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Best Use of Timber Awards 2018 Publication

Scottish Forestry and Wood For Good present the 2018 Award for the Best Use of Timber

Since 2012 as part of the annual RIAS Awards scheme, Scottish Forestry and Wood for Good have combined to sponsor an award aimed at encouraging innovative and creative use of timber in new buildings in Scotland. The award also seeks to stimulate greater appreciation of home-grown timber and its potential for use in construction, with added consideration given to thoughtful and appropriate use of different species. Technical competence is, of course, paramount and the design and detail of how the timber is used was as much a part of the assessment criteria as imagination and overall architectural excellence. There is no restriction on building type or scale of project – from small to large and from domestic to commercial, the challenge is to show how suited the use of timber is to the development of new architecture in Scotland.

This Publication brings together the winner and shortlisted entries from the 2018 awards as well as views from the users of the buildings. The projects featured are:

Bath Street Collective, John Kinsley Architects
The Black Shed, Mary Arnold Forster Architects
Falls of Shin, CH Architecture Ltd
The Hawkhead Centre, Page\Park
Lochside House, Haysom Ward Millar Architects

Scotlarch® is the registered trade name for Russwood’s selected heartwood of Scottish-grown European Larch. A hard tough timber which dried quickly. It is about 50

10 Things about Earth Building

On 28th March A&DS welcomed the Scottish Ecological Design Association for our third annual collaborative event on materials. This time the focus was building with

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