Venturer Chennai featured on CNA Singapore
Researchers at Nanyang Technological University have invented a near-invisible coating that makes wood fire-resistant, whilst retaining its natural beauty. Once heated, the chemicals in the coating react, turning into a black char and expanding to more than 80 times the original thickness. The blackened exterior prevents fire from consuming the wood underneath. It costs around $2 to cover a square metre of wood. NTU is in talks with several companies to licence the technology.
Chennai Engineered Timber prefabrication hub is in the formation process, says Hill India, working extensively on COP26 climate pledges, has huge potential of timber-based low-carbon housing construction for masses. https://www.fiinews.com/2022/04/19/projects-india-has-huge-potential-for-timber-based-low-carbon-housing/
The Changi Chapel and Museum is impressive in more ways than one. Now we’ve seen it for ourselves and it’s finally open to the public after a two and a half year closure for extensive rebuilding, you too can see the eye-catching new timber roof. Designed by Architects SG LLP and built with “Glulam” – glue-laminated engineered wood – by Venturer Timberwork, the new structure is the first certified Chain of Custody Project awarded in Singapore by the PEFC. It’s also the first time a sophisticated supply chain traceability process has been used by DoubleHelix to identify the source of timber. Sourcemap tracked the journey of the wood used in this project from forest to installation. Check out who’s reporting in the latest Venturer video on this project.bus leo.
Internationally revered for his sublime integration of light and space, Californian interdisciplinary artist, James Turrell once again transfixes the Art world with his latest installation Skyspace Amarta at Fari Islands, Maldives.