26 April 2021
Social Justice, Climate Justice
We're leading this year's Laminate Studio at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, Arkansas, investigating what we should build our buildings from, and why we should build them that way.
Making 90% of our new buildings from wood, rather than concrete and steel, could cut global CO2 emissions by 4% - more than the climate footprint of flying. How? Growing trees absorb carbon dioxide from the air and when used in construction, that CO2 remains stored in the wood – carbon captured in your beams, floors and walls. Now, treated timber can be versatile enough to build housing estates and strong enough for skyscrapers – or “plyscrapers”.
Tom Heap explains how it all works – and explores the benefits of living in a more wooden world, watch here!
13 April 2021
The Times: "Best Eco Building Designs”
With the UK committed to becoming ‘carbon net zero’ by 2050, Jonathan Morrison looks at the environmentally friendly design tricks that will help to get us there, sighting both WTA’s strong advocacy for timber, and Bushey Cemetery as exemplar new approaches with great green credentials.
26 May 2020
Offsite mobile vaccination solution
The Covid-19 crisis has seen a surge in the implementation of modular off-site solutions for new hospitals - these have helped the current situation, but what about the next stage? With the promise of a vaccine, how does the UK immunise 66m people as quickly as possible?
3 March 2020
Anthony Timberlands Center
WT/GO Architecture reveal their proposal for the design and fabrication facility at the Univeristy of Arkansas.
30 December 2019
V and A Christmas Event
We were delighted to be part of the V and A christmas event this year based on our Trenezia project. Those involved built scale model cities on water using cardboard modular units.
20 November 2019
Andrew Waugh on the Material Matters Podcast
Andrew speaks to Grant Gibson on the Material Matters podcast about CLT and building towers from timber.
9 October 2019
C40 World Mayors Summit, Copenhagen
Waugh Thistleton will be part of the C40 World Mayors summit in Copenhagen, leading discussions on wood construction and designing in mass timber.
23 September 2019
Global Climate Strike
Waugh Thistleton Architects joined the 4 million others across the globe on Friday 20th September to take part in the Global Climate Strike.
12 September 2019
The Green House wins AJ Retrofit Award
We are delighted to announce that our Green House project at Cambridge Heath Road has won in its category in the AJ Retrofit Awards for offices 5000 sqm or over.
25 July 2019
Wooden buildings – a solution to climate change?
BBC Future has published an article on the viability and positive results of timber construction.
12 June 2019
Habitation: Reinventing Housing for the Urban Age
We are proud to be part of the B1M's documentary "Habitation" featuring some of our London housing projects.
18 October 2018
The making of MultiPly
A beautiful film showing the making of MultiPly and the ideas behind the installation.
13 September 2018
100 Projects UK CLT published
We are delighted to announce our book, 100 Projects UK CLT, is available to download.
21 March 2018
Andrew Waugh on Radio 4's Costing the Earth
Andrew Waugh interviewed for Costing the Earth's 'Superwood' episode on BBC Radio 4.
5 February 2018
Andrew Waugh talks tall timber with the Economist
The Economist interview Andrew about the timber construction revolution.
26 September 2017
Waugh Thistleton on CNN Tech's Innovative Cities
The CNN Tech team visited the WT office recently to talk to us about how cross laminated timber is a low-carbon alternative to cement and steel.