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Design inspiration in timber waste

An old tip site turned recycling depot in the Melbourne outer suburb of Dandenong seems an unlikely place for furniture designers, chefs, architects and artists to find inspiration

2012 UK Field Tour

Where do find your information and inspiration? If you’re like most of us, you’ll look at magazines, surf the web, maybe attend some award events, get involved in a professional association and some development groups – and then, of course, there’s travel – near the top of the list for many people.

Planet Ark Environmental Edge TVC

Airing under the new Planet Ark Environmental Edge brand, a new television commercial highlights the fact that wood stores carbon and that this is an environmental positive.

Dream big and innovate

Sustainable architect, Michael Green demonstrates how you can use off-the-shelf timber products and standard connections to build taller and bigger buildings with wood. The key is to dream big and innovate.

House the world and save the environment

Sustainable architect Michael Green believes that architects have a fundamental obligation to tackle the big issues of climate change and world poverty. The only construction material that delivers a solution to these global challenges is affordable timber sourced from sustainably managed forests.

Timber for fun, feel and financial rewards

Environmentalist and architect Michael Green presents the broader motivations for using timber in construction: its natural qualities; its ease of construction; and its positive impact on the bottom line.

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