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Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design. The UK’s premier competition for design in wood.
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Wood Awards Jan 15
One of the Bespoke 2019 winners is Littoral Chances 1&2. The cabinets appear chaotic and improvised but are carefully made using adaptations of traditional construction techniques. The hand-shaped elliptical section of the legs echoes that of yacht masts
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Wood Awards Jan 2
One of the Bespoke 2019 winners is The Kissing Benches made for Glyndebourne. These benches are a contemporary take on an old style of outdoor seating, designed to enable people to engage in conversation, embrace or kiss.
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Wood Awards Dec 23
The Structural Award winner 2019 is House in a Garden. The roof’s tent like form is shaped and informed by light and shadow. Wood-lined ‘internal’ spaces (living rooms and bedrooms) are juxtaposed with marble-lined ‘external’ spaces (wet areas, pools and courtyards)
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Wood Awards Dec 18
The Small Project winner 2019 is MultiPly. The vertical maze of stacked CLT modules and staircases creates labyrinthine spaces which intertwine, inviting people to explore the use of wood in architecture and reflect on how we build our homes and cities.
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Wood Awards Dec 16
The 2019 Interiors winner is Battersea Arts Centre. The new ceiling is constructed of three layers of 18mm thick birch-faced plywood. Many apertures provide multiple rigging and lighting positions from the technical walkway built into the roof space above.
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Wood Awards Dec 12
The 2019 Education & Public Sector winner is Cambridge Central Mosque, the first purpose-built mosque in Cambridge. The project is a calm oasis of contemplation within a grove of trees, inspired by an image of the garden of paradise.
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Wood Awards Dec 3
Commercial & Leisure 2019 winner - Royal Opera House 'Open Up'. At entrance level, subtle American black walnut elements inlaid in the stone floor offer a warm welcome. Descending into the double-height Linbury Theatre foyer, the atmosphere becomes more intimate and theatrical.
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Wood Awards Nov 21
Congratulations to all of our 2019 winners! A full list can be found here Pictured: Cork House - Gold Awards and Private winner 2019
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Wood Awards Nov 17
SHORTLIST 2019: Udon Stool consists of five parts, all CNC routed with a 2D CNC machine. The holes for the legs were also cut out with the CNC router and the legs were then added by hand. The uniqueness of woodgrain has been matched with a very unique aesthetic
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Wood Awards Nov 16
SHORTLIST 2019: Iso Cabinets were inspired by Bridget Riley and the Op-Art movement, which is based on geometric abstraction and illusion. The name Iso refers to the fact that the cabinets’ geometry is based on an isometric drawing that incorporates 30-, 60- and 90-degree angles
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Wood Awards Nov 15
SHORTLIST 2019: Kent Stick Chair was created using hand tools and embraces the textures made by the tools. The piece was assembled with moisture differential joinery, resulting in a chair that becomes tighter and stronger as the components dry around one another
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Wood Awards Nov 14
We have announced the Buildings categories ahead of next week's ceremony, take a look here
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Wood Awards Nov 14
SHORTLIST 2019: Burnout is inspired by the Bruder Klaus Chapel by architect Peter Zumthor. Taking his idea of burning out a wooden mould, it has been adapted to work with low-hazard resin and paper. The paper is rolled and twisted in different variations to create the mould.
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Wood Awards Nov 13
SHORTLIST 2019: Bio Iridescent Sequin is a response to the unsustainable sequins used in fashion and textiles. Through extracting the crystalline form of cellulose, wood imitates the alluring visual aesthetics of shiny plastic while remaining lightweight, strong and compostable
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Wood Awards Nov 12
SHORTLIST 2019: The Science Museum Lab Stool is delivered in a robust, reusable cardboard storage case and can be put together in under 15 minutes using just an Allen key. Made using beech, the stool offers a real solution to small space living
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Wood Awards Nov 10
SHORTLIST 2019: At 3 metres long, Max Table is designed to be a centrepiece in any environment, from conference spaces to dinner parties at home. The table’s simplistic design is deceivingly sophisticated and has been carefully considered with shipping and smart assembly in mind
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Wood Awards Nov 9
SHORTLIST 2019: The LATIS range is a collection of 3 lightweight, versatile chairs that all share the same steam-bent frame made from a single piece of specially selected ash. All the seat components have been cut into recesses to ensure the chair appears light and modern.
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Wood Awards Nov 8
SHORTLIST 2019: These benches are made in two sizes. The gallery bench is designed to sit in the middle of a room, the foyer bench is for use at the edge of the room and allows for sitting on one side. They are finished with natural oils to keep the timber as natural as possible
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Wood Awards Nov 7
SHORTLIST 2019: Inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, Zani’s jewellery is a reflection on the urban environment. The My Seoul collection is influenced by the contrast between South Korea’s sombre modern architecture and its vibrant ancient wooden temples & painted palaces
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Wood Awards Nov 6
SHORTLIST 2019: This unmatched pair of collecting cabinets is based on the beauty of chance composition. Designer David Gates is drawn to industrial and agricultural architecture, including jetties and pylons, and the paraphernalia that populates these sites, such as containers.
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