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Kebony wins prestigious Foreign Investment Trophy
Kebony becomes the first winner of the Newcomer of the Year award Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, celebrates another successful award win, receiving the Foreign Investment Trophy for ‘Newcomer of the Year’. Awarded by Flanders Investment & Trade,...
Indoor swimming pool features distinctive design and stunning features
Indoor swimming pool features distinctive design and stunning features M-S Pro Architects announce the completion of an indoor swimming pool in a state-of-the-art, single storey family home set in a picturesque location on the outskirts of Bratislava - one of Europe’s youngest...
3 ways deck contractors can grow profits
The summer construction season has ended, making it the perfect time to begin planning for the year ahead. What steps will you take to replicate – or even top – the success you’ve had so far in 2016? If you’re still looking for answers, check out these three tips to make 2017...
wood pool deck
Pool decks come in a wide range of materials, including concrete, natural stone and wood. Most people who have experienced these different materials will know that wooden pool decks offer several, very important advantages to the user.
interior wood cladding
These five variations of interior wood cladding will help give you an idea of what may be possible for your commercial or residential interiors.
How to choose the best low-maintenance deck for your home
In 2014, nearly one in four homes built featured a deck – and for good reason. From cooking out to gathering with friends and family, a deck makes it easy to enjoy good weather all year long. Better yet, you can recoup about 80 percent of the cost of a deck when you sell your...
wood walkway
Good landscaping can add as much as 20 percent to a property’s value. Part of that landscaping includes a way to access it, whether through walkways, paths or cultivated areas. Many people make great use of the area close to their home or building by installing wooden decks and...
Minister Philippe Muyters welcomes Kebony to Belgium
​ Construction is underway for Kebony’s second European factory in Flanders On February 8th Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister for Work, Economy, Innovation and Sports, visited the site of Kebony’s second European factory, to celebrate the groundbreaking of this new facility...
wood deck
Wood is the number one preferred material for decking according to the majority of home and business owners surveyed. Wood decking has a natural beauty and a warm, inviting appeal that enhances whatever area it’s installed near. Wood is also incredibly versatile, allowing you a...
With 2017 well underway, design and construction professionals have their sights set on the year ahead. And while it experienced mostly flat growth in 2016, the construction industry is projected to grow in 2017, with an estimated 5 percent increase in construction starts – for a total of $713 billion – by the end of the year.
With 2017 well underway, design and construction professionals have their sights set on the year ahead. And while it experienced mostly flat growth in 2016, the construction industry is projected to grow in 2017, with an estimated 5 percent increase in construction starts – for...
sustainable cladding material
The cladding you put on your home or building plays an important role in your home’s style, function and resale value. Not only does your the exterior help protect the structural integrity of your home, but it also serves as a unique opportunity to express your style and make a...
Starbucks is another brand that has drawn attention for its environmental efforts at locations around the world. Since beginning its work with the USGBC in 2005, the company has opened more than 1,000 LEED-certified locations in 20 countries, including two flagship LEED-certified stores in China. Starbucks has utilized several environmentally friendly materials to maintain the brand’s unique aesthetic, while keeping sustainability its top priority. For example, one location in Seattle used Kebony,
Since 1994, the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED) certification program has informed guests when office buildings, hospitals, schools and more meet the highest levels of sustainability and resource efficiency with a rating of...
Architects Vincenzo Marchese and Petter Nordahl have recently created an eye-catching library, clad in sustainable Kebony wood, by converting the second storey of a garage in Vestfold, Norway.
Kebony cladding for library hideaway Architects Vincenzo Marchese and Petter Nordahl have recently created an eye-catching library, clad in sustainable Kebony wood, by converting the second storey of a garage in Vestfold, Norway. The building has been given a new lease of life...
As with any other building material, both strengths and weaknesses define enhanced wood. High upfront costs, coupled with a lack of successful case studies, have dissuaded many from using sustainable wood to build renewable energy structures. Still though, sustainable wood has plenty to offer. From its unmatched beauty to a strength-to-weight ratio that exceeds that of metal, the benefits of sustainable wood make it an attractive option for renewable energy structures.
Widely recognized for the environmental benefits it introduces, renewable energy makes an equally significant impact on the global economy. For example, from 2002 to 2015, renewable programs in California created nearly 31,000 jobs focused on building and operating renewable...
Kebony, a Norwegian company that produces a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, today announced it has been named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by CTG (Cleantech Group), who keeps its audiences in touch with emerging trends, leading innovation companies and all key players in sustainable innovation.
List Recognises the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology Kebony, a Norwegian company that produces a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, today announced it has been named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100 , produced by CTG ( Cleantech Group ), who...
sustainable decking
Sustainable decking is becoming a popular trend as people look at things like the high return on investment that a new deck can bring and the fact that any kind of renewable or sustainable material is likely be perceived favorably as well.
timber roof cladding
When it comes to roofing your home, you have a lot of options in material, style and color to choose from. Many people simply opt for asphalt shingles, not aware of what some of the other options out there may be. One option that’s been gaining traction in some areas is timber roof cladding. These homes use the same type of timber cladding that’s used on their exterior walls to cover the roof of their homes or buildings as well. The effect creates beautiful, unusual house exteriors that are durable, stylish and wonderfully unique.
Go Green when Upselling Your Home What steps can you take to replicate – or even top – the success you saw in 2016? Check out these three upselling tips to set yourself up for success in 2017.
Summer – viewed by many as the height of construction season – will be here before you know it, so the slower winter months give you the perfect opportunity to prepare for the busy season ahead. Amid growing awareness of climate change, businesses and consumers alike are making...
Per Brynildsen, Chief Technology Officer at Kebony, “To be given this approval is a fantastic achievement, especially as the requirements in Germany are very high and we are extremely proud that Kebony is able to meet them. This is the result of numerous laboratory and practice tests, as well as Kebony’s continued focus on delivering a top-quality product.
German Association of Windows and Facades adds Kebony Clear to prestigious list Kebony announces that Kebony Clear has now officially been approved as a window wood by the Verband Fenster und Fassade (German Association of Windows and Facades, VFF). Kebony, a beautiful wood...
It’s no surprise that demand in the U.S. for decking is expected to increase 1.8 percent per year through 2020. From backyard cookouts to moonlit bonfires, nothing helps bring together friends and family quite like a deck. Perhaps even more importantly, a deck can provide a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of a typical work week.
It’s no surprise that demand in the U.S. for decking is expected to increase 1.8 percent per year through 2020. From backyard cookouts to moonlit bonfires, nothing helps bring together friends and family quite like a deck. Perhaps even more importantly, a deck can provide a much...
Exterior Wood Cladding
There’s nothing quite like the look and feel of real wood. When it comes to your home or building’s exterior, there’s also nothing as versatile or as likely to give you the look that you’re after as natural wood cladding. These 49 exterior wood cladding ideas will help inspire...
modern pool decking
Whether you already have a pool or have been debating the addition, there’s no doubting the fact that an outdoor pool is a great way to enhance the fun and functionality of your backyard come summer. In addition, the deck around your pool provides more usable space for...
Peace and tranquillity in Copenhagen’s picturesque Urban Hospice
Photography © Adam Mørk Peace and tranquillity in Copenhagen’s picturesque Urban Hospice Award winning architectural firm, Nord Architects , has unveiled its latest design; a contemporary Urban Hospice intended to create a positive environment while offering support for patients...
low and free maintenance decking
Decks add value, convenience and fun to any property they’re installed on. Whether you use your deck year-round for entertaining or just during the summer months as a place to grill, there’s no question that adding a deck to your home can really increase the functionality of...
Over the past few years, architects across the world have taken part in the resurgence of wood in different ways, but the most noteworthy trend might be the creation of wooden skyscrapers. While architects in Australia, Canada, England and Norway have begun dotting their city skylines with timber, American architects are slower to follow suit – only a handful of tall wooden buildings are in the works.
Photography: Moholt Student Village by MDH Arkitekter Over the past few years, architects across the world have taken part in the resurgence of wood in different ways, but the most noteworthy trend might be the creation of wooden skyscrapers. While architects in Australia,...
grey wood cladding
Over the last several years, there’s been a big push toward more natural colors and textures for homes. This includes not only the use of real wood cladding, but also weathered woods and cladding that’s allowed to evolve a natural patina. Grey wood cladding fits this trend...
Kebony rewarded for innovation, sustainability and environmental best practice
Kebony rewarded for innovation, sustainability and environmental best practice Kebony, the beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, celebrates another successful year following the win of several accolades for its innovative product and notable projects. To kick start...
Edward Collinson crafts freestanding masterpiece from Kebony wood
Edward Collinson crafts freestanding masterpiece from Kebony wood Edward Collinson Design has teamed up with Kebony once more to further develop its collection of Kebony interior designs. With a background in sculpture and building design, Edward Collinson combines form and...
The artist’s retreat, founded by Norwegian composer and musician Håvard Lund, provides a tranquil haven to focus on creative pursuits.
Kebony welcomes a new kind of holiday The artist’s retreat, founded by Norwegian composer and musician Håvard Lund, provides a tranquil haven to focus on creative pursuits. Completed in August 2016, the retreat, aptly named Fordypningsrommet or ‘room for deeper studies’ started...
From designing furniture to building single-family homes and everything in between, wood is often used for its many beneficial qualities, like structural performance, sustainability, durability and aesthetic appeal. Recently, architects have started using the popular building material for its proven health benefits, as well.
Photo: Mesterfjellet School by SPINN Arkitekter in Larvik, Norway; Photo by Jiri Havran From designing furniture to building single-family homes and everything in between, wood is often used for its many beneficial qualities, like structural performance, sustainability,...
Architectural firm Arches has recently created a contemporary, eco-friendly villa.
Kebony cladding exceeds expectations Architectural firm Arches has recently created a contemporary, eco-friendly villa within close proximity to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania and the country’s largest city. Clad in 650m² of sustainable Kebony wood, this unique property has...
This autumn, Habitree is launching a stylish and eco-friendly Christmas tree made from sustainable Kebony wood.
Habitree launches the Kebony Christmas tree for sustainable holidays This autumn, Habitree is launching a stylish and eco-friendly Christmas tree made from sustainable Kebony wood. Danish designer, Jonas Støvring, first developed the idea while working for the Randers...
Skørping School has created an interactive playground made from sustainable Kebony wood.
Danish pupils enjoy brand new interactive playground designed by VEGA Landskab Located in the Rebild Municipality, northern Denmark, Skørping School has created an interactive playground made from sustainable Kebony wood. The project was selected as one of the winners in a...
The city of Rochester, New York recently completed another successful summer boating season with help from the new Port of Rochester Marina, which opened to the public in June after two-and-a-half years of construction. Located at the confluence of Lake Ontario and the Genesee River, the $22 million project used Kebony Clear decking for the intricate series of docks and walkways that weave through the marina, leading to 54 seasonal boat slips and 30 transient slips.
The city of Rochester, New York recently completed another successful summer boating season with help from the new Port of Rochester Marina , which opened to the public in June after two-and-a-half years of construction. Located at the confluence of Lake Ontario and the Genesee...
Europe’s largest cross laminated timber structure complete with Kebony cladding
Europe’s largest cross laminated timber structure complete with Kebony cladding Moholt 50|50 , Trondheim’s latest student accommodation, is set to become Europe’s largest cross laminated timber structure and a welcome addition to the city. With construction now drawing to a...
Eco-friendly Artist’s house clad in Kebony
Artist’s house and open studio hosts guests in exchange for artwork Danish Architectural firm Cubo has recently completed an artist’s residence that will function as an open-door workshop and exhibition space, whilst offering free accommodation to artists for a week or two at a...
Slussplan Urban Park celebrates one year anniversary
Last year, the Malmö Municipality in Sweden unveiled the opening of Slussplan, a brand new urban park. One year on, Slussplan Urban Park has proved to be a great success, offering a public space without the use of tropical hardwood, ensuring sustainability at its core. The park...
Traditional 1930s Scandinavian Funkis “functionalist style” house was renovated in line with Passive House standards
As green building continues to captivate the architecture industry, ultra-low energy Passive Houses are becoming a common sight. Traditionally popular in Germany, the small ecological footprints and aesthetically pleasing designs of these buildings are now being mimicked in...
Increasing wood use to decrease carbon emissions
The construction industry has a larger impact on the environment than most realize. The United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA) found that 15 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions come from industrial processes, including the production and consumption of...
Getting America up to Speed on Sustainable Architecture
The green building phenomenon has reached global success and is quickly becoming the norm in the building industry. But despite its popularity and benefits to the environment, adoption of this global movement remains slow in some countries, including the United States. Although...
The Beacon is a charming family restaurant and bar located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, which has recently completed construction of a roof terrace made of sustainable Kebony decking. Designed by Ben Chandler, this terrace was built to take advantage of the restaurant’s idyllic location, set within seventeen acres of picturesque countryside which boasts three beautiful lakes and panoramic views across the garden of England.
Photography © Ben Chandler Landscape and Garden Design The Beacon is a charming family restaurant and bar located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, which has recently completed construction of a roof terrace made of sustainable Kebony decking. Designed by Ben Chandler , this terrace was...
Kebony was recently selected for use in the construction of The Wharf, a new commercial and residential development in Washington, D.C. along the Potomac River. Opening in October 2017, Kebony will be used for more than 100,000 square feet of decking, as well as cladding on certain store fronts and rooftop decks.
Kebony was recently selected for use in the construction of The Wharf , a new commercial and residential development in Washington, D.C. along the Potomac River. Opening in October 2017, Kebony will be used for more than 100,000 square feet of decking, as well as cladding on...
Oslo is currently embarking upon one of the most adventurous harbour regeneration projects ever undertaken in Europe. The downtown waterfront, located in the centre of Norway’s capital, has already begun its transformation into a new cultural and social hub and has recently seen the new sea bath in Sørenga completed. This publically accessible park and bathing complex is entirely decked in sustainable Kebony wood and offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a 190m long seawater pool, along with a recreation
Oslo is currently embarking upon one of the most adventurous harbour regeneration projects ever undertaken in Europe. The downtown waterfront, located in the centre of Norway’s capital, has already begun its transformation into a new cultural and social hub and has recently seen...
Edward Collinson has teamed up with Kebony to create an exciting new range of bespoke wooden shelves, perfect for urban and space-conscious kitchen settings. This range combines a forward looking design of sleek, delicate curves with a mid-century influence, which inspired the choice to use dark Kebony wood.
Photography © Edward Collinson Edward Collinson has teamed up with Kebony to create an exciting new range of bespoke wooden shelves, perfect for urban and space-conscious kitchen settings. This range combines a forward looking design of sleek, delicate curves with a mid-century...
TYIN tegnestue architects are exhibiting plans and prototypes made of Kebony for their latest design at this year’s Venice Biennale which is being held from May until end of November. The project, Molofunctional, will improve the facilities for travellers visiting Scandinavia and local inhabitants alike, with additional meeting places, a bathroom and new viewpoints, all placed on a beautiful breakwater on Norway’s northern coastline. The TYIN team were the only team from Scandinavia at the event and were ch
Photography © TYIN tegnestue TYIN tegnestue architects are exhibiting plans and prototypes made of Kebony for their latest design at this year’s Venice Biennale which is being held from May until end of November. The project, Molofunctional , will improve the facilities for...
Fredrikstad Waldorf School’s newest addition, which will accommodate children from grades 2 – 4 (UK equivalent year 3 - 5) and create a new premises for the school day care facility, was recently opened by Jon-Ivar Nygård, Mayor of Fredrikstad. Located on a picturesque south facing slope and surrounded by trees the new building, clad in Kebony, is situated on the boundary between the forest and schoolyard. To preserve the natural backdrop to the play area, the building is partly placed on stilts floating ab
Photos © Jiri Havran Fredrikstad Waldorf School’s newest addition, which will accommodate children from grades 2 – 4 (UK equivalent year 3 - 5) and create a new premises for the school day care facility, was recently opened by Jon-Ivar Nygård, Mayor of Fredrikstad. Located on a...
JD Architects (JDA) has recently completed its ambitious redevelopment of Cinque Ports Street, the 1,050 sq. m. former Central Garage site in Rye. Derelict for fourteen years, these buildings have been given a new lease of life with a striking, angular wooden façade made from Kebony. With its clever design and sustainable focus, Cinque Ports Street was announced as a winner at this year’s RIBA Regional South East Award.
Photography © Oliver Perrott JD Architects (JDA) has recently completed its ambitious redevelopment of Cinque Ports Street, the 1,050 sq. m. former Central Garage site in Rye. Derelict for fourteen years, these buildings have been given a new lease of life with a striking,...
Blue Forest and Kebony are delighted to announce that they will be exhibiting an enchanting, handcrafted children’s treehouse at the RHS Chelsea Flower 2016. The Enchanted Playhouse is a fairy-tale retreat for young imaginations to explore, offering a unique outdoor space for adventurous play.
Blue Forest and Kebony are delighted to announce that they will be exhibiting an enchanting, handcrafted children’s treehouse at the RHS Chelsea Flower 2016. The Enchanted Playhouse is a fairy-tale retreat for young imaginations to explore, offering a unique outdoor space for...
Kebony is featured in one of ten Norwegian design exhibitions at the WantedDesign showcase “A Few Good Things: New Designs From Norway” taking place in New York City. The three-day event will introduce an American audience to products and prototypes from Norway’s most talented design studios and encourage the idea of quality over quantity in the design world.
Kebony is featured in one of ten Norwegian design exhibitions at the WantedDesign showcase “A Few Good Things: New Designs From Norway” taking place in New York City. The three-day event will introduce an American audience to products and prototypes from Norway’s most talented...
The barge, which launched on Friday 22 April 2016 in Biscayne Bay, will provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students with the opportunity to explore new green technologies and marine life. Welcoming students aged 6-18 the barge will provide guided field trips, tours and workshops. In addition, Kebony will give away 250 wooden plant stakes and seeds to celebrate the grand opening and encourage students to think sustainably long after their visit to the barge.
Photography © Ana Leiva Photography Kebony and CustomBeach recently installed more than 900sq. ft. of environmentally friendly Kebony wood decking for the Miami Science Barge , a floating urban ecological laboratory and public environmental education centre. The barge, which...
Inspired by the original 19th Century design, a rundown farmhouse on the east side of the River Glomma - Norway’s longest and largest river - has been brought into the 21st Century by LINK architects.
Images © Hundven-Clements Photography Inspired by the original 19th Century design, a rundown farmhouse on the east side of the River Glomma - Norway’s longest and largest river - has been brought into the 21st Century by LINK architects. The Lersch family bought the dilapidated...
Kebony has been honored with an Architizer A+ Award in “Architecture +Sustainability". Stein Hamre Architects chose Kebony wood for the exterior on Helgeland Kraft’s Øvre Forsland Power Station, which is also referred to as the world’s most beautiful hydraulic power plant.
Photography © Kåre Hansen / © Bjørn Leirvik Kebony has been honored with an Architizer A+ Award in “Architecture +Sustainability". Stein Hamre Architects chose Kebony wood for the exterior on Helgeland Kraft’s Øvre Forsland Power Station, which is also referred to as the world’s...
Martial Cottle Park in San Jose, California recently welcomed three new facilities expected to achieve LEED Silver certifications. These additions, built with Kebony’s modified softwoods, will complement the 287-acre landscape and include a 4,000 square foot Visitor Centre adjacent to the park’s historic orchards, a 3,600 square foot Staff and Maintenance Building with storage and a 300 square foot entry kiosk.
Photography © Rob Hansen Martial Cottle Park in San Jose, California recently welcomed three new facilities expected to achieve LEED Silver certifications. These additions, built with Kebony’s modified softwoods, will complement the 287-acre landscape and include a 4,000 square...
Developers Simone Kreutzer and Tommy Wesslund have recently completed work on an eco-home in Sweden, clad in Kebony. Villa Circuitus, meaning ‘a going around’ in Latin, is a spacious, circular 175 sq. m passive house containing four bedrooms and open plan kitchen and dining area.
Photography © Anders Bergön Developers Simone Kreutzer and Tommy Wesslund have recently completed work on an eco-home in Sweden, clad in Kebony. Villa Circuitus, meaning ‘a going around’ in Latin, is a spacious, circular 175 sq. m passive house containing four bedrooms and open...
Just over a year ago the popular golf and country club was transformed into a premier destination for the environmentally-conscious traveller with the addition of seven luxury holiday apartments, clad in Kebony. The Point is now expanding its use of the beautiful Kebony wood which clads the apartments into the bar, restaurant and adjacent terrace with Kebony wood flooring and decking.
Photography © Brandtrain Following the unveiling of seven bespoke luxury holiday apartments last year, The Point at Polzeath will continue to fuse contemporary style with ecology in its forthcoming restaurant and bar refurbishment. Just over a year ago the popular golf and...
Help Kebony win the Architizer+Sustainability Award by voting here! The power plant was commission by Helgelands Kraft, a large producer of hydraulic electricity in northern parts of Norway. In 2008 it began commissioning a number of new hydraulic power stations, all with specific environmental credentials and a commitment to building power stations that suited their surroundings, functioning simultaneously as an attraction and destination.
Photography © Bjørn Leirvik Help us win the Architizer+Sustainability Award by giving your vote here ! About Øvre Forsland power station: Norway, a country that generates more than 80% of its electricity from hydropower, has added to its renewable repertoire in the guise of a...
A stunning new retail and dining space has just opened on Oahu’s southern shore. Tommy Bahama Honolulu Restaurant Bar & Store chose the vibrant beachfront neighbourhood of Waikiki as the location for their newest opening. Designed by Oz Architects, the property brings the outside in with natural materials and Kebony wood used throughout.
Photography © Tommy Bahama A stunning new retail and dining space has just opened on Oahu’s southern shore. Tommy Bahama Honolulu Restaurant Bar & Store chose the vibrant beachfront neighbourhood of Waikiki as the location for their newest opening. Designed by Oz Architects...
Blue Forest, the luxury treehouse designers, have recently completed their ‘At The Water’s Edge’ project, an ambitious bespoke treehouse complex, complete with Kebony decking throughout. Following the success of Blue forest’s previous project which incorporated Kebony, The Quiet Treehouse – a stand-alone luxury tree home which was displayed at the Ideal Home Show in London Earl’s Court and RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower show - Blue Forest have decided to work Kebony into another of their eco-build.
Blue Forest , the luxury treehouse designers, have recently completed their ‘At The Water’s Edge’ project, an ambitious bespoke treehouse complex, complete with Kebony decking throughout. Following the success of Blue forest’s previous project which incorporated Kebony, The...
Kebony’s International Sales Director Adrian Pye commented “We are thrilled to have been announced winners of the Surface Design Awards – Kebony has been able to contribute to a project that is perfectly in keeping with its surroundings and we are grateful to Walker & Martin Architects for choosing Kebony for such a unique design.”
Walker & Martin Architects and Kebony received the prestigious Surface Design Awards for the Sustainable Exterior Surface category. The prize was given for the wooden cladding of two contemporary beach houses, located at Camber Sands, East Sussex. Situated next to the county...
SOPP, the innovative student accommodation development located in Lillehammer, is hosting athletes of the Winter Youth Olympic Games from 12 - 21 February 2016. This will be the second ever Winter Youth Games but also the second time since 1994 that Lillehammer has played host to the event. Distributed across four blocks, the 360 apartments have been home to those attending Lillehammer University College since September 2015, and have helped to meet the high demand for student accommodation in the area.
Torch Tour Photos © Cathrine Dokken SOPP , the innovative student accommodation development located in Lillehammer, is hosting athletes of the Winter Youth Olympic Games from 12 - 21 February 2016. This will be the second ever Winter Youth Games and also the second time since...
Kebony, the sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2015 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group, whose mission is to connect corporates to sustainable innovation through its i3 Connect platform and global events.
Kebony, the sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2015 Global Cleantech 100 , produced by Cleantech Group , whose mission is to connect corporates to sustainable innovation through its i3 Connect platform and global events...
The Norwegian composer and musician, Håvard Lund has embarked upon an innovative project to create an artist’s retreat on Northern Norway’s beautiful and dramatic coastline. The retreat is named Fordypningsrommet, the Norwegian word for ‘room for deeper studies’, as Lund aims at inspiring artists to return to nature and deepen their creative pursuits.
Photography © Andrew Devine The Norwegian composer and musician, Håvard Lund has embarked upon an innovative project to create an artist’s retreat on Northern Norway’s beautiful and dramatic coastline. The retreat is named Fordypningsrommet , the Norwegian word for ‘room for...
The Kautokeino Home Care Centre is a 1,000m2 structure designed to ease accessibility for its residents, provide spectacular views of Finnmark and be environmentally friendly. The unique architecture of the single floor horse-shoe shape provides views from many different angles and alleviates the need for elderly residents negotiating stairs; in addition the eco-home meets the environmental requirements of the Norwegian Standard NS3700, the national equivalent of the ‘Passive House’ standards.
Photography © Maris Tomba The Kautokeino Home Care Centre is a 1,000m2 structure designed to ease accessibility for its residents, provide spectacular views of Finnmark and be environmentally friendly. The unique architecture of the single floor horse-shoe shape provides views...
Please vote for Kebony in 2016’s GreenTec Awards
Please vote for Kebony in 2016’s GreenTec Awards: 1) Go to: http://www.greentec-awards.com/en/competition/online-voting-2016.html 2) Scroll down to " Galileo Wissenspreis ", tick the box for Kebony 3) Scroll down to submit the vote 4) Fill in your name and email 5) Confirm the...
RAND boats unveiled their latest fleet, RAND Picnic Boats, an electric motorboat that enables boating to be enjoyed noise and fume free. Available in two versions, a sport and a tiller steering option, RAND Picnic boats are built with sustainable, light-weight materials including Kebony wood.
RAND boats unveiled their latest fleet, RAND Picnic Boats, an electric motorboat that enables boating to be enjoyed noise and fume free. Available in two versions, a sport and a tiller steering option, RAND Picnic boats are built with sustainable, light-weight materials...
The hurdle for establishing new woods in the window industry is extremely high but Kebony, the sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood, has overcome this obstacle and is now officially recommended by the Verband Fenster + Fassade (German Association of Windows and Facades, VFF).
Photography NINA Trondheim © Pir II / Sindre Karlsen, © Angell Foto The hurdle for establishing new woods in the window industry is extremely high but Kebony, the sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood, has overcome this obstacle and is now officially recommended by the...
At the base of a rocky cliff face on the Turkish coast now stands The Babylon Beach Club housing the Monk Restaurant. Designed by architect Selin Maner, the beach club is a year round restaurant and concert venue.
Photography © Julien Aksoy At the base of a rocky cliff face on the Turkish coast now stands The Babylon Beach Club housing the Monk Restaurant. Designed by architect Selin Maner, the beach club is a year round restaurant and concert venue. Once a small restaurant covered in...
Kebony, the sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood, announces today that it has raised 177.5 million NOK (€19.05 million) to fund a second European factory. Finance has been secured via the issue of 140 million NOK of new shares and a subordinated loan of 37.5 million NOK. PMV and Investinor lead the new investment round, which was open to both new and existing investors. Following many years of strong growth, the demand for Kebony is about to exceed current production capacity at its facility.
Kebony, the sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood, announces today that it has raised 177.5 million NOK (€19.05 million) to fund a second European factory. Finance has been secured via the issue of 140 million NOK of new shares and a subordinated loan of 37.5 million NOK...
The Welsh sailing community will be reinvigorated this autumn with the opening of a striking new National Sailing Academy and Events Centre. Situated on the Pwllheli coast amongst breathtaking scenery, the centre is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and Gwynedd Council. This state-of-the-art facility exhibits beautifully constructed Kebony decked balconies, seating areas and cladded curved walls
The Welsh sailing community will be reinvigorated this autumn with the opening of a striking new National Sailing Academy and Events Centre. Situated on the Pwllheli coast amongst breathtaking scenery, the centre is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through...
A stunning family home was recently completed on the south coast of the Isle of Wight as part of UK Channel 4’s programme ‘Grand Designs’, designed by architect Lincoln Miles. Having been inspired by nature, international modernism and the open plan simplicity of the Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe, the new build is clad with Kebony wood which brings to the Grand Design the camouflage, beauty and quality which was so desired.
Photography © Julian Winslow A stunning family home was recently completed on the south coast of the Isle of Wight as part of UK Channel 4’s programme ‘Grand Designs’, designed by architect Lincoln Miles . After a near-death experience, Bram and Lisa Vis decided to take life by...
Norway based Kontur Architects have designed this stunningly refurbished home, which overlooks Lake Mjøsa, now attaining a high level of energy efficiency. The house is clad in Kebony, the sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood, which is both refined and hardwearing to deliver spectacular Scandinavian style and passive house credentials.
A traditional Scandinavian “Funkis” style house has been modernised and refurbished in line with ‘Passive House’ standards, which has strict environmental credentials, bringing the house into the 21st Century in terms of both design and performance. Norway based Kontur...
Kebony is now member of the Norwegian Green Building Council and thanks to its sustainable credentials, Kebony classifies for BREEAM projects!
Kebony is now member of the Norwegian Green Building Council and thanks to its sustainable credentials, Kebony classifies for BREEAM projects! The Norwegian Green Building Council (NGBC) is an independent association for industry leaders in Norwegian construction and real estate...
Goose Foot was selected by Freshwest Design to work together in producing ten eye-catching seats and benches for the Colwyn Bay promenade, as part of the Colwyn Bay Waterfront Regeneration Project in Wales.
Freshwest Design and Goose Foot have unveiled bespoke seating on the promenade at Colwyn Bay, part of the Colwyn Bay Waterfront Regeneration Project. A range of ten seats and benches made from Kebony have been created in unusual and eye-catching shapes. Specifically designed to...
This mountain cabin called "Skagsnebb" in Geilo, Norway is a modern cabin with some traditional elements, such as a rich green grass roof. It was designed by Vårdal Arkitekter and built in 2015 by Sjemmedal, rich in character thanks to Kebony cladding.  The total area of the cabin is 141 m² comprising four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious open-plan living room / kitchen, hall, attic, laundry room and ski storage. In addition to a spacious and practical layout on the ground floor, there are two bedrooms
Photography © Pål Harald Uthus This mountain cabin called "Skagsnebb" in Geilo, Norway is a modern cabin with some traditional elements, such as a rich green grass roof. It was designed by Vårdal Arkitekter and built in 2015 by Sjemmedal , rich in character thanks to Kebony...
The Torre de Palma Wine Hotel Portugal is a beautiful hotel that has focused on the sustainable aspects of this incredible restoration project in the design and the materials it has chosen. The appearance and durability of Kebony beautifully complements the landscape and will develop a grey patina over time
Photography © do mal o menos Situated deep in the idyllic and peaceful Alentejo wine region of Portugal, the Torre de Palma Wine Hotel is, for the first time, welcoming guests to experience the ultimate wine tasting and adventure holiday. Guests are invited to experience the...
LDA Design were appointed to revitalise 2.5km of waterfront alongside the River Arun’s East Bank. A feature of the flood defence project is the bespoke seating the designers made using Kebony, the sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood
As part of The Environment Agency’s (EA) £22 million programme to transform urban and rural public realm, Kebony, the sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood, was the material chosen for bespoke seating alongside the River Arun’s East Bank in Littlehampton. Overall, the...
The development, designed by Henning Larsen Architects and SGB, is named SOPP (short for Studentsamskipnaden i Oppland), as it will house students in its 360 apartments across four blocks. The whole development is clad in Kebony’s sustainable, durable wood that will offer resistance to the chilly, windswept climate of the mountainous, lakeside Gudbrandsdal region.
Photography © Jørn Hindklev, Byggeindustrien Lillehammer, the site of the upcoming 2016 Youth Olympic Games , is soon to open the doors for a new development of student accommodation, which - in line with ‘passive house’ standards - has put environmental credentials at the...
Kebony is happy to support Moving Mamas - a brand new social entrepreneurship startup in Oslo, which aims at creating work opportunities for immigrant mothers.
Kebony is happy to support Moving Mamas - a brand new social entrepreneurship startup in Oslo, which aims at creating work opportunities for immigrant mothers. The concept is simple: Mamas manufacture new products out of sustainable by-products from partners, and sell them to...
HRI Architects first discovered Kebony when it was sourcing timber for the new Forestry Commission offices in Inverness, as part of a demonstration that UK timber, correctly used, was suitable for all aspects of modern construction, challenging prevailing perceptions at the time.
Photos Ⓒ Markus Photography A distinctive Edwardian home in north Aberdeenshire was recently given a new lease of life with the addition of an extension inspired by contemporary minimal design. Juxtaposed against the traditional hardwearing granite of the original building, the...
Not only are these retailers aligning with top interior trends, they’re also giving back to the environment, as these materials are often sustainable as well. In an article for Retail Design World’s blog, Kebony’s Adrian Pye discusses the many ways merchants are integrating natural charm with environmental responsibility in their spaces.
Rustic, weathered design is “in” and retailers around the globe are taking notice. From weathered walls to burlap furniture, retailers are incorporating the trend into brick-and-mortar locations at increasing rates. Not only are these retailers aligning with top interior trends...
The historic ramparts at Vestvolden, Copenhagen, have been given another lease of life as the defining feature within the large municipal park. Designed by VEGA architects to bring the incredible story of the region’s history to life, “Play on the ramparts” is situated on the old fortifications, introducing play and movement to this historical landscape. Visitors to the expansive and undulating park are greeted by three thematic education stations installed in and amongst the physical remnants of a bygone e
Photos © VEGA / Allesandro Merati The historic ramparts at Vestvolden, Copenhagen, have been given another lease of life as the defining feature within the large municipal park. Designed by VEGA architects to bring the incredible story of the region’s history to life, “Play on...
In an article for Sustainable Chicago Magazine, Kebony’s CEO Christian Jebsen discusses the three immediate actions that can be implemented to lead the effort to reduce carbon emissions.
For years, human activity and industrialization have been altering the amount of carbon naturally found in the Earth’s atmosphere. In fact, industrial processes are responsible for releasing 15 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions each year. Although countless...
Kebony’s International Director of Sales Adrian Pye recently spoke with Construction Global about the five factors responsible for green architecture’s success and how they work together to generate real benefits for home and building owners. From lifecycle cost to aesthetics, Adrian explores why architects should consider green building feature in all projects.
Helgeland Kraft by Stein Hamre © Bjørn Leivrik // Onda Restaurant Olso by Alliance Arkitekter // NINA, Trondheim by Pir II © Sindre Karlsen The green building trend is gaining momentum around the world in both the commercial and residential sectors. Some countries have even...
At the former Athlete’s Village, Get Living London today unveiled an alfresco ‘Living Room’ for East Village at the front of its Welcome Office. The scheme, in partnership with The Edible Bus Stop®,  saw huge wooden furniture, such as oversized wooden armchairs and sofas brought to the area and surrounded by enormous orange plant pots in which fig trees and vines have been planted. The furniture is made from Kebony wood, our sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood.
At the former Athlete’s Village, Get Living London unveiled an alfresco ‘Living Room’ for East Village at the front of its Welcome Office. The scheme, in partnership with The Edible Bus Stop®, saw huge wooden furniture, such as oversized wooden armchairs and sofas brought to the...
NOR Lines Kebony Wood Timber Lumber In an article for Building and Construction Canada, Kebony’s international sales director Adrian Pye shared his thoughts on how to improve supply chains by incorporating sustainable products and strategizing their transportation and storage.
Managing supply chains in the construction industry can be very challenging, but certain choices in logistical planning can help avoid pain points. New sustainable materials and technologies are helping to mitigate common issues and guide responsible sourcing in the right...
Following a successful first year in Copenhagen, GoBoat has set up a new fleet in Stockholm, giving locals and tourists the opportunity to independently explore the capital's port area, from the comfort of environmentally friendly and silent solar-powered boats. The boats are intended for charter by groups of friends and families; the Danish-designed vessels have seating for eight people around a central table.
Photos © Olnhausen Design Following a successful first year in Copenhagen, GoBoat has set up a new fleet in Stockholm, giving locals and tourists the opportunity to independently explore the capital's port area, from the comfort of environmentally friendly and silent solar-...
Kebony, the sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood, has found a new home among the Turks and Caicos Islands in the form of a custom-built beach hut. Located on the northwest coast of the Providenciales Island, the beach hut is the first of its kind to sit on the shoreline of the Amanyara Resort, one of the world’s most premier vacation destinations.
Kebony has found a new home among the Turks and Caicos Islands in the form of a custom-built beach hut. Located on the northwest coast of the Providenciales Island, the beach hut is the first of its kind to sit on the shoreline of the Amanyara Resort , one of the world’s most...
Kebony, the sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood, today announce their latest project, in collaboration with Arkitema Architects, at Gentofte School. The new addition to the school in Denmark creates a further 460m² of space, which can accommodate 100 children, spread across two floors.
Photos © Niels Nygaard Arkitema and Kebony announced their latest project Gentofte School. The new addition to the school in Denmark creates a further 460m² of space, which can accommodate 100 children, spread across two floors. The extension houses three classrooms, a common...
Norway, a country that generates more than 80% of its electricity from hydropower, has added to its renewable repertoire in the guise of a beautifully Kebony-clad 30GWh plant. Øvre Forsland Helgeland Kraft
Photos © Bjørn Leirvik Norway, a country that generates more than 80% of its electricity from hydropower, has added to its renewable repertoire in the guise of a beautifully Kebony-clad 30GWh plant. The plant is situated deep within the mountains of Helgeland, a hiker’s paradise...
For this project, grad™ chose to use Kebony Radiata due to its outstanding dimensional stability and durability which comes with a 30 years warranty. Produced from Radiata Pine, Kebony is from the latest generation of modified wood products with outstanding performances and entirely environmentally friendly.
The Alsatian branch of Architecture du Bois - terrasses grad™ has just completed an extraordinary project: the refurbishment of the exterior and outdoor area of the cafeteria of a major European institution in Luxembourg City, using 1600m² of decking. This extraordinary project...
Spring is finally arriving in Northern Europe and the busy shopping street Bogstadveien in the centre of Oslo begins to take shape again after 3 years of road work. As part of the rejuvenation plans by the city, benches made from Kebony Radiata are placed at the tram stop and in the middle of Bogstadveien. Swedish company Vestre installed the benches and has taken Kebony into their portfolio of wood materials. Newly planted trees will round up the waiting areas!
Spring is finally arriving in Northern Europe and the busy shopping street Bogstadveien in the centre of Oslo is beginning to take shape after 3 years of road work. As part of the rejuvenation plans by the city, benches made from Kebony Radiata have been placed at the tram stop...
Situated in the hills above Polzeath, The Point enjoy’s breath-taking views over the Cornish coast line and Pentire Point. At The Point there is something to do for all the family – golf, health club, swimming pool, tennis, restaurant and bar. Cladding facade in Kebony wood
Seven luxurious bespoke and contemporary holiday apartments are today unveiled at The Point at Polzeath. Laurence Associates have fused modern luxury with ecological design and materials to create a premier destination for the environmentally-conscious traveller. The apartments...
Kebony’s most recent venture, macha-macha in Hermannplatz, Berlin, brings a flavour of Japanese tea culture to the heart of Germany. Designed by Carsten Kraemer, the tea room is characterised by intricate attention to detail and adherence to the principles of Feng Shui, creating a space which is relaxing and comfortable. Kebony’s sustainable timber, used for the counter and flooring of the tea house, compliments these principles and lends the room a natural, organic quality that is very much in keeping with
Kebony’s most recent venture, macha-macha in Hermannplatz, Berlin, brings a flavour of Japanese tea culture to the heart of Germany. Designed by Carsten Kraemer, the tea room is characterised by intricate attention to detail and adherence to the principles of Feng Shui, creating...
Christian Jebsen Kebony Wood Timber Ethical Corporation sustainable cities interview business innovation Oliver Balch
CEO of Kebony, Christian Jebsen, recently sat down with Oliver Balch to discuss the practicalities of creating sustainable cities, and how business can cooperate through innovation. Ethical Corporation: You’ve argued in the past that sustainability must be the foundation stone...
Rainscreen house Kebony Washington DC USA Wood architecture innovative design
After three years of use, Kebony celebrates the successful renovation of a century’s old home in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, DC. Kebony’s Southern Yellow Pine cladding was applied to the old home to enhance its appearance with a contemporary exterior. The...
Kebony Kiefer Pine Wood Bodenbelag Deutschland Usedom Kaiserbad Inselbad Beach Walk Baltic Sea Northern Germany
Along the 5 km beach promenade between Ahlbeck and Bansin in Usedom, Germany, a total of five beach walks were renewed with Kebony Scots Pine decking. Two of the five walks also serve as roads, so that the local fishermen and maintenance vehicles can drive on the beach. The...
LOGG Arkitekter Design Premium Villa Melkeveien Holmenkollen Kebony wood pine furu kledning cladding facade Oslo Norway luxury home style design
A strikingly modern building designed by LOGG Arkitekter, the villa is wrapped in horizontal Kebony cladding and glass and is truly breath-taking in appearance. Situated on a sunny hillside in Holmenkollen overlooking Oslo, the floor to ceiling windows provide spectacular views...
Livereds Kapell Kållered Malmstrom Edstrom Arkitekter Church Sweden Molndal Gothenburg Cladding Facade Wood Kebony Pine Sustainable High Performance Beauty Cold Climate
For the first time, Kebony’s wood has been used in an ecclesiastical façade for a new chapel which opened in Mölndal, Sweden. European churches have tended to use traditional building materials for posterity, permanence and durability, the use of Kebony’s wood in this project...
NOMA restaurant tokyo Kebony shelf Wahl Ross Maple Copenhagen Design Interior Art Premium Wood High Performance Beautiful
Copenhagen’s NOMA, universally known as one of the best restaurants in the world is taking its 2 Michelin-starred menu to a pop up restaurant in Tokyo, opening this weekend. The restaurant is famous for its reinvention and interpretation of Nordic cuisine, which will be infused...
GoBoat Award Copenhagen Denmark Kebony Wood Decking Cladding Islands Brygge Holiday Fun Charter Marina Harbour Sustainable Start-up
GoBoat, an innovative start-up which launched its Kebony-clad picnic boats in Copenhagen in May this year, has been commended at Denmark’s prestigious Ivækst Awards. The solar-powered range of picnic boats and its terminal were dreamt up by the 3 Danish entrepreneurs Carl Kai...

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