Monthly Archives: November 2013

Sadie at AJ’s ‘Green Rethink Conference’ - 25-11-2013

AJ's Green Rethink

Sadie Morgan will deliver a short presentation on dRMM’s work in cross-laminated timber (CLT) with a focus on the material’s sustainability credentials.

Tomorrow’s AJ Green Rethink conference will discuss the future of green building and consider the future of sustainable housing development, city building, the adaptation of existing and listed heritage buildings, green policy and regulation.

There are still a few hours to go before booking closes. Don’t miss out!

dRMM Double Win at ‘Timber in Construction Awards’ - 22-11-2013

timber in construction

dRMM are delighted with their double win at the 2013 Timber in Construction Awards last night.

The Awards celebrate projects which have made significant advances in timber construction. dRMM’s Endless Stair and Four Dwellings Primary School won the ‘Small Engineered Timber Structures’ and ‘Education’ categories respectively.

dRMM’s Timber Studio has pioneered the use of engineered timber since 2000, promoting it as a relevant material for 21st century architecture.





Tower of Love is Highly Commended at Wood Awards - 20-11-2013

Tower of Love_(04)

The 2013 Wood Awards winning and highly commended projects were announced at last night’s prize-giving ceremony held at the Carpenter’s Hall, London. dRMM’s Tower of Love was highly commended in the ‘commercial and public access’ category.

The project was one of 30 buildings to be shortlisted by an independent panel of judges earlier this year. The pavilion is the first building to be erected on the Golden Mile in Blackpool for many years. It houses a restaurant, information office, registry offices and ceremony hall.

The project’s use of cross-laminated timber as both structure and internal finish is a deliberate strategy to position the product visibly in the realm of popular culture.

Battersea Powers Up Again - 15-11-2013

Battersea Chelsea Bridge View

NLA Nights co-hosted by Battersea Power Station Development Company celebrate the regeneration of Sir Giles gilbert Scott’s iconic Power Station. Key speakers will present proposals to transform this iconic masterpiece as well as the realisation of Raphael Vinoly’s masterplan for the site. Director Philip Marsh will present dRMM’s design for ‘Faraday House’, a 113 apartment residential building that will define the western edge of the site and act as a billboard for the regeneration.

The NLA event, chaired by Peter Murray, will take place on Wednesday 20th November  at The Switch Room at The Pavilion, Battersea Power Station.

Image © Cityscape

Alex at Houtdag International Wood Day - 11-11-2013

Alex speaks at Houtdag

Director Alex de Rijke will present dRMM’s work in timber at the Houtdag Internationale event in Hulstkamp Gebouw Rotterdam on the 14th November 2013.

This year’s event, titled Wood: Building the 21st Century, will focus on the credentials, uses and development of cross laminated timber (CLT).  Alex’s presentation will focus on dRMM’s Endless Stair – a project which invents and demonstrates the use of hardwood CLT.

For more information on the event visit the Houtdag website.

Dolls’ House Exhibition - 08-11-2013

House for a Deaf Child

Twenty dolls’ houses designed by top architects and designers will be on public display on Sunday 10th November 2013 at Bonhams Auction House, London.

The dRMM/Richard Woods dolls’ house (House for a Deaf Child) is up for bids on the auction site until noon on Monday 11th November. The bidding will continue at the live auction event held that same evening at Bonhams.

All profits raised from the event will be donated to KIDS – a national charity working with disabled children, young people and their families in the UK.

Timber in Construction Awards – Endless Stair Shortlisted - 06-11-2013

Endless Stair for Timber in Construction Awards

Endless Stair has been shortlisted for the Timber in Construction Awards 2013, which will take place in Manchester at the end of November.

The awards recognise projects that have made significant advances in timber construction. Endless Stairrepresents the first example of American hardwood used in cross laminated timber (CLT). The project was conceived both as a work of architectural sculpture, as well as a research project advancing the knowledge of timber technology.

The award winners will be announced on the 21st November 2013.