Archive

  • Visionary architect proposes project with ‘zero-emission, zero-waste, zero-poverty’ for Philippines Paris-based architect Vincent Callebaut consistently attempts to bring an environmental preservation theme into his projects. In the Summer 2017 issue of Green Building + Architecture magazine, we featured an article on Callebaut’s Agora Garden Tower, […]

    Futuristic eco-resort

    Visionary architect proposes project with ‘zero-emission, zero-waste, zero-poverty’ for Philippines Paris-based architect Vincent Callebaut consistently attempts to bring an environmental preservation theme into his projects. In the Summer 2017 issue of Green Building + Architecture magazine, we featured an article on Callebaut’s Agora Garden Tower, […]

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  • 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 for […]

    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 for […]

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  • World’s leading tree house company caters to every whim while maintaining sustainability focus There are many ways to connect with your inner child. But perhaps none can compare with the pure, unadulterated joy experienced when you drift back to less-stressful times when dreams were constant […]

    When dreams come true

    World’s leading tree house company caters to every whim while maintaining sustainability focus There are many ways to connect with your inner child. But perhaps none can compare with the pure, unadulterated joy experienced when you drift back to less-stressful times when dreams were constant […]

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  • World’s tallest wood structure in B.C. a quantum leap forward for Canada’s forest and construction industries It can be easy to get caught up in all the hoopla about the tallest wood building in the world being built in Canada, at the University of British […]

    Top of the world

    World’s tallest wood structure in B.C. a quantum leap forward for Canada’s forest and construction industries It can be easy to get caught up in all the hoopla about the tallest wood building in the world being built in Canada, at the University of British […]

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  • Award-winning rebuild of St. Elias church in Brampton incorporates innovative wood products and new technologies Like the legendary phoenix, Brampton’s St. Elias Ukrainian Catholic Church has risen from the ashes – literally. Originally built in 1995, the church was destroyed by fire in 2014. However, […]

    Rising from the ashes

    Award-winning rebuild of St. Elias church in Brampton incorporates innovative wood products and new technologies Like the legendary phoenix, Brampton’s St. Elias Ukrainian Catholic Church has risen from the ashes – literally. Originally built in 1995, the church was destroyed by fire in 2014. However, […]

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  • With wood building products and climate change goals that means carbon, construction and COP21 By Peter Moonen, National Sustainability Manager Canadian Wood Council BC Passive House Plant, Pemberton BC Photo Credit: Ema Peter Courtesy of the Wood Design & Building Awards Program The April 2016 signing of […]

    The three C’s

    With wood building products and climate change goals that means carbon, construction and COP21 By Peter Moonen, National Sustainability Manager Canadian Wood Council BC Passive House Plant, Pemberton BC Photo Credit: Ema Peter Courtesy of the Wood Design & Building Awards Program The April 2016 signing of […]

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  •   Templar Flats in Hamilton at the head of its class in Ontario By Sarah Hicks, Communications Coordinator Ontario WoodWORKS! Templar Flats in Hamilton, Ontario, has the distinction of being the first occupied wood-frame mid-rise building completed in Ontario. It was constructed under provisions (O. Reg. 191.14) […]

    BUILDING WITH WOOD

      Templar Flats in Hamilton at the head of its class in Ontario By Sarah Hicks, Communications Coordinator Ontario WoodWORKS! Templar Flats in Hamilton, Ontario, has the distinction of being the first occupied wood-frame mid-rise building completed in Ontario. It was constructed under provisions (O. Reg. 191.14) […]

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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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