Durability as a Design Criteria

Durability as a Design Criteria

Are buildings everlasting? Unfortunately not.  They, too, get sick and sometimes die. The previous article of this series dealt with how design and use of solid wood can create value in a building, through design flexibility.  This time we will try to understand how...
Does your space keep up with your evolving needs?

Does your space keep up with your evolving needs?

“How can we design large projects without necessarily imposing uniformity and rigidity where variety and adaptability over time are desirable? How can the big project nevertheless do justice to the small scale?” N. John Habraken, Control of Complexity, Places, Vol. 4,...
A few questions about the CLT Industrial Process

A few questions about the CLT Industrial Process

I take a cue from a fascinating article by Paul Kremer that helps to clarify a hot topic within the wood industry. The assessment of pros and cons of the various levels of automation in giving shape to a CLT plant.  This analysis becomes useful if you think about what...