Joensuu Lighthouse wins the 2019 Wood Award
The 2019 Wood Award will be awarded to Joensuu Lighthouse. Its architectural design is by Arcadia Oy Arkkitehtitoimisto, with architect SAFA Samuli Sallinen as the chief designer. The award was granted at Finnish national Wood Day on November 28th in Helsinki.
Wood Magazine 3/2019
Themes: Tall wood buildings, Massive wood, Carbon footprint. In this issue, we take a look at carbon footprint calculations and at experiences and results from a comparative study. It is a sensitive subject. When carbon dioxide emissions are brought up in conversation, the climate tends to not be the only thing that heats up. Controversy and denial do not, however, reduce emissions.
Renovation of old furniture factory of Isku
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Isku’s old factory facility is part of the history of Lahti’s furniture industry. The facility has now gradually been renovated for new use, and the old factory has received a new lease on life.
New uses have been planned for the empty factory, which is developing into a modern student campus and business centre with accompanying services.
Nominees for the 2019 Wood Award have been announced and public voting is open
Nominees are presented in Finnish at our website. The Wood Award is handed out every year as an encouragement to a building, decoration or structure that represents high-quality, Finnish architecture or in which wood has been used in a way that improves construction technology.
See all the nominees and vote for your favorite: woodarchitecture.fi/puupalkinto
Adhesives in wood construction
Wood adhesives play a key role in modern industrial wood construction. Adhesives help save wood, and they can be used to build light but strong structures and to moderate the expansion and contraction that comes with the inherent moisture retention of wood. Modern industrial wood adhesives have been tailored to meet the needs of the wood industry and are constantly evolving. We asked an industry leader to tell us a little about adhesives and how they affect the properties of wood.
Wood in interiors lowers levels of stress
In interiors, wood seems to have the power to regulate people’s levels of stress. In a comparison of different work rooms, stress level, measured as the skin’s capacity to conduct electricity, was lowest in a room with wooden furniture. Not even plants brought into a room fitted out in white had the same effect. Read more