Floating Homes Rising Sea

How Floating Homes can Cope with Rising Sea Levels.

Kevin Hill happens to be a man of the world who loves the sea, architecture and working with timber, so it might come as no surprise to hear he’s thinking seriously – even planning – to apply his knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to tackle some global issues.

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Timber Roof Adds finishing touch to Historic Changi Chapel

he 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.

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Timber Buildings go beyond Net Zero

Our four page feature in Wood in Architecture magazine: “Timber Buildings go beyond Net Zero to achieve Whole Life Carbon status” (Issue 2,2021), attracted a lot of positive attention. In print and online. It referenced the work of PEFC in promoting the Best Use of Certified Timber and the book by Pablo van der Lugt, “Tomorrow’s Timber”, published with the support of PEFC in Europe. Read the book review, headlined: Unearthing the Delights and Insights in “Tomorrow’s Timber”. This was reported in PEFC’s Media News Bulletin (July), as well as the Feature Article for the month and when ABC Carbon/Focus on Forests headlined: Mass Engineered Timber Heralds Arrival of the Next Building Revolution. The feature drew attention to two of Venturer Timberwork’s prominent Singapore projects – the latest Bedok Reservoir Water Sports Centre (pictured) and the Jurong Lake Gardens’ six pavilions under construction. (Reported elsewhere). It all goes to show that one big story goes a long way and leads us to the next section, Focus on Forests.

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Global Construction Review

The developer wanted an iconic art installation designed by famous artist James Turrell, but it had to be made with timber. The project team were sceptical at first, but here, Kevin Hill MCIOB, managing director of Singapore-headquartered engineered timber specialist Venturer, describes how they worked with an award-winning architect to conquer the complexity required to deliver pure simplicity.

It was the developer’s vision to include iconic art pieces within the Fari Islands Development, comprising a Ritz Carlton and Patina Hotel, the largest luxury hospitality development undertaken so far in the Maldives.

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