Competition

The Experience of the Timber Competition's Winner

The Experience of the Timber Competition's Winner

Carla Jooste was chosen by an international Jury as the winner of the Timber Competition, with the aim to motivate young South African Architects to design a modern sustainable timber construction. The Competition organized by HWZ International SA was open to all South African Architects under the age of 35. Visit the Competition’s homepage and look at the 10 inspiring designs which was submitted in the final as well as Carla Jooste’s winning project.
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Carla’s Internship Day by Day

Carla’s Internship Day by Day

“As an Architect, I would love to live in a Timber house. I believe, timber construction has the ability to bring warmth and a feeling of “being grounded” in a space. A home is a place of warmth, memories and inspiration and therefore incorporating timber into such a special and significant place would be ideal.”, says Carla Jooste, winner of the Timber Competition who have just spent several days with the Prodesi/Domesi Architects in the Czech Republic, visited the Novatop CLT production and met the team who offers sustainable building solutions for the South African Market in cooperation with HWZi.
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Interview with Mano Kalos

Interview with Mano Kalos

Stylish interiors, light colours accompanied by natural materials and a feeling of harmony - designs by Mano Kalos respect the natural materials and create rooms which help you to calm down.
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The idea of the Timber Competition

The idea of the Timber Competition

The idea to organise a competition was in the minds of HWZ international team for a long time. After the success of the Hout Bay House research project, which won the attention of many architects and the public. After meeting many motivated architects and students, during events that we have hosted at Hout Bay House and those that attended the annual Wood Conference, we decided to offer young architects a platform in which they have chance to design with sustainable materials.
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Timber Competition Comes to a Close

Timber Competition Comes to a Close

In an effort to promote environmentally friendly and sustainable building, the Wood Student Foundation, the Hout Bay House research project, and HWZ International SA joined forces to launch their timber competition for aspiring and current architects in August of 2018. Now as the close of June nears, jury members, Pavel Horák, Ivan Jonker, Mano Kalos, and Richard Stretton, face the difficult task of choosing only one design out of the 10 notable final projects.
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Timber Competition design concepts introduced!

Timber Competition design concepts introduced!

The Wood Student Foundation in cooperation with HWZ International SA and the Hout Bay House Team has come up with a unique project for architects and would-be architects.
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Report: Timber Competition Workshop

Report: Timber Competition Workshop

 All registered participants of the Timber competition were invited to attend the workshop at Hout Bay House at the beginning of October 2016. Unfortunately, we can’t share the motivating atmosphere, however, we can summarise the most important information.  
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About the competition

About the competition

Design a sustainable timber construction for a South African Family & Win one-week internship in Europe including Flight tickets and accommodation!
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