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Why Wood is So Good: Part 3

Restorative Environments: The Impact of Wood on Well-Being By Rick Reynolds The built environment we inhabit can have an enormous impact on our lives, affecting us both physically and psychologically. Along with concerns for the environment and personal health, a movement is underway to better understand these effects. And with increased interest in healthy homes [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:48+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Designing Homes for the Airbnb Age

By Rick Reynolds. For some time now the market has been shifting towards both an “experience economy” and a “shared economy.” Essentially two sides of the same coin, these economies are driven by the ascending generation of American consumers, the Millennials—those born between 1982 and 1994, reaching young adulthood around the year 2000, notably the [...]

2017-02-16T14:18:25+00:00 September 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Why Wood is So Good: Part 1

Part One—Wood is Nature’s Gift By Rick Reynolds If wood didn’t “grow on trees,” so to speak, we would have had to invent it. The material is truly a stroke of genius, compliments of Mother Nature. As an all-natural product, wood is multi-layered, which gives it great tensile strength: its cellulose is bound by a [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:48+00:00 July 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Why Wood is So Good: Part 2

Part 2—Engineered Wood: The World’s Most Advanced Building Material By  Rick Reynolds and Paul van Winkle  While it’s difficult to improve on Mother Nature, progressive architects, engineers, builders, and manufacturers are introducing more and more advanced manufactured wood products into the built environment. From cross laminated timbers (CLTs), to glulam lumber and heavy timbers, to [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:48+00:00 July 8th, 2016|0 Comments