Accoya® Wood - Architect Inspiration
The architectural landscape is often complex and has inspired architectural minds to challenge the traditional perceptions of materials such as timber. It is true that increasingly more architects, interior designers and psychologists are recognising the potential and, indeed, the importance of this material, creating functional masterpieces all over the world which will allow people to live and work more freely and happily, and to experience the world through a different medium.
Our blog articles explore architectural trends and questions, providing creative and inspiring content.
Due to numerous beautiful realisations around the world, Shou sugi ban is enjoying an increase in popularity. In the last two years this ancient Japanese technique has been rediscovered and is now reinventing the way modern constructions are using materials today, but what is Shou sugi ban?
We are regularly asked “what is Accoya?” Often contractors or architects might not be totally familiar with this high performance wood, but have heard the name and want to know more about it. We hope to be able to answer that question in this blog.
There's no need to neglect a smaller garden. Just because you don't have acres of space doesn't mean you can't surround yourself with botanical magic.Our friends at Oxford Planters have shared their 6 tips to maximise a small garden, we've discussed them here.
It's safe to say that Jon is an advocate of Accoya, and does not hold alternative materials with much regard at all.
Increasingly we face reports, journals and investigations that offer the same insights into your environment having a major impact on health and wellbeing. It makes sense in simple terms. Natural materials are good for you, unnatural materials are likely to be less good for you, or even bad for you
The use of sustainable products is a trend that also applies to gardens. With increasing awareness of high quality, sustainable materials the use of plastics and composites are declining. More and more gardeners are turning to sustainable and natural products that fit with the aesthetic of their own
The science behind Accoya® wood is acetylation. The process of subjecting a softwood to a vinegar, which turns it into a hardwood by preventing the cells in the wood from being able to absorb water. Providing the spectacular properties for which Accoya® is recognised.
Identified as the “Building of the Year” by ArchDaily in 2011 and one of the top 20 most visited Archdaily projects in 2014, the Moses Bridge project has become the most popular Accoya® project of all time.
Explore 14 stunning examples of exterior wooden cladding from building projects around the world, including hardwood cladding examples with imagery.
Decking is an ideal solution for both garden and commercial projects. Timber decking can be used to create balconies, walkways, maximise the use of sloping sites as well as low maintenance solution for outdoor spaces.
As a result of increasing global population and consumption, and a linear make-take-waste economy, our planet is over exploited resulting in depletion of the world natural resources, a huge waste problem, toxic emissions and ultimately global warming.
Creative, innovative or simply interesting, building façades create architectural standout. We explore 10 examples of outstanding wooden façades that don’t disappoint.
A look at striking architectural projects around the world to celebrate The London Festival of Architecture
Hardwood vs. Softwood – we explore the differences between the two woods and alternatives, allowing you to understand the differences and choose the right timber.