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You’ll find in-depth, up to the moment themed editions on Europe’s timber transformation in architecture and the built environment in Annular Unstructured.

Annular Further, provides a comprehensive forests, wood and timber culture resource, and a full archive of Fourth Door timber building and wood culture features is available in Annular Archive.

Annular Unstructured’s Free Form Swallows Function launch edition casts its lens on the dynamic Swiss timber engineering, research and materials scene. Featuring Hermann Blumer, Shigeru Ban, Biel Wood School,Blumer Lehmann, Lukas Imhof and TimberTec,
and more.

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Free Form Swallows Function – Swiss made engineering turns timber towards the future


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Twenty years of in-depth timber features from Oliver Lowenstein and Fourth Door

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A comprehensive wood and timber culture information resource

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Ferme du Rail – Grand Huit – A remarkable experiment marries permacultural urban farming principles with timber and straw construction.

High-Tech and Highlands – Scotland’s high-tech, timber-shell deck marries sophisticated engineering and computing power with geometric and timber complexity.

Wood for well-being – A new wave of Maggie’s buildings highlight timber’s warmth and healing qualities.

dRMM’s Jonas Lencer reviews the recent Building with Hardwood monograph.

Forest 4.0 Balancer

The Forest 4.0 Balancer project is set to explore relationships between forests, carbon footprints and construction.

Based on the embodied emissions of the City of London’s Leadenhall Building (92,210 metric tonnes of C02), Annular invites anyone involved in sustainability, timber, building and forests to speculate on what they could do construction-wise with 92,210 metric tonnes, given
the opportunity.

Event report: Pioneering the Potential 2021 – a Post-Local timber evening

Read the report, check the photos, and watch the videos of last year’s Pioneering the Potential.

Featuring Flimwell Park, (the Architectural Ensemble) from Switzerland, Lukas Imhof, London Metropolitan University’s Weald prototype HomeGrown House 2 project and further speakers.  

Pioneering the Potential 2022 – the Xylo Sessions – New wood evenings series 

Xylo Sessions 03 – 10 June 2022, Studio Hardie, Lewes, East Sussex

Marine Kerboua – Grand Huit architects, Paris, timber and straw urban farm, Ferme du Rail

Steve Wallis from dRMM, the pioneering industrial timber and CLT studio on their multi-storey makers and small trades, Workstack 

More information here
Tickets via Eventbrite here

New Unstructured 10 edition

Includes features on the return of Iceland’s forests, foresters, architects, and wood professionals writing on Richard Powers The Overstory, plus the brand new Rye History Discovery Centre by Edinburgh’s Simpson & Brown Architects.

Annular – as trees increase in size they add Annular Rings (or growth rings) year on year. Much can be learnt about trees, woods and wood from tree rings that is otherwise inaccessible.

Satellite forest map – European Forest Institute

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