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February 13 2020

Timber building exhibition showcases exemplar work

Architecture & Design Scotland have curated a new exhibition showcasing the leading examples of timber construction drawn from across the country.

Focussed on the sustainable use of the material The Best use of Timber showcases five projects which have helped to redefine how timber is perceived by demonstrating its versatility of use in projects ranging from modest family homes to a grandiose distillery.

Jim MacDonald, chief executive of A&DS said, “Scotland has a great resource of timber, as well as fantastic design skills. This is very clearly demonstrated in the range of fantastic projects showcased in this exhibition. Using timber – as a sustainable, locally sourced material - is particularly important as we tackle the climate crisis and move towards a more sustainable, circular economy.”
 
“Timber represents a significant opportunity for innovation and a sustainable new industry. Already 85% of newly built homes in Scotland use timber frames. We know that there is a need to continuously develop skills and expertise in the field of design and timber construction. We hope that with this exhibition we can showcase the potential of timber and expand that knowledge even further.”

Andy Leitch from Scottish Forestry added: “Not only does the timber add to the aesthetics and structure of the projects, it also acts as a carbon store for the lifetime of the building."

The selected works were drawn from the annual RIAS Awards and will be displayed on Level 2 of The Lighthouse from 20 February to 6 April.

A new steading by Ian O'Brien Architect is one of the more modest projects
A new steading by Ian O'Brien Architect is one of the more modest projects
A timber-focussed refit of the Glasgow Film Theatre by McGinlay Bell makes the grade
A timber-focussed refit of the Glasgow Film Theatre by McGinlay Bell makes the grade

The Cairngorm National Park HQ by Moxon is one of the projects on display
The Cairngorm National Park HQ by Moxon is one of the projects on display
The Macallan Distillery by Roger Stirk Harbour & Partners continues to make waves
The Macallan Distillery by Roger Stirk Harbour & Partners continues to make waves

1 Comment

Walt Disney
#1 Posted by Walt Disney on 13 Feb 2020 at 12:07 PM
Quite an interesting selection of images. As stated, 85% of new build houses are timber frame, but obviously a 3 bed semi in Kirkcaldy isn't particularly sexy..but the volume market is where the opportunities for innovation and better sustainable construction are. Also slightly misleading to state that timber is a locally sourced material? Scotland doesn't produce anywhere near the quality and quantity of structural timber to satisfy demand. The majority of our construction timber comes from eastern and nothern Europe.

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