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‘Super Tall Timber’ project shortlisted for RIBA President’s Medal for Research 2016 [winner TBA late 2016]



‘Super Tall Timber’ project awarded RIBA President’s Award for Research, Design and Technical category, 2016


River Beech tower design shortlisted for World Architecture Festival 2016 


Oakwood Tower design shortlisted for Structural Timber Awards 2016


Oakwood Tower ‘Platinum’ winner of the American Architecture Prize 2016 in the Tall Buildings category


Architecture of Necessity, Sweden, Shortlist, Bahay Kawayan Bamboo House

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Royal Society Summer Exhibition 2019

27 June 2019

Come visit us at our 'Timber Towers of Tomorrow' exhibit at The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019, London from the 1st to 7th July 2019 (10am to 6pm)

New insight into the structure of building blocks of plant biomass.

6 November 2018

In a paper recently published in Plant Physiology we investigate the structure and function of one of an important component of plant biomass – galactoglucomannan (GGM). The GGM is a polysaccharide, a polymer made from multiple sugar molecules joined together. It is one of the principal components of softwood, wood from...

FLOWER approved by the Interreg VA France (Channel) England Programme

15 June 2018

FLOWER aims to develop innovative flax fibre reinforcements for sustainable composites applications in the marine, automotive and point-of-sale advertising sectors

Professor Paul Dupree named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

7 December 2017

We are thrilled by the news that Professor Paul Dupree, our project Co-I has been named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher,with the Dupree group’s research among the top 1% most cited works in the field of plant and animal biology. Professor Dupree commented that: “ I’m very proud to be named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher...