The heft and feel of a well-worn handle,
The sight of shavings that curl from a blade;
The logs in the wood pile, the sentiment of huge beams in an old-fashioned house;
The smell of fresh cut timber and the pungent fragrance of burning leaves;
The crackle of kindling and the hiss of burning logs.
Abundant to all the needs of man, how poor the world would be
Without wood.

Everard Hinrichs, quoted by Eric Sloane in A Reverence for Wood


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Great Designs in Wood (61) - The Wood Innovation and Design Centre

You've watched Michael Green speak on housing the world and why we should be building wooden skyscrapers. And now, theory has been transformed into reality, at the Wood Innovation and Design Centre of the University of Northern British Columbia.

Going Wood is a growing trend. And the good folks of British Columbia are leading the way.


Anonymous said...

That is so cool!

Richard Harrold said...

It is interesting that we have to relearn how to build with a material we have been using for centuries.

Jeff Wartluft said...

Congratulations BC for pushing the envelope for the use of wood in construction in new ways.