The Wood Builder who swears by sustainability. Wood is also visually naturally beautiful, and surfaces that remain visible do not need to be finished separately.
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.
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.
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.
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.