Articles from Kebony

Villa Vilnius – a visionary dream home
Villa Vilnius – a visionary dream home
On the outskirts of Vilnius in Lithuania, stands an exceptional villa. Despite its dramatic natural surroundings, the expanses of Kebony wood on the roof, walls and terraces are immediately striking. “We wanted to build a home representing both us as individuals and the natural surroundings. Kebony is the only material that ticks all the boxes for the environment, the architecture, dependability and comfort for our family, and our personal design preferences. It really is a unique wood product,” says home-owner Adam Zadeika. For Adam and his family, the main advantage of Kebony is that the facade and terrace stand up...
Architects chose Kebony for their own London flat
Architects chose Kebony for their own London flat
David Stanley and Romy Grabosch are both experienced architects and have worked on prestigious projects all over the globe. When they came to build their own home, they wanted to create something completely unique of exceptionally high quality. David and Romy share a passion for experimenting with materials, colours and textures. Romy has a yen for interior design, and likes to lavish attention on the minutiae – the details, texture and materiality that characterise a space. As an architect, David has specialised in exclusive residential and mixed-use developments, working to the mantra that “life is too short for bad design...
Reflective space in Northern Norway
Reflective space in Northern Norway
Nestled in the mouth of the fjord, an hour’s boat ride from the island of Bodø, is the idyllic, but extremely exposed Fleinvær archipelago. The main island, Sørvær, is home to just nine permanent residents, but this remote spot in Northern Norway attracts artists from all over the whole world thanks to an extraordinary work of architecture. The project was initiated by Håvard Lund, a musician. The vision was to create a sanctuary where artists could “disconnect to connect”. The place is also known as “The Arctic Hideaway”. “Sørvær has no cars or shops. It’s as close as you can...
A maintenance-free holiday home
A maintenance-free holiday home
Many Danes dream of a seaside holiday home with swooping gulls and fresh breezes. At Boeslum Strand, on the Jutlandic east coast of Denmark, architect Elin Donskov has created one such covetable home-from-home. The acclaimed Danish architect has long-standing experience of designing all-year and holiday homes in scenic beauty spots. Her nature-near ethos calls for special architectural sensitivity. “Building a home in a natural landscape calls for immense respect for the setting. A beachfront holiday home shouldn’t be overwhelming, but instead, blend in, so as not to drown out the colours and textures of the natural surroundings. Sustainable natural structural...
passive house design ideas
7 stylish passivhaus homes | homebuilding & renovating
Picture : Kathrine Sørgård The art of designing homes and residential buildings with energy efficiency in mind isn't new, but there is one particular style that is increasing in popularity - the Passive House. Also referred to as Passivhaus, this style of building design originated in Germany, as the name would suggest. The Passivhaus idea has been around since the 1990s and remains fairly common in European countries, but it slowly gaining momentum in North America. The idea behind the passive house is to design a residential building that has low energy needs, primarily low heating needs. With this in...
wood pool deck
Everything you need to know before building your 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.
Choosing Siding for Homes in Wet and Humid Climates
Choosing Siding for Homes in Wet and Humid Climates
Your home's exterior takes all of the abuse when it comes to weather conditions, making the role of whatever material its clad in a significant one. Siding is a home's first line of defense and can spell the difference between a strong, healthy living environment or a costly, repair-ridden nightmare. The single most destructive element that causes siding to fail is moisture. Excessive dampness and trapped moisture can quickly infiltrate exterior walls, ruining insulation, weakening wood, and eventually causing dangerous mold in the interior of your home. Homes in wet or very humid climates are at greater risk of these...
Building your ideal boat dock: which decking is superior?
Building your ideal boat dock: which decking is superior?
Whether you're building a brand new dock or you're renovating an existing dock, the boat dock decking material you end up with will play an important role in how much enjoyment you get from it, as well as how long it's going to last. Just as you wouldn't make a rash decision with your home's deck, you will also want to carefully consider what options you have when it comes to your dock. There are hundreds of brands out there offering numerous styles of boat dock decking, but when it comes to materials, there are five common types most often...
composite decking alternative
The best alternative to composite decking
Composite is a familiar term in the decking industry and likely something we’ve all heard of before. Composite decking rose in popularity throughout the 1990s as consumers sought a more maintenance free alternative to traditional pressure treated wood decking. Fast forward to today, and what was once an exciting new innovation, has now become a bit tarnished and outdated. As the market stands saturated with different composite options, many have taken note of an overall decline in quality as well as come pretty hefty drawbacks that have lead homeowners and builders alike searching for alternative decking materials. Popularity of composite...
5 Things to Consider When Residing Your House
5 things to consider when residing your house
Exterior design is an important part of creating an inviting, attractive home. After all, it is the outside of your home that serves as a first impression. One of the most effective ways of improving the look of your property is to reside your home. Damaged siding undoubtedly must be replaced, but even stained, aged siding can make an otherwise charming home look rundown and unkempt. Homeowners may naturally be a bit intimidated by taking on such a significant renovation, knowing well that whatever option they choose they will have to live with for years. There are a number of...
vertical wood siding
13 Distinct vertical siding designs to influence your next project
The finishing touch of every building or outdoor structure is the siding you choose to place on it. Although the physical shape and attributes of the building itself will show if the architect was aiming for a modern or perhaps a rustic look, the siding can have a significant impact on the final result. Natural wood siding is also a classic option and one with very few, if any, limitations. Featured below are 13 distinctive and unique buildings that all share one common factor: vertical wood siding. Placing siding vertically rather than horizontally is a fairly simple change, but one...
Exterior Home Design Trends for 2019
Exterior Home Design Trends for 2019
Each year new trends emerge in every sort of interest along the spectrum: food, technology, fashion, television and especially design. Design trends have a huge impact on the environment we’re surrounded by whether you realize it or not. A major focus of this area is home design.New design trends can dictate the way a home’s interior and exterior are designed. It can determine if a home will have a modern look, something more classic or something in between. It influences whether your appliances are stainless steel or black, if you have white trim or a dark contrast, or whether you...
wood walkway
8 wood walkways and pathways ideas to enhance your landscape
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 then end up using a different landscape element to connect other areas of the space. However, by using wood decking for more than just the deck itself, like walkways, you may actually be able to save money, lessen the maintenance requirements and add greater dimension to your landscape’s design. Wooden walkways...
wood interior design
Wood interior design: considerations and design ideas for your next project
Wood is not only an important material used structurally in architecture, but also a timeless element to feature in interior design. Few materials are as versatile and adaptable, making aspects of wood interior design present in everything from rustic, country homes right up to the most modern, artistic of spaces. Wood is able to catch a certain organic warmth that is difficult to replicate otherwise. When it comes down to wood interior design, there are a few important factors to keep in mind during the material or furnishing selection process. Goal for the interior style (University of Southern Denmark, by...
Wood Siding
47 wood siding ideas for commercial and residential exteriors
Wood siding enhances any home no matter what style of property it’s installed on. For many people, the look and feel of real wood is truly what makes a house a home. For that reason, in addition to improved durability with technological advancements like modified wood siding, it’s very common to find homes clad in natural wood siding. These 47 wood siding ideas are meant to help you get a better understanding of what may be possible for your own home. 1. Riveting Installation Architect : Page & Turnbull Photo by : Rob Hansen This property mixes rustic with modern...
floating dock design
Floating dock design considerations and design ideas
As the popularity of boating and watersports grows, so does the need for marinas and docking areas to grow and expand their capacity to harbor boats. And with only so much real estate available on existing docks, marinas and waterfront properties, expansion can be a difficult task. Situations like these, is where floating docks prove to be the perfect solution. A floating dock allows you to tie off more boats, gives more people access to an area and doesn’t necessarily impede access from the beach itself, so smaller beaches on lakes can still have swimming areas, while accommodating a larger...
wood deck
45 inspiring wood deck design ideas
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 number of different options for style, design and use. These wood decking ideas will help you get a sense of how easy it is to create a beautiful and sustainable design using wood. 1. Patio and Pool Decking Photo by Christopher Lawson Outdoor living areas greatly enhance your property, by providing a comfortable area to...
best wood to use for a deck
A definitive guide for choosing the best wood for your deck
The classic wood deck is a quintessential addition to any residential home. A well-built, spacious deck is not only the perfect spot for outdoor entertaining, but it also adds value to your home in the event you decide to sell. In fact, wood decks offer a high ROI of around 80 percent, which beats competing composite decks, who only have a 68 percent ROI. This is due to wood decks often being less expensive to build and also being more attractive to potential buyers. Wood might overall be a more valuable material than composites, vinyl and other decking alternatives, but...
Wood is primarily used for pergola construction since it tends to be readily available, easy to work with and durable when exposed to outdoor conditions.
Selecting the Right Wood for Your Outdoor Pergola
Pergolas are a wonderful accent structure to add to a garden, patio or uncovered deck. They are extremely versatile and the perfect way to set apart a seating or entertainment area from the rest of the yard. Additionally, pergolas tend to be fairly simple to construct, as the average design is rectangular, roofless and consists mostly of beams and pillars. Wood is primarily used for pergola construction since it tends to be readily available, easy to work with and durable when exposed to outdoor conditions. But before you rush to the lumber yard to grab your materials, you should consider...
Boat Dock Construction
Boat dock construction and designs
In many instances, boat docks are built very similarly to traditional decks. They have the same weight distribution, along with the same beams, joists and decking. There are a few differences, however, to help account for the placement of the dock and the fact that a portion of it will be submerged. Once you’ve dealt with these particulars, it’s possible to build a boat dock that can complement any surrounding and serve functionally for years to come. Planning Just like with deck construction, before building a boat dock, it’s important to consider how it will be used. Not all docks...
Exterior Wood Cladding
49 Exterior Wood Cladding Ideas for Commercial and Residential Structures
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 you to create the home or building of your dreams. 1. Contemporary Vertical Cladding Photo by Richard Barnes Photography Rustic modern exteriors are growing in popularity across the country. This blend of natural wood cladding, glass, and metal creates and appealing exterior façade. In this case, the architectural timber cladding is...
4 Things to consider when building a dock on the lake
4 Things to consider when building a dock on the lake
No lakefront home, cabin or marina is complete without a great dock. A dock is a very versatile and valuable addition to a lakefront property. A well-built dock provides a place to tie up boats or jet skis, a flat space for lounging and sunbathing and an easy way for swimmers to get in and out of the water. The difference between an attractive, useful dock and one that is unsafe or inadequate for your needs is how carefully you tackle planning and construction. Whether you're building a brand new lake dock or you're restoring an existing one, here are...
Modern Board and Batten Siding: A Beautiful Alternative to Traditional Siding
Modern Board and Batten Siding: A Beautiful Alternative to Traditional Siding
There are countless siding options to choose from for a home’s exterior. One classic style of siding that remains popular is board and batten siding. This siding can give any home a beautiful, rustic look without very much work. While it has remained a popular siding style over the years, the original board and batten siding has been replaced with a newer, more modern board and batten siding. Here are some of the great benefits to consider when it comes to this unique kind of siding. An Attractive Siding [ source ] First and foremost, there is no denying that...
The Apollo Apartments: A Showcase of Modern Apartment Complex Design
The Apollo Apartments: A Showcase of Modern Apartment Complex Design
The Apollo Apartments is a truly stunning example of modern apartment complex design. Situated in the epicenter of Washington D.C.'s H Street, The Apollo Apartment building is located on the site of the original Apollo Theater. Carrying on the history of the original building, Apollo Apartments combines elements of new and old when it comes to its architecture and overall theme. Architects interested in unique, modern building design will find this complex to be a showcase of inspiring ideas. Elements of Modern Apartment Complex Design Modern architecture can be incredibly diverse, but there are a number of common characteristics that...
Here are 8 examples of beautiful and unique examples of modified wood outdoor seating.
8 Ways to Create Beautiful and Unique Outdoor Wood Seating
Real wood benches and seats have a certain welcoming warmth to them that plastic and composite furnishings lack. Wood is rewarding to work with and is exceptionally versatile in how in how it can be manipulated. The only downside to using wood for outdoor seating is its ability, or lack thereof, to withstand the elements without the protection of harmful treatment chemicals. Choosing a natural wood that is equipped to weather well in these applications is important and not difficult to do. Kebony modified wood offers a way for outdoor furniture builders to use real wood in their projects, without...
18 Interior Wood Wall Paneling Design Idea
18 Interior Wood Wall Paneling Design Ideas
Wood wall paneling isn’t a new design element by any means, however it is a diverse one. Wooden wall paneling has evolved greatly over the years making it a very interesting topic to discuss. The history of wood wall paneling began in the 16th century in Britain and Western Europe. During this time wood paneling was a luxurious style and a home interior outfitted with wood was considered a sign of wealth and magnificence. Over time wood wall paneling fell out of fashion, so to speak, until the '50s to '70s. The return of the trend wasn't purely for beauty...
Bring Life to Your Outdoor Space with Wood Porch Flooring
Bring Life to Your Outdoor Space with Wood Porch Flooring
Spending time outdoors is a wonderful way to relax and fully enjoy what your home has to offer. Having a floored outdoor space with comfortable furniture offers the ideal environment to sit back and kick your feet up. Porches are an easy addition to make to a home and don't often require extensive renovations. Despite vinyl and composite decking becoming so popular, wood decks still have one of the highest cost versus value of any home remodel. This goes to show that the classic wood porch is still one of the most appreciated additions to current homeowners and future homeowners...
17 Examples of Modern Wooden Building Architecture
17 Examples of Modern Wooden Building Architecture
The beautiful thing about modern architecture is that it’s constantly changing and evolving as time moves forward, making it a very exciting concept. Several years ago modern architecture consisted of mostly glass and steel, however, what was modern then simply isn’t now. Today we are living in a time that is primarily marked by the resurgence of wood in architecture. The desire to harness the beauty of the natural world around us has never been higher and as a result we’ve seen the use of wood as an exterior element on a steady rise. Advances in wood materials and design...
18 Wood Window Frame Designs to Upgrade Your Exterior
18 Wood Window Frame Designs to Upgrade Your Exterior
When it comes to exterior design, it's often the details that make the most difference in appearance. An important detail to consider is the trim around your windows. Window framing is important for function as well as beauty. High-quality framing ensures that air leaks won't occur and moisture will be kept at bay. Well-designed framing will also add curb appeal to the building. Wood is a traditional material used in window framing and trim, but is often looked over in favor of vinyl. This is due to standard wood being vulnerable to moisture and requiring the building/homeowner to re-apply surface...
Modern home recently completed on bluff overlooking new Mexico's Animas Valley
Modern home recently completed on bluff overlooking New Mexico's Animas Valley
Drawing from its surroundings, the home’s construction emphasizes a site-driven expression of natural materials A custom modern home sitting atop a bluff overlooking New Mexico’s 85-mile-long Animas Valley recently completed construction, according to architect Jim Rothwell, who designed the project. Designed to capitalize on the multiple views the site delivered, the overall plan for the house was straightforward—a long and narrow bar design—with upper level great room, dining, and kitchen centered within the bar, a private master suite with a study at one end, and a guest suite and study at the other. The lower level includes a second guest...
The Value of Building Decks with FSC-Certified Wood
The Value of Building Decks with FSC-Certified Wood
As we all know, an important aspect of a beautiful and functional deck design is the materials used to create it. This makes staying up-to-date on the decking options the market has to offer very important for deck builders and designers. Different clients and homeowners will have different priorities and the most successful professionals will have a solution for every customer in their back pocket. Wood strongly remains one of the most popular materials for deck building. Its natural beauty and warm look are highly desirable, not to mention it's easy to work with and readily available. However, if you...
Kebony completes elegant exterior terrace at 2-6 Cannon Street
Kebony completes elegant exterior terrace at 2-6 Cannon Street
Innovative roof terrace in Central London brings new office building to life Located in the heart of central London, a new build providing 14,416m² of prime office space in one of the Capital’s most sought after locations has been transformed by the installation of a beautifully constructed roof terrace. Kebony was the material chosen to deck the rooftop, which offers stunning views of London’s iconic skyline. Designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, the terrace maximises the space available, creating a strong and elegant surface. The Outdoor Deck Company was commissioned to supply and install GRAD decking and rail systems to which Kebony...
5 Decking Design Ideas to Enhance Your Hotels' Experience
5 Decking Design Ideas to Enhance Your Hotels' Experience
The purpose of many hotels is to provide a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere for guests. Often times so much effort is focused on the interior of the hotel that the exterior is neglected. However, if maximizing guests’ overall experience is part of the mission then maximizing usable space on your property and providing an outdoor escape for visitors should be a priority. Whether your hotel is being newly constructed or you're simply looking for ways to renovate your existing property, here are 5 beautiful ideas to enhance your hotel’s outdoor space. 1. Spacious pool deck lets the views speak for themselves...
4 Reasons Why Modified Wood Makes A Superior Waterproof Deck
4 Reasons Why Modified Wood Makes A Superior Waterproof Deck
Every deck that is exposed to the elements will need some level of moisture-resistance, but certain situations require a more secure design than most decking can provide. Piers and docks will certainly need to have waterproof decking, but even residential homes can benefit from a waterproof deck if they are in a wet climate or border a pool. The materials you select for your deck will have the most significant impact on how water-resistant it will be. When building a waterproof deck your options for materials will be more limited. Manufacturers often push composites and vinyl decking as the ultimate...
The Technology Behind Kebony Modified Wood
The Technology Behind Kebony Modified Wood
There are few building materials as popular, versatile, and desirable as wood. Its use dates back to the Neolithic era and even today, regardless of alternatives that have popped up, wood remains a solid staple. From the standpoint of structural construction, wood can be incredibly strong, long-lasting, and is easy to work with. Most buildings, both residential and commercial, rely on wood materials in their framing. From an aesthetic perspective, it's hard to argue against how beautiful wood can be as siding, flooring, decking, furniture and so many other design elements. However, real wood isn't free of inherent disadvantages, such...
Designing an Effective Outdoor Employee Break Room
Designing an Effective Outdoor Employee Break Room
When it comes to ensuring the long-term success of your business, one of the best investments you can make is providing a better atmosphere for employees. To put it simply, happy employees are valuable and more likely to perform their job better. The Harvard Business Review performed an analysis of various studies and found that happy employees were 3x as creative, 31% more productive, and had 37% higher sales. There are many ways you can improve the wellbeing of your employees, but one that provides significant benefit is a comfortable and welcoming workplace environment. Break rooms, for example, are meant...
Walterdale bridge completed in Edmonton
Walterdale bridge completed in Edmonton
Replacing the existing structure, originally built in 1913, the new bridge celebrates the site of the city’s founding with increased access to the North Saskatchewan River After a two-year delay, the Walterdale Bridge recently opened, offering increased traffic flow – both vehicular and passenger – across the North Saskatchewan River. The Walterdale Bridge is named after early settler John Walter, who operated a ferry at this same crossing. Designed by the Edmonton office of DIALOG, the new Walterdale Bridge replaces the old structure built in 1912-13. The new 755-foot bridge span features a signature arch structure, at more than 160...
New facility set to double Kebony’s production capacity
New facility set to double Kebony’s production capacity
From left to right: Roald Borré, from PMV, Bruno Van den Branden, CEO of Kebony, Ingrid Schulerud, Norwegian Ambassador in Belgium and Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister for Employment, Economy, Innovation and Sports Leader in sustainable wood production opens new factory in Flanders, Belgium Sustainability pioneer Kebony has opened their new factory, signalling their intention for domestic and international expansion. The launch of the factory in Belgium marks the beginning of an exciting chapter for the company, who are best known for producing an environmentally-friendly enhanced wood of superior quality thanks to its patented technology. The new production site was officially...
9 Unique Architectural Design Marvels You Need to See
Where architectural design really impresses is when the builder combines structural function with an artistic appeal. Unique building designs elevate the surrounding area and often serve as a focal point, topic of conversation or even an attraction to the area. Inventive designs are a valuable investment for business owners wanting to set their location apart from the rest and spark a fire of interest in what they’re doing. Here are 9 stunning examples of unique architecture to help inspire your own ideas. 1. Breaking the mold: doing what’s “not done” ( Rec Pier at the DC Wharf , by Michael...
6 Design Ideas for Enhancing Your Office Exterior
6 Design Ideas for Enhancing Your Office Exterior
The exterior design of an office is really just as important as the interior. A building’s exterior envelope can play a big role in how clients view the business (and first impressions are everything), improve functionality of space and even lower overall maintenance costs for the building. Office buildings tend to have high energy consumption compared to other industry buildings, primarily through HVAC systems and electricity. Renovating an office exterior not only gives the building a fresh new look that extends a better invitation to those outside, but it also is a chance to improve insulative abilities by taking advantage...
Family-friendly modern home recently completed in Hollywood
Family-friendly modern home recently completed in Hollywood
Located on Kilkea Drive, the Project Features Indoor/Outdoor Living Areas, Sustainable Materials, and a Two-Lane Lap Pool Construction was recently completed on a striking custom home on Kilkea Drive in the heart of Hollywood. The client, who wanted a modern open floor plan that retained a family-oriented feel, commissioned LA Build, architect NE Designs Inc., and designer Jai Omar of Modern With A Passion to create the home. Natural materials were paramount to the design, and cedar, ipe, and Kebony Shou Sugi Ban modified wood from Delta Millworks were specified for finishes. In keeping with the natural aesthetic, the design...
Mass Timber Begins to Take Hold in North American Commercial Construction Market
Mass Timber Begins to Take Hold in North American Commercial Construction Market
Carbon12, a 12-story luxury condominium building located in the uber-hip Williams Corridor of Portland, is tall for its surroundings. And if not for the three modern office buildings located cattycorner from it, Carbon12 would stand out far more in its neighborhood, a mix of craftsman bungalows and Victorian-era homes. ( source ) What truly sets it apart from other buildings in the area is its construction: Carbon12’s is entirely framed with structural cross-laminated timber (CLT) and is currently the tallest structure in the US to use all-wood structural materials. The developer says it is “the most environmentally advanced, seismically prepared,...
5 Elements of Effective Websites for Deck Builders
5 Elements of Effective Websites for Deck Builders
In today's world, chances are high that when someone needs a deck constructed, they'll turn to the internet to help them find a deck builder in their area. Surveys show that as many as 85% of consumers will rely on the internet to help them find a local business. This means that in order for your deck building business to really thrive, you must have a solid web presence and a great website. The most effective websites tend to share a few similarities, not so much in the style, but rather what components are included. To help your business grow...
6 Tips for Designing an Interactive Landscape
6 Tips for Designing an Interactive Landscape
Outdoor spaces should go beyond simple green lawns and predictable floral borders. Landscaping has a tremendous effect on the overall ambiance of an area and gives visitors an impression of how to approach it, perhaps inviting childish play or instilling a sense of relaxation. Interactive landscape design is a style of landscaping that achieves this goal. There are no rules when it comes to interactive landscaping and it encourages designer creativity to transform otherwise mundane areas in parks, around private residences or retail spaces, and more. Here are six ideas for bringing interactive designs into your own landscaping project. 1....
Using the passive rainscreen system with modified wood siding
Damage to a home's exterior can occur in a number of ways, but more often than not, moisture is a contributing factor. Uncontrolled moisture that works its way into siding will weaken the material, either directly causing destruction (rot) or passively exacerbating an issue (giving insects an entrance). Left unattended, moisture will slowly seep into the walls behind the siding, potentially leading to some serious structural problems and expensive repairs. What is a rainscreen? ( Rainscreen House , Photo by Greg Hadley Photography) An effective way of preventing moisture-related problems and ensuring that a home's structure remains unaffected is to...
 Portsmouth’s creative quarter thrives with Kebony renovation
Portsmouth’s creative quarter thrives with Kebony renovation
Hotwalls Studios embraces artistic community and maintains exceptional heritage The Hotwalls Studios provides local artists in Portsmouth with studio space whilst creating an important focal point for the city’s burgeoning creative community and cleverly embracing the unique heritage of this historic site. Kebony, an enhanced wood from Norway, was selected by leading architects ERMC Architects to provide the internal flooring for all thirteen studios, the canteen and exterior decking, complementing the renovation of this previously vacant Victorian fort and maintaining the charm and timeless nature of this site. Once an integral part of the city’s historic defences against invasion, the...
Kebony clad holiday homes adorn the North Coast of Cornwall
Kebony clad holiday homes adorn the North Coast of Cornwall
Atlantic View Lodges enhance Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Framed by picturesque sandstone cliffs, the Atlantic View Lodges sit upon a sloping landscape on the Cornish coastline. The six luxury holiday cottages positioned in Widemouth Bay, Bude, were designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape in order to uphold the natural beauty of the lodges’ setting. The Bazeley Partnership selected Kebony to clad the exterior of the holiday cottages due to its enhanced durability, sustainable qualities and unique aesthetic. The use of innovative materials, such as Kebony, was undoubtedly a key contributing factor for the project’s success in the...
Enhancing your exterior with wood window trim
Enhancing your exterior with wood window trim
The siding you choose for your house makes the biggest visual impact, but the smaller details on a home's exterior are what really make it look finished. A great example of an exterior detail that makes a difference between an average exterior and one that really pops is wood window trim. Why window trim is important (Havenvigen Townhouses, by Arkitema Architects, photo by Niels Nygaard) Wood window trim is both a stylish and functional feature. In fact, it should be considered more of a necessity than a simple luxury. Wood trim around windows performs the very important function of improving...
Bring real wood beauty to your tiny home's exterior
The tiny home movement began in the 80s, gained traction around the late 90s, and started becoming widely popular after the housing crisis in 2009. The past decade or so has really shown a shift towards minimalistic living and downsizing. Tiny homes may seem trendy, but for many, they reflect a way of life that is based more on experiences and the fundamentals of happiness, rather than having a big house with a of “things” to fill it. Spend some time researching tiny homes and you'll find that many owners tend to be quite creative with their compact dwellings. Due...
‘Jin Bo Law’ Skybar officially opens at Dorsett City Hotel
‘Jin Bo Law’ Skybar officially opens at Dorsett City Hotel
Kebony terrace offers exceptional views of London’s iconic skyline Located on the 14 th floor of Aldgate’s new Dorsett City hotel, the Jin Bo Law Skybar combines creative and contemporary architectural design with iconic views overlooking the City skyline. Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, was the material chosen for the rooftop terrace due to its impressive durability and unique appearance. The terrace invites visitors to marvel at the stunning views of the Capital whilst enjoying the Skybar’s Asian-inspired cocktail menu. The project architects, Dexter Moren Associates (DMA), achieved their primary objective in bringing specialist design to the...
Kebony appoints Dirk Schilmoeller as CCO
Kebony appoints Dirk Schilmoeller as CCO
Kebony has announced the appointment of Dirk Schilmoeller as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) effective June 1st 2018. In this position Dirk will play a pivotal role in strengthening the company’s international sales and marketing efforts. Prior to this Dirk was Vice President of Sales at Hansgrohe SE, one of the world’s leading bathroom fittings specialists. He was responsible for leading all functions of the company’s business in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Russia, with a particular focus on developing and implementing successful multi-channel strategies to ensure profitable growth in the regions. In light of Kebony’s international expansion, most...
modern restaurant exterior design ideas
5 inspirational ideas for modern restaurant exterior design
Modern restaurant exterior design has no hard rules, but there are certain characteristics of this style that tend to be more common. Modern exterior design often focuses on clean lines, simple but stunning architecture, open and airy spaces, creative use of building materials, and the idea that less is more. Modern restaurants are deceptively simple looking at first, but upon further investigation you'll find that the exterior was carefully planned to meet a purpose or function. Here are five different examples of modern restaurant exterior designs that align with many of the values mentioned above. 1. Wide glass window walls...
Kebony contributes to marine revolution
Kebony contributes to marine revolution
Pioneering developer delivers flagship floating home Located in Marinstaden, Sweden, AquaVilla has unveiled the completion of its largest floating home. The unique and remarkable property named ‘Sjövilla 210’ perfectly embodies Scandinavia’s ambitious design culture, constructed with materials chosen to function to the highest standard in marine conditions. Complementing AquaVilla’s dynamic design ethos, Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, was selected for every piece of timber used throughout the build including the exterior walls, pontoon deck and roof terrace. The brainchild of Richard Bergstrom, AquaVilla is now Sweden’s leading developer of buildings on water following twenty five years of...
mid century modern exterior siding
Exploring mid century wood siding options for the modern home
The mid century architectural movement was heavily influenced by International and Bauhaus style movements of the time, as well as by Scandinavian and Brazilian designs. Mid century modern home exteriors tend to focus heavily on clean lines and integrating people with nature. You'll find that these homes are very geometric in design with flat planes and unique roof lines - including both flat and gable roof designs. When it comes to achieving this style of exterior, it's important to not only get the architectural details right, but also the choice of siding. Mid century modern siding options varied, but for...
multi level deck designs
5 Amazing multi level wood deck design ideas for your next home project
A deck is a fantastic way to expand your home’s living space without the need of a costly addition that can take weeks to complete. Decks are relatively easy to build and the outdoor entertaining area you gain is not only great for your own enjoyment but also serves as a good selling feature should you at any point choose to sell your home. Deck designs vary wildly, but arguably one of the most eye-catching is the multi level deck. No matter if your deck is big or small, having multiple layers provides a natural division to the different kinds...
Chabot Space & Science Center opens outdoor educational deck
Chabot Space & Science Center opens outdoor educational deck
The $2 Million Outdoor Addition to Oakland’s Observatory Features Hands-On Equipment for Students to Get Closer to Nature and the Universe Oakland’s Chabot Space & Science Center recently unveiled its new outdoor environmental educational deck, a $2 million outdoor environment for the study of both the universe and the native planet. In addition to tools that include a polished sky mirror, camera obscuras and a heliostat to track the movement of the sun, a lab bench is equipped with stations for field drawings and rubbings, and a magnifier allows for up close viewing of plants, rocks and other natural materials....
Kebony completes picture perfect retreat
Kebony completes picture perfect retreat
Island home provides spectacular spot for weekend getaway Nestled beside the river on an island site in Berkshire, Heather Cottage is a privately owned weekend retreat skilfully designed by Spratley & Partners. Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects was selected to clad the exterior of the property, embracing the use of natural materials to create a modern, riverside home which blends seamlessly into the surroundings. Positioned on a floodplain, Heather Cottage has piled foundations and is raised up on concrete stilts 1.85m above the ground, supported by a steel frame. The unique angular design mitigates the risk of...
indoor outdoor home transition
Achieving a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor living space
Blending indoor and outdoor living spaces is a growing trend that offers real benefits. Seamless transitions add value to your property aesthetically, and creating an inviting atmosphere encourages more time spent outdoors which has definite health advantages. The seamless transition trend isn't just about bringing the indoors out, but rather establishing a flow between your home's interior and exterior spaces to create a larger and welcoming living environment. This can be accomplished easily during new construction and adding extensions, but you can also include some of the same values into less extensive remodeling projects. Every homeowner can find ways of...
modern school building design
5 Concepts to inspire modern school building design
Designing a school can be more of a challenge than anticipated. Not only are schools a place for education, but also should serve as a place to encourage inspiration and curiosity. Aside from developing a building capable of supporting these two factors, schools must also be designed with durability and safety in mind due to the wear-and-tear they will be exposed to over the years. Modern school building designs can vary greatly in appearance, from modest private schools with a single main building, to expansive public schools that may house hundreds of children. However, all great modern school building designs...
deck return on investment
Boost Your Home's Value with a Deck Designed for High ROI
One of the toughest decisions homeowners face is figuring out which home improvement projects they should pursue. The key is picking projects with a high return on investment (ROI) rather than simply guessing what might be important to potential homebuyers in the future. Taking time to consider the cost of a project vs. the impact it will have on the resale value of your home is important. if you think you might sell your house at some point in the future. You want to be sure you will eventually recoup your invested cost of any remodel, renovation or small improvement....
Milan Design Week welcomes Norwegian Presence to Zona Tortona
Milan Design Week welcomes Norwegian Presence to Zona Tortona
DOGA partners with Kebony to celebrate Norwegian design on the world stage Kebony is delighted to announce that it is exhibiting at the world famous Milan Design Week which began yesterday and will continue this week until the 22 April. Widely recognised for attracting and celebrating the very best in design from around the globe, this annual international furniture exhibition is host to a set of events throughout the city including ‘Norwegian Presence’, a unique exhibition organised by Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA), in partnership with Kebony, to showcase some of the visionary designers and manufacturers, who are ultimately responsible...
Baltimore’s Eager Park anchors mixed-use project with public space near Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore’s Eager Park
Designed by Mahan Rykiel, the Six-Acre Park Will Be the Centerpiece of Community’s Wellness Brand, Utilizing Sustainable Building Materials Eager Park, the six-acre public space created in conjunction with a world-class biotech center linked to Johns Hopkins Hospital, opened this year to showcase the revitalized East Baltimore community’s commitment to wellness and sustainability. The $12.2 million park was primarily financed through public funds from a variety of Maryland-centric development grants, along with contributions from private foundations. When fully developed the 88-acre adjacent masterplan will serve as the economic driver for renewal of the city’s east side, with life-science research facilities,...
The Wharf DC
Kebony demonstrates success in the US
Internationally renowned sustainable timber demonstrates versatility Operating on a global scale with distributors in Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and America, Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, has continued its expansion throughout the United States. Apollo Apartments and The Wharf are two prestigious projects in Washington D.C., which include both decking and cladding. The Brokery is an exterior cladding project in Phoenix, Arizona and Yeti’s new Global HQ in Austin, Texas and Eager Park, Baltimore, Maryland are two additional decking projects. Washington’s Apollo Apartments are located on the historical site of the early 20th Century Apollo Theatre and...
Yeti® opens new global headquarters - Located in Austin, Texas, its new home stays true to the company’s progressive mission, using a variety of sustainable building materials in its construction
Yeti® opens new global headquarters
Located in Austin, Texas, its new home stays true to the company’s progressive mission, using a variety of sustainable building materials in its construction Fast-growing outdoor brand YETI Coolers LLC recently opened the doors of its brand-new global headquarters in Austin, a showcase of sustainable building materials and finishes. The 175,000-square-foot complex comprises two 87,500-square-foot buildings, designed by Gensler and landscape architects TBG Partners, includes amenities in line with the company’s outdoor lifestyle brand such as cornhole sets, hammocks, and barbecue pits. Inspired by YETI’s mission, the design team crafted a workplace as earthy and authentic as the brand itself....
Victorian terrace receives contemporary revival
Victorian terrace receives contemporary revival
Charred Kebony Cladding by Shou Sugi Ban perfectly finishes state-of-the-art extension Located in Walthamstow, the Black Ridge House forms part of the Warner Estate, home to well-designed and well-built properties renowned for their distinctive character. Designed by Neil Dusheiko Architects, the Black Ridge House boasts a spacious extension which comprises an open plan kitchen, dining room and living area on the ground floor and a master bedroom and sky lit bathroom on the first floor. Charred Kebony Cladding by Shou Sugi Ban was selected to transform the original three bedroom Victorian terrace and provide a long-lasting and attractive timber finish...
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9 Inviting wood flooring ideas for your outdoor spaces
Many homeowners spend hours deciding on that perfect flooring for every room in their home, but hardly stop to consider various flooring options for their outdoor spaces. There are a plethora of different decking materials and styles to choose from, but modified wood ranks as one of the most valuable in terms of beauty and little to no maintenance. Compared to standard outdoor wood flooring and decking, modified wood has a much more rich appearance that you'd expect from quality interior wood flooring. Here are 9 examples of outdoor wood flooring inspiration to help you find which style best suits...
Historical site entices birdwatchers worldwide
Historical site entices birdwatchers worldwide
Kebony observatory offers 360° viewpoint Remotely located on the tip of Askøy, an island north of Bergen, the Birdwatching Tower has been sensitively designed by Norwegian architecture firm, LJB. The bird observatory is positioned in Herdla, an area renowned for its wide and open grasslands, and is surrounded by shallow waters. Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, was the primary material selected for the cladding, decking and seating, owing to its sustainability and natural appearance. The Kebony cladding adapts and changes colour over time, creating a soft and natural overcoat in contrast to the strong and geometrical form...
5 wood outdoor bench ideas for your next project
Benches are one of the most popular seating options for public spaces, particularly in outdoor settings. Bench seats are a bit more flexible than chairs, offering more seating space and added utility. Commercial park benches also have an advantage when it comes to having limitless design options. Park benches certainly don't need to be boring or plain. Designers can get very creative while still maintaining superior durability and beauty by using a material like modified wood. Here are five outdoor bench ideas to spur inspiration for your next project. 1. Artistic yet functional bench design ( Furniture for Waterfront Regeneration...
Matthew Hodjera Technical and Special Projects Manager for Kebony US
Kebony appoints technical and special projects manager for U.S.
Matthew Hodjera joins Kebony U.S. Kebony today announced the appointment of Matthew Hodjera to the position of technical and special projects manager for the United States, according to Kebony U.S. manager Andy Hehl. Hodjera, who’s had a professional relationship with Kebony since 2011, will be responsible for strengthening the scope and depth of service and support for Kebony’s fast-growing American AEC customer base. He will manage project-specific support, product resources, environmental and performance certifications, testing and development. “Having Matthew on our U.S. team is a natural,” Hehl said. “Not only did he help bring Kebony to the States in the...
home renovation ideas
17 home renovation ideas for 2018
Every new year brings momentum for change and 2018 is the perfect time to finally get around to renovating your home. Home renovations can range from smaller DIY-appropriate projects that may only take up a weekend to larger more intensive remodels that will likely require the assistance of a professional contractor. Ask any homeowner and you’ll likely find a laundry list of projects and renovations they’d like to accomplish. So whether you’re looking to tackle something big or small, here are 17 inspirational ideas for improving your home's aesthetic in 2018. 1. Give your exterior a facelift with modified wood...
Increase the value of your home with a Kebony deck
Increase the value of your home with a Kebony deck
Increase the value of your home with a Kebony deck! A beautiful outdoor space is one of the most important assets for every home. A great deck can increase the value of your home far more than the initial investment cost. There are many decking materials that look good in the store, however once you get them home and installed, issues resulting from twisting, splinters and sap can often occur. Or perhaps you find it simply doesn't look as good as you'd hoped. All of these issues can be costly to repair and additionally to maintain, adding greatly to the...
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Deck renovation: 5 considerations for renovating or building a wood deck
Spending time outdoors in your backyard with friends and family is much more enjoyable when you have a beautiful, welcoming deck to relax or entertain guests on. Classic wood decks add quite a bit of value to a home and when properly constructed can potentially last for up to 15 to 20 years, with proper maintenance. In fact, a well-built wood deck that is looking a bit rough and weathered may only need minor renovation to bring it back to its former glory. As long as your deck is structurally sound and given the all clear by a professional contractor,...
Hemsedal Suites welcomes alpine guests
Hemsedal Suites welcomes alpine guests
Norway’s top ski resort embraces innovative Kebony-cladding Centrally located in Hemsedal, Norway’s top ski resort and home to the highest ski lift in Scandinavia, Hemsedal Suites has now opened its doors to guests, offering the very best for skiers and snowboarders. Designed by HR Prosjekt (HRP), Hemsedal Suites boasts 100 luxury apartments all benefitting from conveniently positioned ski lifts on the doorstep. Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, was selected for the exterior cladding of this prominent building to complement the contemporary interior design style and modernist ethos of the suites. Providing the perfect family getaway, Hemsedal’s apartments...
wood roofs
5 wooden roofs that will make you rethink your shingles
There is something incredibly charming about wooden roofs, but many homeowners shy from the idea out of fear of high maintenance needs. Thankfully Kebony has the perfect real wood material to use for wooden roofs, due to its reduced care requirements and increased durability compared to traditional wood shingles. Here are five different Kebony roofs that might just make you want to replace your dingy, dated shingles with something new. Unique vertically overlapped boards (Valley Villa, by Arches) This delightful villa features a smooth modern look using long Kebony boards. The angles and dimensions are certainly eye-catching and would be...
Contemporary design for traditional farmhouse
Contemporary design for traditional farmhouse
Kebony brings historic 19th Century farmhouse into the modern era 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 farmhouse shortly after the millennium and were keen to preserve the historic building, intending to restore one of the last historic farmsteads, prominent in the area in the early 1900s. They sought to develop an annex to extend the existing residential property and redevelop the original triangular-roofed farmhouse building....
DC Wharf’s recreational pier highlights sustainable materials, unique landscape architecture, and unconventional carpentry
The Wharf - DC's new hotspot
DC Wharf’s recreational pier highlights sustainable materials, unique landscape architecture, and unconventional carpentry The Recreational Pier of Washington’s newly redeveloped southwest waterfront, dubbed “The Wharf,” has opened, highlighting a combination of sustainable building materials, unique landscape design and unconventional carpentry. The Recreational Pier sits at the terminus of 7th Street SW. Together with the adjacent 7th Street Park, the Recreation Pier forms a new civic connection that brings the community to the water’s edge. The curving, elliptical outline of the pier starts in the park as a poured in place concrete walk before transitioning to Kebony wood decking that pushes...
17 Modern Wood Deck Design Ideas
17 modern wood deck design ideas
A wood deck is a classic feature for homes and businesses alike, serving as an ideal outdoor entertainment area. Designing a wood deck can be done very simply with great results, but consider how a modern style combined with a bit of creativity can turn an otherwise plain deck space into something more useful as well as eye-catching. Here are a few modern wood deck ideas to inspire you to create an impressive outdoor zone. 1. Ground level decking blends in seamlessly (YETI Corporate Office, by TBG Partners, photo by Fine Focus Photography) When you think of a deck you...
snow and ice removal wood deck
Snow and ice removal on wood decks
The winter season is certainly a beautiful time of the year, synonymous with snowy landscapes and the holiday season. However, it can also be a stressful time for homeowners struggling to stay on top of snow removal and ice prevention. While shoveling walkways and the driveway are obviously important, seeing snow on your deck might make you wonder whether it needs to be removed or not. When it comes to wood deck snow removal, there are a few things to keep in mind. Amount of snow your deck can support The natural concern over seeing snow on your deck is...
Spectacular hillside house inspired by cluster design
Cubic design exploits Kebony cladding
Spectacular hillside house inspired by cluster design Located an hour north of Oslo, on a majestic hillside facing the Norwegian woods and Mjøsa Lake, lies the Gjøvik house. Imaginatively created by Norm Architects, the house comprises of six overlapping cubes clad with Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects. The Gjøvik house makes for an intimate and dynamic family home with materials, levels and inbuilt tailor-made furniture to create a cosy and minimalistic home. The initial idea behind the cluster style house was to build a home with a warm and inviting feel where one can truly hibernate and...
Futuristic family home comprises all ‘The Elements’
Futuristic family home comprises all ‘The Elements’
Kebony completes spectacular Hampshire house Located in Hampshire within close proximity to the River Hamble, this remarkable new-build family home provides substantial entertainment space, designed by local architects AR Design Studio. Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects was carefully selected for the exterior cladding of this property, which comprises three interlocking blocks organised around a central courtyard. Appropriately named, The Elements, this family home manages to naturally capture the very best of the sun and outside environment. Designed to follow the path of the sun, the three ‘zones’ of the house have been carved out of the surrounding...
solar deck lights
Everything you need to know about solar deck lights
There is nothing that quite sets off the natural beauty of classic wood decks like the right choice of lighting. Not only is deck lighting important for safety, but it also helps create a more relaxing and useful atmosphere for entertaining. Many advancements have been made in deck lighting options, but one of the most advantageous choices is solar lighting. Every homeowner can benefit from reduced energy costs and new solar deck lights can be just as beautiful as traditional electric lights. Advantages and other factors of solar deck lighting Solar deck lighting is growing in popularity, and for good...
Valley Villa by Arches and John Ruskin Street by David Stanley confirmed as winners at the Surface Design Show
Double win at Surface Design Awards
Valley Villa and John Ruskin Street confirmed as winners at the Surface Design Show Kebony has been announced as the winner for two categories, Sustainable Exterior Surface and Housing Exterior Surface, at the prestigious 2018 Surface Design Awards. The awards recognise the most innovative design and use of materials in construction projects internationally and entries are judged on the use of materials, the type of surface and the aesthetic design of the project. The prize for Sustainable Exterior Surface was awarded to Kebony and architectural firm Arches, for the timber cladding of Valley Villa, a contemporary and eco-friendly villa located...
Selecting the Best Low Maintenance House Siding
Selecting the best low maintenance house siding option
When selecting new siding for your home there is one factor that is even more important than aesthetics or durability, and that is the maintenance requirements. It is all too easy for homeowners to get sold on the look and durability of a siding product, not realizing that some options require high maintenance that is both time-consuming and potentially expensive. Remember, durability doesn't necessarily mean low care, so you must consider how much time and effort you realistically want to invest into your home's siding. The most common reason for siding to fail isn't due to being aged beyond repair...
content marketing deck builders
7 content marketing ideas for deck builders
Marketing isn’t what it used to be. When your grandfather ran a deck building business and wanted to attract new customers, he’d put an ad in the paper or send out a mailer. But in the hyper-connected, internet-based world we live in today, you have to think differently. In our post today, we’ll talk about content marketing - what it is and 7 real-world ways you can use it to boost your business and stand out from the pack. What is Content Marketing? Content marketing is a lot more subtle than traditional marketing. You’re not directly soliciting your services in...
2018 Global Cleantech 100 list recognises Kebony for the 7th time
Kebony as Global Cleantech 100 for 7th time
Kebony wins “Europe and Israel Company of the Year” Award Kebony announces it has been named in the prestigious 2018 Global Cleantech 100, produced by CTG (Cleantech Group), whose research and events services keep its audiences and clients in touch with emerging trends, leading innovation companies and all key players in sustainable innovation. The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas impacting the future of a wide range of industries, according to players in the market. This year, a record number of nominations were received: 12,300 distinct companies from 61 countries. Featuring companies that are best positioned...
Preikestolen cabin provides safe haven for hikers
Preikestolen cabin provides safe haven for hikers
Kebony to the rescue Strategically positioned halfway between Preikestolen’s official trekking start point and Pulpit Rock - one of Norway’s most visited tourist attractions offering spectacular views over the Lysefjord - a cabin has been constructed to provide a safe shelter for those in need. Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, was selected for the exterior cladding by building company Scandihus, due to its hard wearing qualities and environmentally friendly nature. The Preikestolen cabin is the first of two emergency cabins funded by a state grant of 300,000 NOK (£28,000), with additional support received from the SR Foundation....
Small House Exterior Design Ideas
6 small house exterior design ideas
Small homes are often the most challenging yet rewarding homes to design, but with the minimalism movement leaving many people wanting to downsize, these compact dwellings are becoming more popular. Small homes can be just as stunning as the average size home, and perhaps even more so. Here are a few small house exterior ideas to get you started on designing your dream home or remodeling your existing house. 1. Go straight to bold with Shou Sugi Ban siding (Guest House with Shou Sugi Ban Facade, by Character Builders Colorado & Delta Millworks, photo by Patrick Fleming) One advantage of...
Valley Villa by Arches wins Residential Architect Design Awards
Valley Villa wins Residential Architect Design Awards
Photography © Arches Kebony and Arches celebrate Valley Villa’s recent award win Valley Villa by Arches , a contemporary, eco-friendly villa clad in sustainable Kebony wood, has been announced as a winner for the Residential Architect Design Award for the category Custom Home more than 3,000 square feet. The Residential Architect Design Awards (RADA) recognises outstanding work in advancing residential design, particularly if any environmentally friendly and sustainable materials were selected. Valley Villa was chosen for its striking architectural style that unites sustainability with contemporary design; simultaneously being both modern and traditional. The clear, angular design of this property aptly...
Canada's first funicular opens in Edmonton
Canada's first funicular opens in Edmonton
Photography by Brock Kryton Canada’s first funicular, officially named ‘the 100 Street Funicular and Frederick G. Todd Lookout’, has now opened as an attraction to members of the public in downtown Edmonton. Designed in its entirety by Dialog Design , this $24 million project has been publicly funded to improve access to Edmonton’s river valley – the city’s largest and publicly accessible green space. Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, was consciously selected for the funicular stairs, cladding and boardwalk owing to its hardwearing and environmentally friendly nature. Edmonton’s boxlike and cable mechanised funicular connects the promenade to...
The Archive House embraces environmental design and creative thinking
Origami inspired Kebony façade
The Archive House embraces environmental design and creative thinking Located in the Innovation Park (Ipark) at Ullandhaug, Stavanger, the Archive House has been imaginatively designed by Lund+Slaatto Arkitekters to provide a 14,000 sq. m. cultural research centre which includes a café, library, meeting room and exhibition area. Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, was selected for the exterior cladding of the Archive House to create an eye-catching geometric ‘folded’ façade. The building contains the most important historical sources from the Rogaland County, the city of Stavanger and the Norwegian Mission Society, with more than 70km of underground archives...
Ian Bennett winning Kebony wood sculpture competition
Ian Bennett winning Kebony wood sculpture competition
Winner announcement of 2017 sculpture competition Kebony partnered with the University of East London to provide Fine Art and Architecture students with an opportunity to examine and discover the inherent qualities of Kebony by developing their own proposition for a sculpture. Ian Bennett was announced as the winner for his sculpture, ‘ The Reimagined Tree ’ in which the edges of machine cut Kebony planks have been angled to enable five panels to come together to form a pentagonal cylinder, synonymous with the form of a tree trunk and the ‘golden ratio’ that is often found in nature. Following submission...
deck decor ideas
7 ways winter decor can spruce up your deck
For many the winter season isn't just about chilly weather and snow, but rather is a festive time for holidays and spending time with loved ones. One way of spreading some cheer, whether holiday related or not, is to update the decor on your deck. After all, the deck or patio that makes your home's entryway is how your guests will make their first impression. With some thoughtful planning and an eye for detail you can create a beautiful winter decor theme to welcome in friends and family. Here are 7 decor ideas to consider for your deck this winter...
improve your deck business
5 things deck builders can do now to Improve their business in 2018
As a deck builder your primary goal for your business is to not just get by, but really make true success while creating beautiful outdoor spaces for your customers. When it comes to solid business practices there is no room for complacency. Far too many decking builders reach a certain level of success and begin to get so wrapped up in customer projects that they forget about the business end of things. Soon they are complete with their projects and find that they don't have many new clients waiting or perhaps discover how unorganized their business is when they can't...
decking trends for 2018
Decking trends for 2018
Decks are an incredibly important part of a home, serving as a place of entertainment as well as relaxation. Despite them being a place where a lot of time is spent, it seems as though decking trends aren't always as inventive as other aspect of exterior design. Thankfully this notion is changing, with every year there are new innovative materials and design ideas. Here are a few decking trends for 2018 to keep in mind. Improve on Tradition with Modified Wood Wood is the most common material used in decking, and has been a staple since the beginning. It is...
creating comfort zones in your backyard space
5 ideas for creating comfort zones in your backyard space
Your backyard space is an important area of your home, both from a personal standpoint as well as when considering increasing the value of your property. Sadly many homeowners only do the bare basics of landscaping, decking, or perhaps install a pool, but leave it at that. It comes as no surprise that thoughtful design is just as important in creating comfort zones in your backyard just as it is in your home. If your backyard isn't the calming oasis you wish it to be, here are 5 ideas for making this space look like it belongs in a magazine....
restaurant with modified wood siding
Improve your restaurant with modified wood siding
Every restaurateur understands the significance of creating an atmosphere that enhances the overall experience of their restaurant for their patrons. Going out for a meal is often a social event and often times the ambience of the restaurant is just as impactful as the food itself. A beautifully designed interior will be remembered, but don't forget how important the face of your business is. Restaurant exterior design is often put on the backburner while more focus is spent on interior design. While a restaurant exterior doesn't need to be extremely flashy or extravagant, it is important that the design reflect...
decks and hot tubs
Decks and hot tub build considerations & design ideas
There are few things that can enhance your deck and your experience of it like a hot tub. As decks become more frequent additions to homes and properties, more homeowners are beginning to add onto their decks with built in benches, gazebos, pergolas, and equipment like hot tubs. All of these additions can help you enjoy your deck more, and get more use out of it. However, adding something like a hot tub to your deck requires a lot more thought than simply purchasing one and setting it down. Hot tubs are heavy. They require support, as well as electrical...
Kebony Clear used as cladding on The Brokery, Phoenix
Kebony Clear for 'The Brokery'
Photography by Bill Timmerman for Studio Ma Studio Ma Completes Innovative Co-Working Real Estate Office The Brokery , an innovative real estate co-working office in the heart of the desirable Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, recently completed construction, according to architectural firm Studio Ma , who designed the project. The Brokery is home to a local independent real estate company focusing on the Arcadia and Biltmore areas of Phoenix. The modern and memorable building is the culmination of a four-year process which began when real estate executive Tucker Blalock purchased the vacant lot at 4546 N. 40th St., one block north...
Charred Kebony by Shou Sugi Ban in Rhoda Restaurant Hong Kong by Joyce Wang
Charred Kebony for Rhoda Restaurant
Photography © Lit Ma and Dennis Lo Charred Kebony by Shou Sugi Ban for award-winning Rhoda Restaurant The Restaurant and Bar Design Awards announced Rhoda Restaurant in Hong Kong as the Winner in the category Asia Restaurant. Charred Kebony “Minami No” by Shou Sugi Ban was chosen to feature on the wall covering of the Rhoda Restaurant which has been beautifully designed by Joyce Wang . Hong Kong restauranteur Yenn Wong has created a stylish and contemporary eatery with an interior inspired by the food served there. English chef Nathan Green serves menu that is a balance of charcoal grill...
Kebony cladding completes Denmark’s sustainable visitor attraction
World’s first Biological House unveiled
Kebony cladding completes Denmark’s sustainable visitor attraction The world’s first ‘Biological House’ has opened its doors to visitors and sets a new high standard for eco-friendly buildings. The leading forces behind this innovative build, Een til Een , built the house in secrecy, and eventually welcomed visitors from all over the world. Located in Middelfart, Denmark, and made from upcycled materials including Kebony Character cladding, the Biological House is a modern, sustainable and modular housing concept with a specific focus on architecture, materials, indoor air quality and unique design. A ‘biological house’ is typically built with upcycled agricultural industry residual...
UEL students use Kebony wood for sculpture competition in London
UEL's sculpture competition shortlist announced
Five students from UEL in the running to create new sculpture for London Kebony has partnered with the University of East London (UEL) to provide Fine Art and Architecture students with an opportunity to examine and discover the inherent qualities of Kebony, enabling them to develop their own proposition for a sculpture. Students were invited to submit their innovative, experimental and materials-led concept proposals to the highly acclaimed judging panel comprising: Thomas Hoegh , Chairman of the Board at Kebony and Founder of Arts Alliance ; Simon Robertshaw , Dean of the School of Arts & Digital Industries at the...
exterior home design ideas
33 jaw dropping exterior home design ideas
Natural wood may be the classic choice for home siding but don't let that fool you into thinking wood is boring or predictable. Here are 36 examples of extraordinary houses made even more stunning with their creative uses of real wood. 1. An Origami Inspired Wooden Facade The use of different shapes and angles is a great way to make a big impression in architecture; the Archive house in Norway is a perfect example of this. The Kebony clad exterior is a completely new design, featuring dramatic lines inspired by the Japanese art of origami. The Archive house is a...
Washington’s Apollo apartments offer major amenities on historic site
Kebony offering views on the capital
Photos © Sean O'Rourke Photography Washington’s Apollo apartments offer major amenities on historic site Near the epicenter of Washington, DC’s H Street, the newly constructed Apollo Apartments were designed to capture the excitement of the early 20th Century Apollo Theater, located on the same site, with modern amenities befitting one of the city’s most dynamic neighborhoods. Sitting atop the building, which houses more than 350 apartments, a Whole Foods store and independent coffeehouse The Wydown, is an expansive, landscaped rooftop deck and outdoor living environment, which includes a multi-use pool/fountain, movie screen with lawn seating, a 360-degree view of the...
Kebony cladding used to improve the farmer's house
Kebony reforms The Farmer’s House
Pictures © Martin Gardner Farmhouse redefined with a new contemporary addition Set on a private estate in the most western part of the South Downs National Park, an exceptional renovation has taken place transforming the existing property, which had been subject to a number of alterations and mismatched extensions, into a futuristic farmhouse designed by AR Design Studio . Kebony Clear cladding was selected to clad the exterior façade of The Farmer’s House and subsequently unite the original property with its revolutionary extension. The owners of this farmhouse required a completely self-contained yet adjoined annex that would provide a space...
digital marketing for decking contractors
The complete digital marketing guide for decking contractors
What if you could bring in a steady stream of qualified leads actively looking for a decking contractor? Week in. Week out. On autopilot. With online marketing, this vision is not only attainable but can be accomplished in a relatively short timeframe. Very few decking contractors are taking advantage of the internet’s power to drive leads, which means fast results for your business. Today, we are going to show you how digital marketing can transform the way you bring in leads. I’m going to teach you how to build a steady stream of qualified leads to your business. This is...
Top Architecture Firm Blogs
The top 100 architecture firm blogs you should be following
Do a search for “Architecture blog” and you’ll get roughly 237 million results. Forgive our slang, but ain’t nobody got time for that. Luckily, here at Kebony, we’ve sought out the top architecture firm blogs and we’re here to give you the inside scoop on who’s the cream of the crop. We’re bringing you the best of the best - each of these firm’s blogs have amazing articles, the most beautiful inspiration and top-notch writing. We’ve included an intro for each to help you determine which fits your interests best, but you’re sure to find great content on any of...
Modified Wood is The Best Option for Your Deck
30 reasons why modified wood is the best option for your deck
Modified wood is quickly becoming a premium decking material for residential homes as well as commercial settings. Nearly everyone can appreciate the natural beauty of wood decks, yet many also will agree that the high maintenance associated with them is a main reason for choosing alternative materials. Modified wood offers all the beauty of real wood without the concerns over durability, longevity and maintenance needs. Instead of choosing vinyl, composites or expensive hardwoods, here are 30 reasons why you will be happier with a modified wood deck. 1. Modified Wood Decks Develop a Natural Patina Over Time Photo by :...
landscape architecture trends
9 landscape architecture trends for public spaces
Landscape architecture helps to define outdoor spaces, making them not only more user friendly and accessible, but also more aesthetically pleasing as well. More public spaces from city bus stops to waterfront parks are taking the time to hire landscape architects to help them make the most of their surroundings, catering to visitors and viewers alike. Check out these 9 landscape architecture trends for public spaces to help give you an idea of what may be possible for your space. 1. Waterfront Park Architect: Thomas Balsley Associates, WEISS/MANFREDI Waterfront establishments get a lot of attention with visitors, patrons and workers...
Modified Wood Siding vs Vinyl Siding
Modified wood siding vs vinyl siding
The way that your siding looks and performs has a tremendous impact on the rest of your property. From curb appeal to protection from the elements, siding has an important role to play on any home. That may be why so many homeowners are constantly searching for the right type of siding for their homes, and comparing wood siding vs vinyl siding as they make their final choice. Finding a low maintenance, attractive and durable siding may feel like a challenge, especially when considering the attributes of vinyl siding vs wood. And while some people may think that vinyl siding...
Samppalinna Pool renewed with Kebony Wood
21st Century facilities in Finland’s oldest city
Photos: © Aki Aro Outdoor Olympic-sized swimming pool restored to former glory with Kebony cladding Centrally located in Turku, Finland’s oldest city, the Samppalinna outdoor pool and its associated facilities recently underwent a complete facelift. Architect Mikko Lemmetti, Head Designer at LEMMETTI , chose Kebony for the pool house cladding and outdoor tiered seating as well as the siding in the bathroom. The Olympic-sized pool was one of eight outdoor swimming pools built in Finland during the 1950s, a period of economic boom and a notorious decade for Finland following the 1952 Summer Olympics. The primary objective for this renovation...
25 MODERN HOME EXTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS
25 modern home exterior design ideas
1. Floating Home Architect : Timo Urala Photo by : Jörgen Ulvgård This spectacular three-story floating home showcases a classic modern design that maintains a strong connection with its natural environment. It’s an impressive collaboration of floating construction specialists Timo Urala Design , Bluet Ltd and Marinetek Group . The external façade combines glass, white fiber cement and Kebony wood. Timo Urala, Lead Designer commented: “To create a house that floats, is well laid out and beautiful relies on top-quality materials throughout. Kebony was great to work with, strong and durable. Since working on this project, I’m now adding a...
Bring out your inner Samurai with a super sleek, razor sharp TOG knife. The brainchild of British designer Bert Beagley-Brown, these breathtakingly sharp and innovative blades are forged in Seki City, the Samurai sword capital of Japan, and handmade using techniques inspired by ancient sword-making methods.
Sharpen up your kitchen prep
New Kebony carving knife now available from TOG Knives Bring out your inner Samurai with a super sleek, razor sharp TOG knife . The brainchild of British designer Bert Beagley-Brown, these breathtakingly sharp and innovative blades are forged in Seki City, the Samurai sword capital of Japan, and handmade using techniques inspired by ancient sword-making methods. FSC®-certified Kebony Clear wood, has provided a sleek, durable and sustainable handle for TOG’s newest product, the 26cm Sujihiki. A Japanese version of a carving knife designed for slicing boneless meat and fish, the Sujihiki is now available to purchase for £190. Its thin...
shou sugi ban wood siding
6 reasons why Shou Sugi Ban is the hottest trend in architecture
Trends in architecture don't alway revolve around new ideas, but occasionally nod to the past by bringing ancient techniques back to life with improved technology. A growing trend that is a perfect example of this is Shou Sugi Ban. Shou Sugi Ban is an ancient Japanese architectural technique that was used to preserve wood by charring the surface with a hot flame. Shou Sugi Ban is also known as Yakisugi and traditionally was performed on Sugi wood, which is a Japanese cedar. The process involved charring the wood, cooling it, cleaning off any soot or burnt debris on the surface,...
Kebony decking receives ICC certification for its Kebony Clear Radiata Pine and Southern Yellow Pine decking products
Kebony decking receives ICC certification
Tested and Evaluated by ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), Kebony Clear Radiata Pine and Southern Yellow Pine Decking Comply with Both IRC and IBC Codes for Preservative-Treated Wood, Structural Integrity and Decay-Resistance. Kebony® announced it has received International Code Council® certification for its Kebony Clear Radiata Pine and Southern Yellow Pine decking products, according to Kebony USA Sales Manager Andy Hehl. Kebony Clear decking in 22mm and 38mm thickness were tested and evaluated under the ICC criteria for Division: 06 00 00—Wood, Plastic, and Composites; and Section: 06 05 73.13—Preservative Wood Treatment Section: 06 15 33—Wood Patio Decking. The products passed...
Kebony reveals hidden gem in Hankø, Norway. A beautiful bath house that blends harmoniously with nature.
Kebony reveals hidden gem
Pictures © Patric Katzman Charming Bath House adapts to life on the island Oslotre , a Norwegian architect firm and specialist in timber construction, has carefully designed a charming Bath House on the beautiful island of Hankø off Fredrikstad. The Bath House, affectionately described by the owner as a ‘hidden gem’, was built to blend seamlessly into the surroundings without taking away from the existing house, a Norwegian prefab log cabin which was exhibited at the Exposition Universelle de 1889. Kebony , a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, was fitted for both the decked walkway which has been installed...
Villa Sval, Kebony wood cladding, The Future of Architecture
Villa Sval: the future of architecture
Images by Per Erik Jæger State-of-the-art self-build comprises 9,000 metres of Kebony Henning Kongshavn Frønsdal, Architect at LINK Arkitektur , one of Scandinavia’s most prestigious architectural firms, has recently completed his own self-build project located on the outskirts of Bergen, Norway. Kebony is renowned for its versatility and has been used throughout Villa Sval in a number of different applications including; cladding, decking, window frames and exterior doors. Offering exceptional views of the surrounding landscape, Frønsdal’s inspiring yet simplistic design has gone on to receive widespread television coverage across Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Historically, strict fire regulations have limited the...
Taylor Young awarded "40 under 40"
Taylor Young awarded "40 under 40"
Kebony USA's Taylor Young was designated a Wood Industry 40 Under 40 winner for the Class of 2017 . He received his award shortly after making a presentation at the Leadership Forum at AWFS show in Las Vegas on July, 19th, 2017. The AWFS is one of North America's largest woodworking trade shows, with more than 15,000 woodworkers, finish carpenters and cabinet makers in attendance. This program seeks individuals in the next generation of people who are destined to make an impact on wood products manufacturing industry in North America. Winners were announced in early June, with awards presented at...
wood terrace design ideas
Wood terrace considerations and design ideas
The word terrace comes from the Latin word for “earth”, meaning a structure that is built or raised up from the earth. Over the years, terraces have undergone significant transformations, with the term becoming synonymous with any type of structure that links the outdoors with the space within. Today, terraces are often found in gardens, particularly in sloped or hilly terrain, as well as on rooftops and in place of ordinary patios. Wood terraces in particular, have become popular as they create a beautiful, natural bridge to the outdoors. Like any structure, though, wood terraces do have several considerations affecting...
Social media for architects
The 5 best social media platforms for architects (and how to use them)
You know that social media is a vital part of your marketing campaign, but there are so many different platforms out there, each requiring a slightly different approach. Where should you spend your time and how do you make the most of your social media accounts? First things first - never underestimate the importance of being active on social media. A recent study shows that 60 percent of clients research professional service providers on social media before making their choice, which means that you can’t afford to sit out of the sharing, liking and following game. Your social media posts...
sustainable wood facades
13 examples of sustainable wood facades
In recent surveys of architects and builders, construction industry influencers were asked what they thought the most popular trends would be in 2017. Overwhelmingly, most people surveyed felt that green building design and sustainable features were going to be amongst those options that homeowners would most like to see in new homes and properties. Green building designs can include several different facets, from energy efficiency to the use of sustainable materials. For the exterior of the home, however, most builders surveyed felt that homeowners want to see contemporary styles in addition to sustainability, creating a façade that will look as...
Kebony partners with University of East London
Design partnership with University of East London
Fine Art students put their design skills to the test to create new sculpture for London Kebony announces an exciting partnership with the University of East London (UEL) . Twenty innovative, experimental and materials-led Fine Art students have been provided with an opportunity to examine and discover the inherent qualities of Kebony, enabling them to develop their own proposition for a sculpture. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to bring their ideas to life in a three-dimensional way. A shortlist of five students will be selected to create a small model of their proposal, before presenting to a judging...
modified wood
Is eco-friendly modified wood in the building plans for your next project?
Modified wood stretches the boundaries of what wood in its natural state is capable of doing. The U.S.D.A.’s National Forest Service Library defines modified wood as “wood that is processed by chemical treatment, compression, or other means, with or without heat, to impart permanent properties quite different from those of the original wood.” Thermally modified wood is redefining the properties, features and applications of natural wood in a wide spectrum of residential and commercial applications. Industry innovators are using ground-breaking technology to take wood products into previously uncharted territory, giving pine, spruce and other softwood timbers the super-strength powers of...
deck builder blogs
The top 30 deck builder blogs
Here at Kebony, we know decking and we’ve combed the web to bring you the top 30 blogs from the deck and other contractors who are at the top of their game. These blogs stand out from the crowd with high-quality, educational and just plain interesting posts. Whether you’re a DIYer looking for instructions and how-to’s, need tips on hiring a contractor for your project, or want to fill your Pinterest board with beautiful design ideas for your outdoor space, these fantastic blogs will have you covered. 1) Custom Deck Builders, LLC With a specialization in New England deck building,...
Kebony cladding blends seamlessly into natural rock
Kebony cladding blends seamlessly into natural rock
Photography by Per Erik Jæger With the vision to ‘face the world’, the Homan family have created a perfect property for their family, located on the island of Hvasser. Owing to the island’s dramatic weather and the cabin’s exposed position by the sea a low maintenance wood which would withstand all weather conditions was required. As a result Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, was selected for the cabins façade. Designed by architect Pernilla Johansson, the striking cabin was intended to stand out from the more traditional cabins in the area. However, the owners also believed it was...
Sustainable Architecture
17 sustainable architecture design ideas
1. Open Rainscreen Architect : NOMA Arkitekter Photo by : Jean Lorentzen, Petter Nordahl Insulation is essential for managing the interior temperature of a building. But there are further measures you can take with your wall assemblies to make passive heating and cooling work even more efficiently. An open rainscreen allows air to vent through your siding, pulling stagnant air and moisture from the waterproof membrane and keeping ambient hot or cold air from passing through the insulation. This modern library renovation utilizes Kebony wood siding to this effect. 2. Natural Siding Materials Architect and Photo by : Arches This...
Blue Forest Create Tree-mendous Tree House in Kebony Wood at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017
Blue Forest create tree-mendous tree house at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Photography © Alexander Whittle Blue Forest Luxury Treehouses is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting a luxury, handcrafted tree house at the RHS Chelsea Flower 2017 . The tree house made from Kebony , a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, will offer the public a rare opportunity to experience the quality and charm of Blue Forest’s bespoke tree house creations. Located on the show’s prestigious Main Avenue, the stand will feature a natural woodland planting scheme designed by Architectural Plants , a prestigious nursery with an enthusiasm for the sculptural qualities of trees and quirky or unusual...
Natural Bath receives sustainable renovation with Kebony wood
Natural bath receives sustainable renovation
Pictures © Balteschwiler / Thomas Wilper Kebony wood comes to the rescue of severely damaged public pool Located in Germany on the banks of the River Rhine, the natural bath of Murg recently underwent a complete facelift and was fitted out with newly designed larch piers, stairs and decking. Although considered to be the perfect material for this outdoor space, a range of problems soon began to unfold and Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, was chosen to replace the damaged larch and rescue the outdoor pool. A popular wood commonly used in terraces, larch is reasonably priced...
Marine Wood Decking
Boat, yacht, and marine wood decking & flooring
For many years, most boat, yacht, and marine docks were built out of teak, a tropical hardwood that holds up well to the wet environment that is integral with the boating industry. Teak is not a sustainable hardwood, however, with diminishing forests putting it on an endangered list, and high costs associated with shipping it to the desired locations. Using other materials not made of wood runs the risk of polluting the water the dock is built on, with other factors such as high temperatures in the sun or the material being compromised by excessive moisture playing a secondary role....
Social Media Post Ideas for Deck Builders
13 social media post ideas for deck builders
You probably already know that social media is good for business – and not just businesses geared to the young and smartphone-savvy. Everyone uses social media today, including your potential clients. If you’re thinking “I’m a deck contractor, not a selfie-taking teenager! How do I use social media?” then this post is for you! We’ll show you 13 real-life examples of stellar social media posts by deck contractors, why they work, and how you can use all the top tricks to get your decking business seen (and followed, liked, and shared) on social media. #1. Raise Eyebrows to Raise Bottom...
Kebony Launches New AEC Daily Course
Kebony launches new AEC Daily course for continuing education
There are few fields out there that allow you to stop your education once you attain your credentials. Like many professionals, architects find that in order to stay on top of their game, they need to continue their education, working on credits toward their accreditation, while staying abreast with the latest in techniques and materials to keep their work fresh. The building industry changes nearly constantly, with newer materials, techniques, and designs being brought to the forefront of the industry and changing the way that people view the homes and buildings they interact with every day. For that reason alone,...
rot resistant wood
Choosing the best rot resistant wood
Natural wood for both exterior and interior applications has become one of the most popular products for architects, designers and homeowners. Most who are investing in things like cladding, decking or fencing will acknowledge that their first preference is to use a natural wood product, rather than a laminate, plastic or other alternatives. Unfortunately, most traditional woods are subject to issues such as rotting if they are left untreated and exposed to the elements. This means that the wood must be constantly maintained, with scraping, painting, staining or waterproofing to help it last as long as possible. Labor intensive maintenance...
rooftop decking
7 inspirational rooftop decking and terrace designs for your next commercial project
These 7 inspirational rooftop decking and terrace designs are meant to help motivate you in the creation of newer and more innovative designs of your own.
FSC-Certified Wood
What is FSC-certified wood?
Known as the mark of responsible forestry, you’ll find the FSC label on many wood products that you can buy for your home. Those who are looking for eco-friendly and sustainable options for their homes may already be seeking out this label, while others may simply want to know why they see it on their favorite products. The Forest Stewardship Council works to improve forest management, and in doing so helps manufacturers who use wood to make better social and environmental choices with their products. Choosing wood that has been FSC certified means that you can rest assured that this...
School Building Architectural
8 school building architectural designs using natural wood
Natural wood siding and building materials have beneficial properties no matter where they are found on a building. Wood is renewable, sustainable and studies show that wood can have many positive effects on the health of those working or studying in the area. For students and educators who spend the bulk of their days inside, having a building made with real wood can be a big benefit. These 8 academic building design ideas are meant to give you an idea of how you can use wood to create a learning environment even in urban areas. 1. University of Southern Denmark...
Boardwalk Decking Construction
Boardwalk decking construction and design ideas
Whether in a private or public setting, boardwalks often serve as focal points along any waterfront property, enabling residents, tourists, homeowners and guests to access and enjoy the water. When it comes to building a boardwalk there are many different styles, construction types and materials that can be used. If you’re planning to build a boardwalk, let the following information and examples help you determine what design, method and materials will work best for your vision. Construction Type When building a boardwalk, your first concern should be the construction method and any impact this may have on the environment you’re...
Modern Exterior Cladding
13 modern exterior cladding ideas
Contemporary architecture and facades are growing in popularity across the country. Clean lines and simple designs are among those attributes most commonly requested by homebuyers and homeowners for both the interior and exterior of the home. We’ve been seeing a particular emphasis on wood cladding in home designs, as it can serve as both an excellent way to improve curb appeal and create interesting focal points inside too. These 13 modern exterior cladding ideas will help you get a sense of just what’s possible to use on your own home. 1. Reaching New Heights Architect : Fernau & Hartman Photo...
Kebony wood cladding adopts a fiery charred and brushed finish by Shou Sugi Ban
Kebony gets a fiery finish by Shou Sugi Ban
Shou Sugi Ban , a UK based manufacturer of charred timber products, has selected Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, to create a distinctive modified timber cladding using the ancient Japanese techniques of burning, brushing or pre-weathering timber to provide a long-lasting and beautiful wood. This unique manufacturing process has been used in the UK for over eight years; the process requires a fine attention to detail and can be dangerous, however the end-result is remarkable and a worthwhile feat of ingenuity. Shou Sugi Ban is a Japanese term which literally translates to ‘burnt cedar board’. Historically, Japanese...
Habitree and Kebony celebrate European Product Design Award win
Habitree & Kebony celebrate design award win
Habitree , made from sustainable Kebony wood, has been announced as a winner of the European Product Design Award for the category Interior Products/Decoration. This award recognises the efforts of talented designers and design teams who aim to improve our daily lives with practical and beautiful creations, designed to solve a problem, make life easier or simply spread joy. Habitree was chosen for its innovative design, pure Scandinavian style and environmental conscience. Søren Bach first developed the idea while working for Randers microbrewery in Denmark which used Kebony wood to build premium boxes for packaging their beer bottles. The process...
Shiplap Cladding
Everything you need to know about shiplap cladding
With the rise and popularity of HGTV’s Fixer Upper has also come a rise in popularity of wood shiplap cladding. Named for its original use as a ship siding, shiplap cladding can be found in many homes both inside and out. It’s clean lines with no overlap make it a popular exterior cladding choice for contemporary homes, while the natural wood grain and ability to be painted make it a great option for interior accent walls. Shiplap is a powerful element for anyone wanting to add design interest and character to their home. Shiplap History While shiplap is currently an...
6 Tips for a Natural and Creative Terrace Design
6 tips for natural & creative deck design
The garden is fast becoming an important part of every home. The right material and high quality design can be integral to making your hub of escapism unique, comfortable, and able to stand the test of time. Here is a list of six expert tips to create the perfect deck: 1. Use light to set the scene Choosing the right light can help to create the perfect setting for any terrace. By embedding lighting into the flooring or using fairy lights you can enhance the atmosphere of the terrace and create a warm and inviting spot to sit back and...
rainscreen siding
Rainscreen wood sding 101
If you live in an area with significant rainfall each year, you’ve probably dealt with the issues that it can cause. Rotting of the wood behind the siding of a home is a common issue in areas with higher moisture levels. Like many issues, prevention is a far better alternative to correcting the problem once it’s been discovered. For this reason, it’s usually recommended – and in areas where rainfall exceeds 60-inches a year often required – that you install rainscreen behind your wood siding. A rainscreen isn’t a material or thing, it’s a system that will allow your home...
Kebony wins prestigious Foreign Investment Trophy
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, Kebony was recognised as a foreign company with an important investment project in Flanders. Kebony was nominated for the award by the Government of Flanders, who listed the company’s highly positive effect on employment in the area as a winning credential. This announcement comes just two weeks after the groundbreaking of Kebony’s new factory in the Flanders region of...
How to choose the best low-maintenance deck for your home
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 home. However, before daydreaming about how you can make the most of an outdoor deck, it’s important to consider which type of wood is best for you. The number one concern most homeowners have when building a deck is the required maintenance. The idea of...
3 ways deck contractors can grow profits
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 your best year yet. Sell More Add-Ons Boosting profits seems simple enough. Building more decks equals making more money, right? Well, the truth of the matter is that taking on more projects often means hiring more workers. So, while you’ll see an increase in sales, you might not...
interior wood cladding
5 variations of 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.
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.
3 design & construction trends for 2017
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. To stay a step ahead of industry growth, the following are three key design and construction trends to keep in mind this year. Low-maintenance products When it comes to construction, the less stress, the better. Low-maintenance, high-performing products, such as technologically enhanced wood,...
sustainable cladding material
The best sustainable cladding option for your building or home
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 statement. So it’s no wonder that so many people put a big emphasis on the cladding they choose to cover their home or business’ exterior. One statement that more property owners are choosing to make now more than ever, is building beautifully with natural products that are environmentally friendly. Eco-friendly...
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,
3 things you didn’t know could be LEED certified
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 Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum. Criteria include building materials, water efficiency and energy use, to name a few. While you often hear about office buildings, hospitals and the like being LEED-certified, many people don’t realize that LEED certification touches structures beyond our everyday use. We’ve pulled together a list of interesting projects most people might overlook when it comes to achieving...
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.
Building renewable energy structures with sustainable wood
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 energy facilities, along with 57,000 jobs for suppliers and supporting businesses. Continued investment in renewable energy could lead to an even brighter future. In addition to creating more than 200,000 new jobs , a 25 percent renewable energy standard could generate up to $263 billion in new capital investment for renewable energy technologies, as well as $11.5 billion in new property...
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.
Garage transformed into stunning modernist library
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 with a clean, contemporary design which enhances the existing architecture, and brings new character to the property as a whole. The architects altered the original pitch of the roof to dramatically increase the amount of usable space, and with bookshelves a priority, the steep angles of the new roof allow for walls that are heightened with large...
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.
Kebony is named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 for the 6th time
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 keeps its audiences in touch with emerging trends, leading innovation companies and all key players in sustainable innovation. Developed in Norway, Kebony’s revolutionary technology is an environmentally friendly process, which modifies sustainably sourced softwoods by heating the wood with furfuryl alcohol - an agricultural by-product. By polymerising the wood’s cell wall, the softwoods permanently take on...
Peace and tranquillity in Copenhagen’s picturesque Urban Hospice
Kebony wood in multiple applications
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 in need of palliative care. Located in the tranquil setting of Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, the vision was to provide a warm and protective atmosphere for up to sixteen patients. Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, was chosen to complement this setting and has subsequently been used throughout the build for the decking, windows and shades, door frames, as well as...
sustainable decking low-maintenance
Selecting the best sustainable decking option for your deck
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
Timber roof cladding: ideas and considerations for your next project
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.
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.
Build the best green deck this spring with modified 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. Several studies have pointed out the benefits of spending time outside, including lower stress levels, improved mental health and increased happiness. A deck makes it easy to do just that right from the comfort and convenience of your own home. Take advantage...
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.
Kebony introduces its newest window wood
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 recommended by leading architects, has been used for years in window installations worldwide and last year the wood was officially recognised as a suitable product for the window industry. Following additional research and a series of tests by the German Institute for Window Technology, ift Rosenheim, Kebony Clear made from Pinus Radiata has now also received this...
modern pool decking
7 modern pool decking design ideas
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 entertaining or just relaxing. Many pools were traditionally installed with a surrounding concrete patio, however several issues come from this including it getting too hot in the summer, being subject to freeze/thaw cycles in cold weather and also falling short of being particularly attractive. Modern pool decking is different; it helps create...
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.
Is it time to start building wooden skyscrapers in the U.S.?
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. Andy Hehl, Kebony US manager, recently discussed the benefits of wooden skyscrapers in an article for Sustainable Chicago Magazine. Environmental Benefits Wood is a sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternative to steel and cement, which...
grey wood cladding
13 stunning grey wood cladding designs
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 perfectly with a soft, weathered color and texture that looks inviting, natural, and interesting as well. There are many ways that you can use grey wood cladding for your home’s exterior; these ideas will help you see just what may be possible for your house or building. 1. Natural Mimicry When you have...
Kebony rewarded for innovation, sustainability and environmental best practice
Kebony celebrates success in 2016
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 2016, Kebony was named in the Global Cleantech 100 for the 5th time, closely followed by the announcement that Kebony was a winner of the Eco-summit Award 2016, receiving the bronze award for the category late stage start-up. The aim of this award is to create investment opportunities and uncover the most innovative start-ups that have enjoyed fast growth. Kebony has also won...
Edward Collinson crafts freestanding masterpiece from Kebony wood
Custom-made Kebony room divider
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 function in his furniture to create pieces that are both beautiful and practical. Available just in time for Christmas, the latest creation is an innovative room divider crafted from Kebony wood, the sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood. His latest piece aims to both complement and define the space in which it appears, with a bold yet simplistic design. Through his...
The artist’s retreat, founded by Norwegian composer and musician Håvard Lund, provides a tranquil haven to focus on creative pursuits.
Return to nature at the world’s most beautiful Arctic retreat
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 out with just six mono-functional Kebony clad houses. Growing demand has since led to the completion of three more buildings and now the retreat is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. Situated north of the Arctic Circle on the stunning island of archipelago Fleinvær, which encompasses between 200 and 300 islands, the artists’ retreat blends seamlessly into...
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.
Enhancing the learning experience with wood
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, durability and aesthetic appeal. Recently, architects have started using the popular building material for its proven health benefits, as well. According to a report from Planet Ark, introducing wooden structures to urban environments can result in positive psychological and physiological effects for building residents, guests and the community in general. One of the most significant findings of the report states that students who...
This autumn, Habitree is launching a stylish and eco-friendly Christmas tree made from sustainable Kebony wood.
Celebrate naturally and responsibly
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 microbrewery in Denmark which used Kebony timber to build premium boxes for packaging their beer bottles. The process of manufacturing these boxes left the distillery with excess off-cuts of wood, with which Jonas created a small tree as a way of upcycling the spare materials; the resulting design was so clean and striking that the designer teamed up with entrepreneurs Søren Bach...
Skørping School has created an interactive playground made from sustainable Kebony wood.
Kebony at ’Wonder Wood’ playground
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 campaign by Danish Realdania, with an emphasis on encouraging the students to be more energetic, particularly those who normally lead less active lives. The venture, headed up by Danish landscape architect firm VEGA Landskab , perfectly complements the natural setting of Skørping School, encouraging participation and learning amongst students and the local community through an active interaction with nature....
Das Raumklima ist für den Holzboden wichtiger als viele vermuten: Erst bei einer stabilen Zimmertemperatur und Luftfeuchtigkeit fühlt sich der hölzerne Boden richtig wohl. Bleibt dieses ideale Klima dauerhaft aus, ist unter anderem eine verstärkte Fugenbildung vorprogrammiert. Wer sich aber nicht täglich vergewissern möchte, ob die Luftfeuchtigkeit 50 – 60% und die Temperatur 18 – 20 Grad beträgt, sollte auf Holz zurückgreifen, das ohnehin relativ wenig arbeitet. Eine relativ neue Alternative für Holzböden
Kebony für edle Holzböden
Kebony Holz überzeugt mit besten Eigenschaften Das Raumklima ist für den Holzboden wichtiger als viele vermuten: Erst bei einer stabilen Zimmertemperatur und Luftfeuchtigkeit fühlt sich der hölzerne Boden richtig wohl. Bleibt dieses ideale Klima dauerhaft aus, ist unter anderem eine verstärkte Fugenbildung vorprogrammiert. Wer sich aber nicht täglich vergewissern möchte, ob die Luftfeuchtigkeit 50 – 60% und die Temperatur 18 – 20 Grad beträgt, sollte auf Holz zurückgreifen, das ohnehin relativ wenig arbeitet. Eine relativ neue Alternative für Holzböden im Innenbereich bietet Kebony Holz - bisher vor allem für Terrassendielen bekannt. Das aufwändig imprägnierte Holz aus Norwegen zeigt ein deutlich...
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.
Port of Rochester Marina completes its first summer season
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. Settled along the shore of a city rich in retail, dining and tourist attractions, the addition of the Port of Rochester Marina secures...
Moholt Stylish and sustainable - Trondheim’s new student village
Stylish and sustainable - Trondheim’s new student village
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 close, this new student village is expected to reach completion in December 2016. The sleek and stylish development has a sustainable Kebony façade and will comprise five blocks housing up to 632 students at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The vision for this student village is not only to provide simple and affordable housing, but also to make everyday...
Eco-friendly Artist’s house clad in Kebony
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 time. Clad in sustainable Kebony wood, this unique ‘Artist’s House’ overlooks the picturesque port of Tyskerhavn in the Danish town of Hvide Sande. The house, owned and run by the local tourist board, Holmsland Klit Turistforening, has already proved to be a huge success with both artists and the local community, with bookings for every week...
Slussplan Urban Park celebrates one year anniversary
Kebony adds sustainability to city hang-out
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 combines a unique stairway providing access to Malmö’s historic canal, green space for the residents of the surrounding neighbourhood and triangular seating made from sustainable Kebony wood. Bordered by the existing buildings, the triangular park is divided into two parts featuring circular vegetation beds adorned with shrubs and plants on one side and...
Increasing wood use to decrease carbon emissions
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 building materials, namely steel and cement. For this reason, architects, builders and contractors are turning to green buildingin an effort to decrease these numbers. One major step toward this goal is the adoption of renewable, sustainably sourced materials including wood. According to the Journal of Sustainable Forestry, by simply increasing the use of wood in new construction projects, the industry...
Traditional 1930s Scandinavian Funkis “functionalist style” house was renovated in line with Passive House standards
Six beautiful passive houses from around the world
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 urban and rural settings around the world. Source Infographic: the 5 principles of Passive Houses: www.passivehouse.com.au We’ve gathered six beautiful examples of modern Passive Houses New Zealand Photography: Simon Devitt / Architect: Rafe Maclean Architects In an effort to escape the cold Wanaka winters without incurring high energy costs, the George House was built to provide a heat-tight, energy-efficient environment. It is...
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.
Royal Tunbridge Wells welcomes summer with a new Kebony terrace
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 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. The Beacon is part of a collection of dining experiences included in the ‘I’ll Be Mother’ group, dedicated to creating meaningful places that bring people together and...
Getting America up to Speed on Sustainable Architecture
Raising sustainable building awareness in the U.S.
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 many American architects are in favor of green building, they lack access to green building materials that are recognizable and available. Awareness While the demand for sustainable building materials continues to grow, market awareness in the United States does not. Without knowledge of green options many Americans will turn to popular materials they are already familiar with. A...
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.
The Wharf, a world-class waterfront development in Washington, D.C.
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. Construction of the $2 billion development is currently underway. The Kebony portion of construction will begin in the spring of 2017. The D.C.-based developer duo of PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette teamed up to form Hoffman-Madison Waterfront to create an eclectic mix of uses and public spaces...
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
Kebony sea pool for city swimmers
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 area, stairs down to the sea as well as a separate children’s pool. All parts of the area are designed...
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.
Bespoke Kebony kitchen shelves
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 influence, which inspired the choice to use dark Kebony wood. Edward Collinson Design is a North London-based practice, producing tailored furniture at their studio in Archway. The practice also works with architects and contractors to create complete interiors for kitchens and bathrooms. For this project, the simple, compact design of the modular shelving creates space in cluttered urban...
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
Molofunctional prototypes at Venice Biennale
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 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 chosen from 176 participants in a competition held by the National Tourist Routes, with building of the...
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
Waldorf school in new design
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 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 above the creek to maintain the natural rock formations on the site...
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.
Maritime history fused with new design
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, 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. Influenced by the town’s maritime history, the transformed properties, predominantly for residential use but also containing two retail units at ground floor, combine architectural elements inspired by...
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.
Chelsea Flower Show 2016
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. One of the most popular treehouse designs, The Enchanted Playhouse is nestled amongst woodland plants with a blue and white floral scheme and a variety of ferns. Created by Exterior Architecture, the planting design is inspired by childhood memories and recreates the joy and adventure of playing in treetop dens. Finished in a combination of hand-cut...
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.
Wanted in New York: a few good things
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. Designer Runa Klock ’s tableware, including wooden serving boards and salad servers made from Kebony Clear was selected for the showcase. The serving boards were originally created as an upcycled product to be manufactured by social entrepreneurship startup Moving Mamas , which...
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.
Miami Science Barge opens
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 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...
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.
Award for Architecture +Sustainability
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 most beautiful hydraulic power plant. The power station was selected as the winner by popular vote from a group of five finalists. The Architizer A+ Awards program is the largest of its kind, focused on promoting and celebrating the greatest architectural achievements of the past year. Their mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture...
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.
Kebony enhances historic California park
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 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. Contractors used Kebony facade as a sun shading device and rain screen for the cladding on each of the facilities. The modified softwood was also applied to pre-fabricated bathrooms and utilised as a fencing material...
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.
Sweden’s round passive house
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 plan kitchen and dining area. The Villa Circuitus was built to meet passive house requirements, with strict environmental demands in terms of design and construction materials. Both Simone Kreutzer and Tommy Wesslund are certified passive house experts with special expertise in energy and ventilation, knowledge they brought to the design of their latest project. They were...
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.
One year anniversary
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 country club was transformed into a premier destination for the environmentally-conscious traveller with the addition of seven luxury holiday apartments, designed by Laurence Associates . 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. In the last year...
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.
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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 beautifully Kebony-clad 30GWh plant. The plant is situated deep within the mountains of Helgeland, a hiker’s paradise just below the Arctic Circle. The region is known for its unique coastline and spectacular mountain formations and the architects wanted the plant’s design to be inspired by and reflect the landscape, whilst also functioning as an attraction...
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.
New Hawaiian hotspot
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, the property brings the outside in with natural materials and Kebony wood used throughout. The property, split across three levels, was described as “the most elaborate we’ve ever built” by Tommy Bahama’s Executive Vice President of marketing, Rob Goldberg. Kebony was used throughout the restaurant and rooftop lounge – an area of 15,000 square feet – and...
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.
Treehouse escape at the water's edge
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 impressive eco-builds. The At the Water’s Edge project consists of a fairy tale inspired treehouse village with an enchanting aesthetic to enthral and...
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.”
Surface Design Award for Camber Sands
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’s only sand dunes, the four-bedroom abodes are the ideal summer bolthole with spectacular views of the sea and unparalleled access to the beach. The Surface Design Show was this year held from Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th February 2016 at the Business Design Centre in London. This event is the place to find new and innovative surface solutions,...
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.
Lillehammer hosts Winter Youth Olympics
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 1994 that Lillehammer has played host to an Winter Olympics 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. Kebony has created a sustainable future for this accommodation and...
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.
Global Cleantech 100 for the 5th time!
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 Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges, Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the highest potential to make the most significant market impact. This list is collated by combining proprietary Cleantech Group research data, with...
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.
Architecture meets nature north of the Arctic Circle
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 deeper studies’, as Lund aims at inspiring artists to return to nature and deepen their creative pursuits. The project consists of six small mono-functional houses with a uniquely playful design and clad in Kebony. The houses include a sauna, sleeping house, kitchen house, studio, the so called “tower for big thoughts”, and a bath-house. These dwellings are built on...
low and free maintenance decking
Choosing the best low maintenance decking option
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 your yard and the value of your home. Unfortunately, because the deck area is left outdoors in all climates and weather conditions, it frequently requires a lot of maintenance to keep it looking and functioning at its best. There are many options on the market when it comes to decking, but knowing which...
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.
Retirement home in the Arctic Circle
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 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. The eco-friendly care home was prefabricated by Q-haus - an Estonian producer of prefabricated wooden structures - and transported to the remote location in Kautokeino using...
Please vote for Kebony in 2016’s GreenTec Awards
Vote for Kebony!
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 application email in your inbox Every vote counts! Thank you very much!
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 launches picnic boats
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. The boats, which seat up to 10 people, do not require a sailing license to operate making them accessible to even the most inexperienced of boaters. Hydro-dynamically optimised, the boats are quick and mobile despite using no traditional fuel source and running on electricity alone. In addition to the reduction in noise and fumes, powering...
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).
Kebony recommended for windows
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 Verband Fenster + Fassade (German Association of Windows and Facades, VFF). For years Kebony has been used across the world in window installations. Now, following research and exhaustive testing by Menck Fenster in Hamburg, which recommended Kebony as a suitable product for the window industry, the wood has been recognised by the Institute for Window Technology...
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.
The extendable beach club
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 asphalt and concrete, the site has regained its natural look and feel through the use of Kebony wood which clads the exterior of the building. The Monk restaurant presented an interesting creative challenge for Maner, as the size requirements of the indoor and outdoor space alters between the seasons. In spring and...
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.
Second factory in Belgium
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 in Vold, Norway. The proceeds of the raised capital will primarily be used to build a second...
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
Pwllheli’s New Sailing Academy
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 use of Kebony’s wood has fashioned a beautifully crafted space, which perfectly compliment the natural beauty of the Welsh coastline, whilst maintaining an environmentally friendly approach to the build. Kebony has developed a patented technology to...
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.
The invisible House
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 the horns and build a unique large family home for themselves, family and friends. With floor to ceiling windows looking out to sea and features including a snug, a games room and roof terrace with a swimming pool, the family home is the epitome of the best-of-the-best. Having been inspired by nature,...
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.
Traditional house receives 21st Century facelift
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 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. The four bedroom house, which has been subject to a complete renovation, has only the...
Kebony is now member of the Norwegian Green Building Council and thanks to its sustainable credentials, Kebony classifies for BREEAM projects!
We are a member of NGBC
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. NGBC intends to be a motivator and driving force for the changes that construction and real estate will be making to reduce adverse effects to the environment and human health by disseminating knowledge and tools, and preparing its members and others with respect to future requirements and possibilities. NGBC’s purpose is to increase the environmental standard of Norwegian construction by...
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.
Waterfront regeneration in Colwyn Bay
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 stop the public in their tracks and provoke discussion, the circular layout of the seating encourages people to continue along the promenade, up to the town centre and on to Old Colwyn, near Parc Eirias. The Colwyn Bay Waterfront Regeneration Project has seen major investment into the town’s seafront, protecting the town and its infrastructure from...
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
Wine holidays in Portugal
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 majestic history of the manor house, its vineyards and winemaking process and the many adventurous activities on offer. The hotel has been painstakingly restored to fuse past and present offering luxury alongside a tradition. The hotel was renovated with a view to the future; sustainability informed the choice of materials, such as Kebony wood,...
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
Bespoke seating to Littlehampton
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 project protects 750 homes and 300 businesses in Littlehampton, Sussex, from being affected by flooding for the next 100 years. This scheme will protect thousands of homes and businesses from flood risk, whilst simultaneously creating a destination for both the local community and visitors to enjoy. LDA Design, the landscape architect for the scheme, looked to combine simplicity with...
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
Grass roof on Kebony cladding
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 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 and a loft upstairs. Find more info here:...
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.
SOPP Lillehammer wrapped in Kebony
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 forefront of the design and selection of construction materials. 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...
Kebony is happy to support Moving Mamas - a brand new social entrepreneurship startup in Oslo, which aims at creating work opportunities for immigrant mothers.
Moving Mamas
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 businesses as promotional gifts. Norwegian designer Runa Klock has created the shape of the kitchen boards made from sustainable Kebony Clear pine. They are available in 3 sizes which can be used one by one or put together.
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.
Contemporary design brought to historic Aberdeenshire house
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 extension features Kebony cladding which introduces an element of Scandinavian design aesthetic as well as bringing with it all the benefits of resilieince and durability that its technology allows. Appearing to 'float' in front of a stainless steel mesh, the timberwork gives the building a sense of lightness, contrasting with the solid granite of the main part of the house. The extension opens...
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.
4 retailers embracing rustic design
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, 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. To learn about the four brands leading the industry in the rustic design trend, read Adrian’s article .
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
Interactive landscaping in Danish design
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 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 era. The stations, in one small corner of the park, are designed to create a...
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.
Working toward a zero carbon future
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 industries are responsible for this altered state, the construction industry is making headway in the race to solve this global issue. In 2014, the International Union of Architects proposed the 2050 Imperative, an initiative that aims to phase out carbon emissions from the building sector by 2050. In order to accomplish this goal, the industry must identify the major changes it...
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.
Why you should consider green architecture
The green building trend is gaining momentum around the world in both the commercial and residential sectors. Some countries have even begun enforcing green building mandates for certain construction features such as green roofs and cement. Kebony’s 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. As the popular practice continues to gain popularity, these reasons are likely to grow more...
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.
Olympic sized furniture arrives at former London 2012 Athletes’ Village
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 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. The striking installation will act as a contemporary village green - a place to interact and grow with the community and follows the planting...
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.
Developing sustainable supply chains
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 direction for better green building. In an article for Building and Construction Canada , Kebony’s Adrian Pye shared his thoughts on how to improve supply chains by incorporating sustainable products and strategizing their transportation and storage. To learn more about these strategic changes and how they will benefit both the industry and consumers, read Adrian’s full article .
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.
Goboat launches its charter in Stockholm
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-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. Carl Kai Rand, the architect and one of the three entrepreneurs behind GoBoat, ensured that sustainability informed the design and choice of materials for the boats. They are made of recycled plastic and...
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.
Custom Beach Huts in the Caribbean
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 premier vacation destinations. The designers at Custom Beach Huts in Miami, Fla., worked in close collaboration with the resort to find a durable building material that would suit the resort’s aesthetics. Due to the hut’s tropical, beachfront location, the architects sought a material that could endure both...
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.
Arkitema designed 500m² extension clad in Kebony
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 room and a double height workshop as well as a large roof terrace. The designers, Arkitema Architects, worked in a close collaboration with the school’s management and teaching teams to ensure the space was practical and ergonomic for both the primary classes and the after school activities. The children at Gentofte school age from 5-9 years, as...
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
The world's most beautiful power plant
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 just below the Arctic Circle. The region is known for its unique coastline and spectacular mountain formations and the architects wanted the plant’s design to be inspired by and reflect the landscape, whilst also functioning as an attraction for hikers in the back country wilderness. The Øvre Forsland power station has been designed to tell...
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.
Kebony decking for European Institution in Luxembourg City
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 was not a straightforward one, with specifications dictating a total absence of bolts, perfect stability of the wood, proven environmental performance (all wood needed to be certified) and at a 25-year warranty. In addition, the structure had to be suitable for public use and be strong enough to allow the circulation of window cleaning vehicles. The specification expert...
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!
Kebony benches in the heart of Oslo
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 and in the middle of Bogstadveien. Norwegian company Vestre, who installed the benches, is using Kebony wood in their portfolio of wood products. In addition to the benches newly planted trees will encircle the tram stop waiting areas. Happy shopping!
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
Scandinavian style meets Cornish coast in innovative 5* project
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 consist of four 3-bedroom and three 2-bedroom luxury units, located 250 metres from The Point’s restaurant and health club. The building itself sits within a hill ridge, complete with a sedum roof and Kebony cladding, discretely blending with the surroundings. High quality building materials, including the acclaimed and sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood, Kebony, are used for the cladding and soffits and the...
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
Japanese flavours in Berlin
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 the heritage of this cultural tradition. Kraemer took inspiration for his designs from experimental sculpture and the idea of...
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C-Suite interview: Christian Jebsen, CEO of Kebony
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 for our cities in the future. Why is this? Christian Jebsen: The global population is predicted to reach 9 billion within 40 years. This will put a huge burden on the world’s resources, infrastructure and space, particularly as this is coupled with increasing urbanisation. This issue is particularly acute with respect to the rise of the middle classes in countries...
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Kebony helps 1920s home age gracefully
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 homeowners sought a modern look for the 1920s residence that was previously masked by a large roof and masonry. The architects looked for a natural wood cladding material that could act as a rain screen and provide a simple, clean and controlled texture. The product needed to offer the ability and flexibility for modern detailing that would...
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Public beach walks in Usedom
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 supporting structure was created from recycled plastic, while Kebony was chosen for the visible surfaces and handrails because of its hardness and durability. At the entrance road between Heringsdorf and Ahlbeck, a new wheelchair-friendly toilet block was created by the community. Berlin based de+ architekten were commissioned for this project. Designing,...
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Luxury Villa wrapped in Kebony
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 of the city, stretching out towards the Oslo Fjord. The four bedroom house, consisting of two main blocks in a T-shape formation, occupies 300m², with an additional 50m² garage. The large lounge and kitchen have direct access to the terrace and the spectacular views. The house also has a spa room and a separate guest area with its own...
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Swedish Chapel in Kebony façade
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 allows the chapel a fusion of contemporary style and traditional durability. The building's geometry is unusual, its rounded corners and asymmetrical shape meant the choice of material was a challenge. The architects specified a wooden material that would be in both appearance and performance. The chapel sits within a forest, from where peaks of gray, exposed...
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Kebony for NOMA restaurant in Tokyo
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 with a Japanese twist for its month-long stay in Japan. This blend of culture will be complemented by the restaurant’s décor, which celebrates traditional craftsmanship techniques. NOMA Shelving by Wahl&Ross, is made from Norway’s Kebony timber, was designed exclusively for the restaurant by Drew Wahlberg Rosskelly, inspired by the beautiful, traditional woodworking tools used for...
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GoBoat won Danish Idealist Award
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 Rand, Kasper Eich-Romme and Anders Mørck. The project was designed with nature and sustainability considerations at its core and strived to create a maritime oasis in the heart of Denmark’s capital city. Kebony’s sustainably treated timber cladding lent the project a refined aesthetic that was in keeping with the clean, natural appearance of the dock and boats...
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Kenya’s luxury safari lodge
Our Kebony wood was used to floor an eco-award winning safari lodge located in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy. The architects, Hitesh Mehta Design, strove to integrate sustainability into all aspects of the building whilst remaining in keeping with the natural beauty of the area. The eco-lodge is a prime example of a burgeoning ethical travel culture; those seeking adventure off the beaten track in the African bush need no longer choose between high-end accommodation and a guilt-free conscience. Set on a spectacular escarpment in a remote and undeveloped part of the Masai Mara, the lodge provides a base from which...
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Kebony beach houses at Camber Sands
Two contemporary beach houses, with floating foundations, stainless steel frames and Kebony wood cladding now reside at Camber Sands in East Sussex. Situated next to the county’s only sand dunes, the four-bedroom luxury abodes are the ideal summer bolthole with spectacular views of the sea and unparalleled access to the beach. The buildings are designed to have minimum impact on the environment with recycled and sustainable materials used throughout. The materials selected for this ambitious project are durable and visually complementary to its seaside location. The houses are designed to create a seamless continuity in the building’s structure, to echo...
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Kebony cutlery with Royal approval
We have partnered with the regal Skaugum to deliver our wood in yet another high quality design product. Skaugum is named after the official residence of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, a name allowed only to three companies currently in operation. This line of cutlery is a champion of Norwegian heritage and quality; using Kebony maple the cutlery is manufactured by Skaugum, a family business founded in 1943, in Geilo, a picturesque mountain village in the beautiful Norwegian countryside. This Norwegian tableware combines sustainability with high quality design and a Royal stamp of approval. This is something that has proven...
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Making the domestic aesthetic
The organic appearance of our stylish, exquisitely crafted clothes horse is one of our most exceptional projects, constructed from Kebony Radiata. Projects like this demonstrate that we are more than just a sustainable and robust construction material but also appropriate for more intricate woodwork and the manufacture of furniture. It is the latest project in the long history we have with Wallpaper Magazine Handmade Edition for its annual exhibition in Milan. Designed by talented young London-based designer Aaron Dunkerton the aim of this project was to create a beautiful luxury sculpture for the home, which was also practical. A graduate...
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Sustainable Goboats available for charter in Copenhagen
Kebony has cut its teeth in construction projects for roofing and cladding but its dimensional stability and resistance to water lends itself well for use in maritime world as well. We have been involved in a number of boat and decking projects over the years but our most recent foray is with Copenhagen’s start-up, Goboat, and its fleet of solar-powered, Kebony-clad picnic boats. The project, designed with nature and sustainability considerations at its core, aimed to create a maritime oasis in the heart of Denmark’s capital city. The eco-friendly principals of GoBoat resonated with Kebony’s ambitions to divert demand from...
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Hunters Point NY South Waterfront Park
Hunters Point South Waterfront Park in New York City is Kebony’s first notable development as we expand production in the US with our distribution partner, Pine River Group. The park, perched on the bank of the East River, provides panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and the East River corridor was identified by New York City Department of Parks and Recreation as an area for regeneration. Previously an area of post-industrial wasteland, the park was designed to reflect the site’s industrial heritage and spectacular views with sustainability incorporated throughout. Kebony’s use as the material for the decking throughout the park...
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Norway’s most remote mountain refuge
When the Norwegian Trekkers Association added its 500th hut, the Rabothytta, to its network of refuges for trekkers in Norway, the design and construction team undertook a specific set of architectural, design and functional challenges. The build process was as much an adventure for the construction teams involved as it now is for trekkers who will seek refuge under the huts roofs. The hut’s design was conceived by Norwegian architects, Jarmund/Vigsnæs, who envisaged a compact structure that could be enveloped by the wind and the weather. It was also important for the architects to embed the exterior within the design...
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W&R tableware crafted from Kebony
The new line of tableware and cooking equipment from Drew Wahlberg Rosskelly bring together Design and Industrial Craftsmanship with culinary functionality. The W&R range is made from Kebony wood, the high-quality, dimensionally stable timber, that has freed the designers from the parameters set by traditional softwoods. The designs are inspired by the creation of culinary experiences and in collaboration with food innovators. The cutlery and tools are engaging, functional and beautifully crafted. The spoon was the first custom designed item in collaboration with the world’s most innovative food professionals at NOMA for the perfect eating experience with berries and as...
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Kebony makes Global Cleantech 100 for 4th time
Kebony’s sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood and toxic treated wood, has been listed a fourth time in the Global Cleantech 100. The list recognises the 100 most promising, innovative and sustainable companies in areas such as energy efficiency, biofuels & biochemical and renewable energy. The complete list was revealed on October 6th at the Global Cleantech 100 Summit in Washington, D.C. Kebony was selected from a total of 5,995 companies from across 60 countries for its low-maintenance, high performance technology that champions new possibilities for wood as a construction material whilst protecting our tropical forests and our environment. These 60...
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Hunters Point NY honored at ASLA awards
Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, a riverside park in New York City decked in sustainable Kebony wood, has been recognized in the General Design category at the American Society of Landscape Architects Awards. The project was designed by Architectural firms Thomas Balsley Associates and Weiss/ Manfredi. Kebony’s Southern Yellow Pine was chosen as the material for the large expanses of wooden promenade for its durability and weather-resistance but also for its natural beauty and the silver-grey patina it acquires over its long lifespan. The prestigious accolade recognises a specific work of landscape architecture with a high quality of design and...