NTU Researches Invention, an invisible coating that makes wood fire resistant

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.

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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 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.

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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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Skyspace Amarta by James Turell

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.

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Environmental Sustainability

DSTA received five Green Mark (GM) awards – including four Platinum awards – for delivering buildings with sustainable design, construction and operations…

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Amanpuri Retail Pavilion

It is fitting that Aman’s new retail concept should begin its journey at Amanpuri – the very first Aman property to open its doors on Phuket’s Andaman coastline 32 years ago…

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