Arnold Laver sponsors the Wood Awards 2018
The Wood Awards
aim to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood. Arnold Laver are proud sponsors of the Wood Awards.
The judges in July 2018 announced the 32 projects that represent the best of British architecture and product design in the world's only naturally sustainable material. The 2018 winners will be announced in November 2018.
Gold Award 2017 Winner
Coastal House, Devon,
(Arnold Laver Gold Award & Interiors Winner 2017)
Price & Myers
Touch Design Group
Traditional Oak and Timber Co.
French Oak, British Douglas Fir, British Pine
Coastal House, Devon is an early-twentieth century family home with
extensive views of the sea. The house has been transformed by stripping it back to its stone walls. Originally raised on a plinth above a basement, the ground-floor has been lowered to the level of the ground. This has increased the size of the rooms and created tall, elongated openings to the outside.
A series of oak beams make up the exposed primary structure. The internal spaces have been completely reconfigured. Three floors on the north end of the house connect to two floors on the south. Each space has a distinct volume and ceiling height, with the central stair offering clear views through the whole house.
Tapered oak verticals are used as supports throughout, including primary drawing room columns, external veranda posts and the stair spindles.
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About the Wood Awards
Established in 1971, the Wood Awards recognises, encourages and promotes outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood in projects throughout the UK. The Wood Awards’ elite independent judging panel not only judges all submitted entries but also visits the shortlisted projects in person, making the Wood Awards a uniquely rigorous competition.
The Wood Awards’ top prize, the Arnold Laver Gold Award, goes to the overall winner of winners. Previous Gold Award winners include: The Hurlingham Club Outdoor Pool by David Morley Architects, the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft by Adam Richards Architects, The Fishing Hut by Niall McLaughlin Architects, and, most recently, Maggie's at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners.
All previous category winners from 2003 onwards can now be found on the new digital archive on the Wood Awards website here
With permission from the owner, anyone associated with a building or product completed in the last two years, can enter. Buildings must be located within the UK whilst furniture and other products must have been either designed or manufactured in the UK. There are no restrictions on the size, budget or function of entries. The competition is free to enter and entrants may submit more than one project.