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  • Endless Stair

    Endless Stair

    *AVAILABLE FROM MONDAY 30th SEPTEMBER - ORDER NOW!

    This publication tells the story of Endless Stair, a towering Escher-like structure that was erected outside Tate Modern in September 2013 for the London Design Festival. Made from American tulipwood CLT, it was an exciting exploration of space and form that also pioneered the use of a new material, and acted as a research project. It was designed by dRMM and engineered by Arup.

  • Sustainable American Hardwoods: A guide to species

    Sustainable American Hardwoods: A guide to species

    A fully illustrated and comprehensive technical guide to the properties, characteristics, and applications of the commercially available American hardwood species.

  • The Illustrated Guide to American Hardwood Lumber Grades

    The Illustrated Guide to American Hardwood Lumber Grades

    Provides a simplified explanation of the NHLA grading system, which is the national standard for the US hardwood lumber industry and forms the basis for export grading.

  • Sustainable American Hardwoods: A guide to grading lumber

    Sustainable American Hardwoods: A guide to grading lumber

    ** NEW DVD **

    Bob Sabistina, Consultant to AHEC for Lumber Grading, talks an audience of lumber salesman through the NHLA Grading Rules, covering measurement, grades, defects and species.

    Please note that only one copy can be ordered. The film can also be viewed in AHEC's video library. If you require multiple copies, please email europe@americanhardwood.org

  • Structural Design in American Hardwoods

    Structural Design in American Hardwoods

    Results of the tests carried out on white oak, red oak, ash and tulipwood to determine their characteristic values for structural design.

     

  • The Timber Wave

    The Timber Wave

    *NEW*

    A remarkable collaboration between AHEC, AL_A, Arup and Cowley Timberwork, the 'Timber Wave' is an investigation of just how far the technology of designing in wood can be pushed.  This publication explores the challenges of the project in American red oak. 

    The publication can also be viewed as an e-magazine here

  • Out of the Woods - The Creation of 12 Hardwood Chairs

    Out of the Woods - The Creation of 12 Hardwood Chairs

    This publication documents a unique collaboration between AHEC, the Royal College of Art (RCA), Benchmark Furniture and PE International in which 12 sets of students designed chairs, manufactured them, considered their life cycle analyses and exhibited the finished work at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the London Design Festival 2012. The project is not only an extraordinary flowering of creativity, but also addresses some of the environmental issues that will face the designers and makers of the future.

    This publication is currently only available in English.

    More information about the project here.

     

  • Out of the Woods: Adventures of 12 Hardwood Chairs

    Out of the Woods: Adventures of 12 Hardwood Chairs

    This book is composed of many different stories – written, pictorial, fictional and factual – that tell the adventures of twelve hardwood chairs. Drawn from many different sources, these stories skip through time and space, to describe the chairs’ real histories and project their possible futures. Visions of their futures are conjured by some of the UK’s most exciting writers and poets, with accompanying photography by Petr Krejci. A pictorial timeline, by the book designers Livia Lima and Fabienne Hesse, illustrates the chairs’ eventful lives in service to people and even hints their eventual demise.

    The book is a limited edition. Please email europe@americanhardwood.org if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    The stories are available as an iPad app by searching 'Out of the Woods' in the app store.

  • Hardwood References: Volume 1

    Hardwood References: Volume 1

    The first collection of case studies providing a snapshot of the extent to which European architects, designers, engineers and clients are specifying American hardwood in modern, and often award winning, contexts.

     

  • Hardwood References: Volume 2

    Hardwood References: Volume 2

    AHEC's second volume of case studies providing a snapshot of the extent to which European architects, designers, engineers and clients are specifying American hardwood in modern, and often award winning, contexts.

     

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