During the 2020 Busan Korea Build show at NEEDHAUS factory, a designated NLT (nail-laminated timber) manufacturing and construction company, Canada Wood Korea (CWK) held a kickoff meeting for the Jinju NLT Community Centre Demo Project…. more
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Every year since 2014, Canada Wood Korea (in collaboration with universities in Busan, the second-largest city in Korea) has held a university-based training program in conjunction with CWK’s participation in a trade show. Dubbed… more
Recently, Korean media has been paying more and more attention to tall wood buildings and wood as a building material.
On October 18, SBS – one of South Korea’s three national television networks – aired a 50-minute… more
A year ago, I introduced 4-storey, 21-meter cultural facility building using wood infill partition walls with a steel main structure near Seoul in Korea. Recently, I revisited the site to see the completed building. It has been transformed… more
Jangheung County, the first slow city in Asia, designated by Cittaslow, has signed an MOU in July with four construction-development companies for investing 72.5 Billion Won to build 300 units of wood-frame houses by 2025 under the brand… more
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, many tradeshows and industry events have been postponed or cancelled in order to protect the health of attendees, exhibitors, and employees.
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Seoul-based architects Kawa and SoltoZibin has won a competition award for designing the Forest Welfare Education Centre in Daejeon. The winning design seeks to showcase a hybrid use of CLT, Glulam and wood infill wall systems to maximize… more
Facing declining birthrates and depopulation, many of South Korea’s rural towns have been trying to deploy a series of policies and approaches to roll back this trend. Damyang, a county situated in the southmost province of Korea well… more
Smart House, a Korean wood home builder, signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) with Canadian panelization fabricator AmeriCan Structure this February to jointly invest in the opening of a new panelization plant to meet the growing… more
As the world continues to recover from the COVID-19 induced economic recession, South Korean President Moon administration has proposed spending $60 billion over the next five years on the Korean New Deal to prepare the South Korean… more
Since confirming its first domestic case of COVID-19 infection on Jan. 20 in South Korea, the COVID-19 outbreak has battered the nation’s exports and depressed local consumption. The pandemic has brought the global economy to a… more
Recent Building Trend: Benefits of Wood Building Featured by Korea’s Largest Broadcasting Corporation
The push for wood has been supported by one of Korea’s largest TV channels Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation(MBC). The media outlet recently featured a TV program headlined “The recent trend is wood frame building: the building with wood… more
A recent third-party cost comparison report conducted by a Korea general contractor company shows wood infill wall system can save 20% construction cost over traditional concrete walls. The study was done for the Seoul City Social Housing… more
IDS is one of the leading architectural firms in Korea and considered as the champion and leader in the sustainable architecture of wood buildings, notably through the design for Korea’s tallest modern wood construction.
The design of a high-end residential complex in Gyeonggi Province, Korea, was released recently. The project will be comprised of 34 post-beam wood houses using glue-laminated timber (Glulam) made of Canadian fiber and all other framing… more
Incheon wood frame Dagagu House demo project was recently featured in a full-page article on Jung-Ang Daily, one of the three most prominent newspapers in South Korea.
Headlined “There is no such wood frame house as the… more
On April 29, The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) of Korea announced that the height limits of wood buildings will be eased as early as July 2020 to reflect the latest developments in wood construction and wood-based… more