Read more about Arcadia Nursery the winner of the 2015 RIAS Best Use of Timber Award. The project utilises Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), wood fibre insulation and timber cladding.
The Best Use of Timber Awards exhibition showcases the winner and shortlisted entries. The Award is aimed at encouraging innovative use of timber.
From our latest research into learning spaces, we present good practice on designing for STEM, social learning and in-between spaces.
Exemplars took a blended approach to design, connecting STEM spaces to the rest of campus. We look at the importance of innovation from institutions.
Places that encourage learning through collaboration are important for developing and applying classroom learning. We look at these spaces.
Some spaces create valuable exchanges and connections for educational buildings but defy convention. In-betwen spaces are key to a sense of community.
Developed around the ‘garden hospital concept’, the 344-bed Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary uses the natural environment for patient wellbeing
Designed to create a therapeutic environment, Woodland View’s non-institutional design provides mental health services in a mature woodland setting.
In this blog Toby Jeavons, of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, outlines the process of building the Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience.
Timber Theatre: Brian McGinlay, McGinlay Bell, writes about the process of creating a new and accessible space for the city at Glasgow Film Theatre.
Ian O'Brien writes about the challenges of building in a remote location, and the opportunities of using timber from a storm-felled oak.
David Jamieson of ZONE architects talks about the joys and challenges of creating a low carbon building in Edinburgh.