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Woods and Plastics in Building

Seven Types of Timber Used
in This House

MNy Arkitekter has used seven varieties of timber to create this gabled house on the shoreline of a small lake in Tenala, Finland (+ slideshow).Local studio MNy Arkitekter gave House Åkerudden a gabled form that references the existing architecture in Tenala, a rural community around... more from


Plastic Architecture: 12 Projects that Highlight the Potential of Polymers

Over time, an endless spectrum of materials has become available for use within the realm of architecture. However, one material that seems underrepresented is plastic, a versatile and malleable compound that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. In light of the many applications of plastics in architecture, we have... more from


The Race for the Wood Skyscraper
Starts Here

At a newly renovated plant in Riddle, Ore., workers glue together boards harvested from nearby forests, where Douglas fir has grown for thousands of years, and feed the resulting 10-by-30-foot panels into a pneumatic press. What comes out three hours later, their boss is convinced, is the building material of the future. more from

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Accuride International                       View Website
Santa Fe Springs, CA                      Request Catalog
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ASST Beyond Surface Level              View Website
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ASST Beyond Surface Level Solutions is an award-winning fabricator, manufacturer and product designer.
Azek                                                   View Website
Scranton, PA                                   Request Catalog
AZEK manufactures PVC products including Trim, Mouldings, Deck, Porch, Railing, and Pavers.

Bensonwood Homes                          View Website
Walpole, NH                                   Request Catalog
BENSONWOOD is a premier designer-engineer-builder of energy-efficient timber frame, hybrid, LEED...

Buzon Pedestals                                View Website
Herstal-Belgium                              Request Catalog
Buzon® screwjack pedestals have been installed in 35 countries in a broad array of applications for public ..

Energy Panel Structures                    View Website
Graettinger, IA                                 Request Catalog
Solid core buildings using SIPs, which constitute the largest growth market, offer ENERGY STAR...
Formglas                                           View Website
Toronto, ON                                    Request Catalog
Formglas® has been world's most innovative manufacturer of architectural shapes made of...

Harvest Timber                                  View Website
Longbranch, WA                             Request Catalog
Windswept Weathered Wood sidings for interior and exterior elevations are derived from “standing dead”...
INNovation Panels                             View Website
Bellflower, CA                                 Request Catalog
INNovation Panels and our designer catalogues are guaranteed to please customers’ needs both ...
Lightwave Laser                               View Website
Santa Rosa, CA                             Request Catalog
Lightwave Laser offers precision artistry in laser-cutting. We primarily serve the hospitality, cabinetry...

Pollmeier                                          View Website
Portland, OR                                  Request Catalog
For us as an operating company of sawmills, protection of the environment is of foremost significance....
ResinArt                                             View Website
Costa Mesa, CA                             Request Catalog
Resinart is the pioneer of flexible moulding and has been supplying the building materials industry since...

Rulon Company                                 View Website
St. Augustine, FL                            Request Catalog
Rulon International has been manufacturing wood ceilings and acoustical wood walls for over 25 years.

Structural Wood Systems                  View Website
Greenville,, AL                                Request Catalog
Structural Wood Systems is a full-service single source supplier capable of satisfying all your require...

TimberTech                                       View Website
Wilmington, OH                              Request Catalog
TimberTech offers a complete line of low maintenance outdoor building products that are durable and made ... is a comprehensive and efficient research, communication and advertising platform for the building & design industry.
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