This week we kicked off the Timber Revolution

Timber Revolution

This week on Dezeen, we launched our latest series called Timber Revolution, which will investigate the potential of mass timber.

Over the next month, we will publish a series of interviews, opinions and case studies that will question whether mass timber can break steel and concrete’s hold over the construction industry.

Smith Mordak wrote an opinion piece as part of Timber Revolution

In an opinion piece for the series, Smith Mordak said that in order to realise the Timber Revolution, we must fundamentally shift the way we build to harmonise with tree and carbon cycles.

“We can’t detox our built environment by swapping out fossil-fuelled building materials for timber,” they wrote.

We also published a guide to mass timber in architecture and interviewed the “grandfather of mass timber” Hermann Kaufmann, who said that “timber was being abused”.

Stamps marking one year since the Russian invasion
Ukraine released a Banksy stamp to mark one year since the Russian invasion

To mark one year since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, the Ukrainian postal service released a stamp featuring an image by British artist Banksy and the words FCK PTN!

“We wanted the drawing to reflect the feelings of all Ukrainians – the desire to defeat the enemy and finally put him on the ground,” Ukrainian postal service director general Igor Smelyanskyi told Dezeen.

Destruction caused by earthquakes in Turkey
Turkish architects spoke to Dezeen about the destruction caused by last month’s earthquakes

This week, we spoke to Turkish architects about the aftermath of last month’s deadly earthquakes.

Architects in the country told Dezeen that the scale of destruction caused by the earthquakes was exacerbated by poor construction and that improvements to architectural education and practice must form part of the recovery plan.

Cody Dock Rolling Bridge
Thomas Randall-Page unveiled the Cody Dock Rolling Bridge in London

In London, British designer Thomas Randall-Page installed a footbridge that can be rotated by hand.

Called Cody Dock Rolling Bridge, the structure was made from weathering steel and oak and rotates via manual levers to let boats pass.

Milan Fashion Week set
A catwalk at Milan Fashion Week contained 200,000 condoms

We rounded up the key catwalk designs at Milan Fashion Week, including sets designed for fashion brands Diesel, Gucci and Blumarine.

Among them was a catwalk piled with 200,000 condoms, a terracotta room with billowing bales of cashmere and a medieval battlefield.

Silhouette of a person standing in front of a mono-pitched polycarbonate shed on a wooden deck shining light through timber slats on a slope in the New Zealand bush
A shed that doubles as a light sculpture was popular this week

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a timber and polycarbonate shed designed to double as light sculpturea skateboarding facility for clothing brand Supreme and a London mews house with a louvred oak facade.

Our latest lookbooks featured residential interiors with split-level living areas and open-plan rooms with mix-and-match flooring.

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