RESILIENT WOOD Location: Maniwa, Japan East of Kyoto, in the Okayama Prefecture, is the small town of Maniwa. The rural countryside is a drastic contrast to the bustling cities which I have already encountered, like Tokyo and Kyoto. Maniwa is positioned between the Chugoku mountains and covered in forests, and the wood industry is a major component to the region’s vitality. The reason for my visit to this area is because it is a central hub for the operations of the Meiken Lamwood Corporation. Meiken produces many different types of wood materials for building, but most notably, they are the foremost Japanese producer of cross-laminated timber panels. Kesurokai So, this is what the tea house looked like inside when it was finished: It has an open area at the front with a hearth and kettle (the Japanese blacksmith made the hook for this and it is very beautiful), and a raised area at the back with tatami mats which were also made on-site and I will post more about them in the future. There is tracking for sliding doors front and back and I guess these will be added later along with the roof, which I think will be made of wooden shingles.
home building in Vancouver home building in Vancouver Observations & Comments by Tomas Machnikowski Photo Journal of Home Construction Architecture, Design & Innovation With architects turning their attention to timber as a favourite material for cladding, Steve Grimwood, Managing Director of OrganoWood®, the natural wood preservative specialist, explains the necessity for specifying a wood protection that offers more than just an aesthetically pleasing finish. Timber has always been a popular cladding material in many countries throughout Europe. This is due to timber offering a unique combination of both aesthetic and practical features. As a strong, reliable and attractive material, timber is a sought after choice from architects and end users, for both residential and commercial cladding applications.
Architype / What We're Doing / The UK's Leading Passivhaus, Sustainable Architects What’s it like to be a Part 1 at Architype? Izzy joined Architype in February 2016 as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant; her first full-time position in an architects practice. We caught up with her on what her experience has been like so far… JT: Hi Izzy, so you’ve been working in the Hereford Office for 8 months now, how has the experience lived up to ... Open Joist TRIFORCE Blog - Triforce Knowledge is power, as the saying goes. I was called into a jobsite recently and found a damaged joist. You can see by the picture that the bottom chord got an undue amount of downward force on it, resulting in a split. A joist repair... Read more When it comes to designing and installing a floor system, having strength as well as deflection and vibration performance at lowest possible cost is a natural objective.
Blog — BMK Design Services This project was one of the most rewarding of projects to date. The first part of the project was to design a beautiful New build timber frame barn/ garage along side the main building. Work was well underway carefully dismantling the existing structure of the main building which gave us some time to concentrate on the design of the barn.
LP Building Products Recent Articles Engineered Wood Magazine: Summer 2016 Issue The latest issue of Engineered Wood Magazine is now available online and highlights the current developments in the building industry... Read More Architect, Nea Poole Shares How Women Are Transforming the Architectural Gubb's Earthship 2-way hydraulic ram running at 1200psi presses clay into the tyres. The steel band around the tyre is needed to constrain it or the tyre just elongates. Note how swollen the tyre is. For anyone contemplating building a press I’d suggest using a ran with a two stage spear for easier operation, and making the plates at the end of the ram as big as the tyre walls can be spread apart.. Wade & Clinton (15yrs) using tyre press. Together they could press 30 265X70X15” tyres in a morning and still have energy to play sport in the afternoon.
Blog - Daizen Joinery “Kezurou-kai” is Japanese group with 15,000 members. Translation of this name to English means “Shaving – group” demonstrate the traditional Japanese hand tools, techniques and traditional method of building such as post and beam and stucco wall finish to the public. As people know, Japanese blade are made out of melting carbon steel to soft steel so it is hard and sharp at the carbon edge but flexible so shape can be adjusted, all done by hand except the pounding to strengthen the steel has some machine hammer on duty.