Bridge-inspired furniture is CNC machined and hand sanded

MILAN -- London-based designer Sabi unveiled a furniture duo comprising a bookshelf and a chair that each incorporate elements found in a tied arch bridge. Sabina Blasiotti, creative director of Sabi, said the furniture named IL Pontaio pays homage to the timeless elegance of Italian classical furniture design. She added that she drew inspiration from the symbolism, aesthetics, structural integrity, and cultural significance of bridges for the Il Pontaio furniture pieces. 

Wood Pro Expo Lancaster

WPE Lancaster rolls out the red carpet for the A&D community

MANHEIM, Pa. – Members of the Architectural Institute of America can earn continuing education units (CEUs) gratis at Wood Pro Expo Lancaster (WPEL), Oct. 12-13, at the Warehouse at the Nook. A different AIA-sanctioned course will be offered each day of the show by representatives of Wilsonart in partnership with Fessenden Hall. Both courses are free for AIA members as well as attendees and exhibitors.


New model helps understand behavior of wood in different moisture and temperature conditions

Wood's moisture content makes it difficult to use as load-bearing structures without drying processes, but in a new dissertation in building technology, Winston Mmari studies the interaction between heat, moisture, and transport mechanisms in wood and develops a model to predict the behavior of wood under mechanical load at different moisture and temperature conditions.