Manipulating and bending wood is an  age-old practice, from walking stick handles to bentwood chairs. EcoCurves, manufacturer of glulam timber arches, promotes speed and flexibility as its main advantages in the modern manifestation of the technique. Using computers that can turn the most elaborate shapes into products in just 40 minutes, the firm can make roof arches up to 19m wide. It’s a far cry from your grandad’s walking stick, but retains a satisfying sense of the traditional.

Timber Expo Stand C81

 

Latest

South Africa’s housing crisis puts the UK’s in the shade. Joseph Noero takes a practical approach to his mission to change that

Simple, affordable Table House has huge potential to improve lives

RIBA Royal Gold Medal winner famed for buildings such as the Olivetti offices, Fountains Abbey visitor centre and the Downland Gridshell among others; teacher, collaborator and known above all for his inclusive, optimistic approach

Hugely influential designer, teacher and Royal Gold Medallist

Architect Tom Bennett explains why the urgency of arresting climate crisis leaves him no alternative but to get involved – seriously

One architect on why climate activism is worth a criminal record

Profits flatline in the RIBA Business Benchmarking 2019 survey despite bigger workloads for architects bringing in more revenue

Employment is up, so is international work – the results of RIBA’s Business Benchmarking survey

The latest Cupa Pizarras ventilated slate cladding features vertical rectangles ideal for the clean lines of modern projects

Slate cladding in vertical rectangles is the perfect fit