Because she saw one at her school’s science fair, last week our youngest daughter asked me to help her build a catapult. Feeling intrigued by the idea of putting together something that shoots something else but not wanting to go overboard (you never know what kids do with these), I came up with this design. As […] Read more..
Here’s another inspirational round of amazing wood structures. A few days ago, the 8th annual Wood WORKS! BC Wood Design Awards were given out in various categories including Commercial, Residential, Multi-Unit Residential, Western Red cedar, Green Building, Interior Beauty, Engineering and Architecture and more. Congratulations also to architect Jim Taggart, FRAIC for receiving the BC Premier’s Wood Champion Award! Links: Wood WORKS! BC presents 2012 Wood Design Awards […] Read more..
Last Friday I had the pleasure to be invited to a barn tour organized by two of my Architecture colleagues – Max Page and Caryn Brause. As anyone who lives in the Pioneer Valley (the Connecticut River valley) knows, one of the truly vernacular building styles around here is the tobacco barn. This trip showed […] Read more..
Interesting art piece that combines wood, space and urban design: Migrating Landscapes brings wood city to Toronto
I just noticed something familiar in the images in Google’s latest blog post on the Turner Construction SketchUp Pro casestudy: That window in the right side of the screen is of course my Ruby Code Editor plugin! Great to see it put to such good use. Google’s post shows nicely how Turner uses SketchUp Pro […] Read more..
A standard has finally been approved for CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber), a new structural wood product that can be used either as a wall or as a slab. From the APA press release: ANSI/APA PRG 320-2011 Standard for Performance-Rated Cross-Laminated Timber, a new standard for cross-laminated timber (CLT), was approved for publication last month by by […] Read more..
Now that the holidays are almost here… I wish you all a joyful and peaceful time. Wherever you are and whatever you celebrate, enjoy time with your family, rest, relax, take some time off and recharge. All the best for the new year. See you in 2012!