Four timber and glazing projects shortlisted for Wood Awards

27 November 2023

Four timber and IQ Glass projects were shortlisted for 2023 Wood Awards spanning both residential and commercial projects celebrating outstanding use of wood in buildings.

Made of Sand timber and structural glass box by IQ Glass. Photo credit: Jim Stephenson

Made of Sand by Studio Weave. Photo Credit: Jim Stephenson Photography

Made of Sand - Highly commended 

Award-winning Made of Sand has already scooped several awards this year due to its sympathetic double storey extension to stone cottage. The timber and glass extension designed by Studio Weave is an artist’s retreat with strong connections to its rural setting, thanks to the structural glass window box with with exposed Douglas Fir timber cladding. Made of Sand was highly commended by the judges for its extensively timber clad façade. Materials and craft play a key role in anchoring the double-storey extensions in its setting. Red Western cedar cladding has silvered, assimilating the building with the surrounding woodland. 

Wood Awards shortlisted projects

Black House Farm – Highly commended 

Designed by Robin Lee Architecture, Black House Farm was highly commended by the judges of Wood Awards for its restoration and reuse of the 17th Century Grade II listed farmhouse.  Timber finishes, IQ Glazing and structural components have been oiled, creating rich, naturally toned interiors. 

St John's College timber structure with rooflight by IQ Glass

St. Johns College – Shortlisted 

A new dining space with bar and café designed by MCW Architects was shortlisted for its use of timber in architecture . An impressive biophilic oak structure converging into an automated skylight at its apex forms the college's new dining and gathering space.

Lea bridge Library shortlisted for Wood Awards

Lea Bridge Library by Studio Weave. Photo credit: Jim Stephenson Photography

Lea Bridge Pavillion -Shortlisted 

Another of Studio Weave’s timber in architecture projects was shortlisted for a Wood Award. Making use of a mass timber primary structure, this single-storey extension revives the Grade-II listed Lea Bridge Library into a new civic heart for the community.  Timber with oversized curved sliding glass doors finished to the highest spec is now a hub for the community to enjoy for many years to come.

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