The beauty of wood is that it engages all of our senses. Warm, rich and affecting, its surface has a tactile and sensuous strength, while the range of timber hues and the depth of individual grain delights the eye. Its appeal in design and construction is a natural one, as of course, all of these sensual elements are present when we build with wood.
Wooden structures effortlessly combine aesthetics and strength, thermal protection and environmental benefits to create spaces of optimal look, feel and function.
The unique properties of wood are seeing demand for timber based designs continually increase. And it is the innovative application of these unique properties that the Australian Timber Design Awards seek to showcase. Categories recognise outstanding use of timber in residential, public and commercial buildings.
Those who have been involved in the design or construction of a timber structure completed in the last 3 years are eligible to enter the 2011 Australian Timber Design Awards.
Please visit the Australian Timber Design website for more information.