Design & Architecture Trends Of 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has had a tremendous impact on every industry around the world, including the architecture and design industries. Globally, there has also been a shift towards cultural and societal awareness that is shaping the way people design and build. The pandemic helped to accelerate some architecture trends and raised questions about other well-established ideas.
Market Update: Supply Chain Disruption
At Thermory, we always want you to have the latest news on the wood industry, especially when it can impact your bottom line. Our customer, Mason’s Mill & Lumber Co., recently shared a blog post on how supply chain disruption affects pricing for domestic hardwoods and plywoods. It’s a comprehensive read on the current market conditions. Check it out below.
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How Does Thermory Perform In Different Climates?
No matter where you live when you’re choosing a decking or cladding material, you’ll have to be mindful of how that material will change over time from exposure to weather. When it comes to building with real wood, heat and humidity can have a huge impact on the cellular structure, which can damage it over time in extreme environments.
So how does Thermory hold up in extreme climates? We understand that many of you are looking for a material that will hold up no matter where you live. We want to provide the information you need, and hopefully give you some inspiration to think big and design whatever you can dream up, with fewer limitations.
Thermory USA Offering Continuing Education for Architects
Architects interested in learning more about Thermory and how to use our products in building design now have a free online learning opportunity.
The Thermory USA continuing education course, Using Thermally Modified Wood in Building Design, is now live on AEC Daily’s Learning Center. AEC Daily is one of the largest providers of continuing education (CE) to the construction, architectural, interior design, and engineering communities.
Thermory USA Welcomes New North American Distributor
Batavia, N.Y. – Thermory USA is proud to welcome a new distribution partner to their North American network. As of fall 2020, Stella Jones now has exclusive distribution of Thermory products across Canada.
This partnership will have a real impact on both contractors and customers alike; the most significant being more efficient shipping across the U.S.-Canadian border. “Smaller lift sizes, minor bundles, and a concentrated product mix makes stocking and storing Thermory a breeze, freeing up space and inventory dollars for our partners,” said Sandy Mills, National Thermory Wood Products Manager for Stella Jones. (more…)
The Benefits Of Biophilic Design
Design and architecture trends will always come and go, but there are a few tried-and-true, ancient principles that continue to inspire designers to create something memorable.
So how does biophilic design do that? Humans have an inherent connection to the natural environments that support life.
Biophilic design seeks to deliberately integrate nature with man-made structures. Nature – light, sound, wind, water, plants, topography, etc. – has played a critical role in human evolution.
Largest Illegal Lumber Seizure In Brazil’s History
Back in May 2020, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro authorized the deployment of the Brazilian Armed Forces to prevent and combat environmental crimes, such as deforestation, as well as fighting fires in the Legal Amazon.
Part of these operations, called Operação Verde Brasil 2 (or Operation Green Brazil 2), have seized about 329,000 cubic meters of wood since that decree back in May 2020. One-third of this, more than 130 thousand cubic meters of wood, were seized in Brazil’s largest operation known as Operation Handroanthus, or Operation “Ipe” beginning in November 2020. To put it in perspective, that’s about 6,200 truckloads of illegally-sourced wood. The scale of this operation was so significant, that soldiers from the Ministry of Defense had to be called in December 2020.
Thermory and Ha Serv Merge Companies Becoming World’s Largest Producer of Thermally-Modified Wood
Thermory and Ha Serv proudly announce the planned merger of their business operations, thus becoming the world’s leading and largest producer of thermally-modified wood. The definitive merger agreement simply furthers the collective company’s leadership position and operational efficiencies while maintaining world-class customer support and exceptional products already indicative of both brands. The current offering of Thermory products remains available throughout the U.S. and Canada via Thermory USA, with the overarching parent company – Thermory AS – still headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia. (more…)
Where Did Your Wood Come From? Thermory vs. Tropical Wood
Where your wood comes from matters. Of course you need a species that performs the way you want – color, durability, scent, installation, etc. – but considering where that wood was sourced should also be a major factor. (more…)
Thermory vs. Composite Decking
When it comes time to build or rebuild a deck, homeowners have more options than ever before. With the number of products on the market, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and make an incomplete choice.
The choice between a composite deck and a real-wood deck is a combination of priorities, expectations and knowledge. Let’s break it down so you’re armed with all the information you need to make the right choice for your needs. (more…)