1. Waterstudio unveils the world’s first floating timber tower
  2. Biobasecamp pavilion aims to demonstrate the potential of timber in architecture
  3. Innovative Public Furniture Designed for Academic Institutes
  4. Parking Garage Extends Borders
  5. Project will be the first using cross-laminated timber (CLT) in San Jose
  6. First of its kind 12-storey wooden building coming to Langford
  7. How wood boosts affordability, value and innovation
  8. Bringing the Outdoors Inside: The Benefits of Biophilia in Architecture and Interior Spaces
  9. Cities of Timber
  10. Hardman Pavilion
  11. A Tour of Tesco’s Welwyn Garden City Office Campus
  12. Mass timber at the core of TRCA’s new home
  13. A stunning prefab timber surf lifesaving tower
  14. Work Begins on Virginia’s Tallest Timber Building
  15. WholeTrees is smartly repurposing timber across the Midwest
  16. Let Light in: 17 Projects Using Polycarbonate
  17. Australian Timber Design Awards 2019 Winners Announced
  18. COX Architecture designs Geelong’s new Civic Precinct
  19. Shigeru Ban Covers Swatch Headquarters in Vaulting Timber Shell
  20. Timber Solution Prescribed for Macquarie University Clinical Education Development
  21. Building The Chancellery
  22. Taronga Zoo’s New Immersive Eco-Retreat Is The Most Stylish Way To Help Local Conservation Effort
  23. Steam-Bent Timber Pavilion Presented at Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2019
  24. Let’s Fill Our Cities With Taller, Wooden Buildings
  25. Swatch inaugurates wooden headquarters
  26. The Arboretum represents “a new stage in the ecological transition”
  27. Winning with wood – How wood is boosting affordability, value, and innovation
  28. The Green House on Cambridge Heath adds mass timber addition to rehab of existing building
  29. Timber Pavilion of the Vidy-Lausanne Theatre
  30. Feld72 builds housing estate from timber in Alpine town
  31. Groenendaal Primary School Park Classrooms
  32. WA’s first timber-framed office tower approved
  33. Mass-timber tower, already to be one of the world’s highest, to get a little taller
  34. The Soto
  35. Timber is top of the class
  36. How to speed up your home renovation, and save on energy bills
  37. Master Plan for new community in Bergen is seriously low carbon
  38. Kengo Kuma’s stacked-timber Odunpazari Modern Museum opens in Turkey
  39. KB Primary and Secondary School in Nagasaki
  40. Latest design revealed for new Sydney Fish Market
  41. Kindergarten St. Laurentius
  42. Porthole openings connect community centre and kindergarten in Cambridge
  43. The Swedish Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai: The Forest
  44. Stromlo Leisure Centre
  45. Jackson Hole Airport Renovation & Expansion
  46. Fresh renderings: Atlantic Station’s next projects to feature green-filled rooftops
  47. New Land adds height to timber apartment tower proposal for downtown Milwaukee
  48. ‘It’s stunning’: after 30 years, life returns to former hospital site
  49. Innovative Detail: Pancho Arena
  50. New MEC Vancouver flagship store a showcase of wood construction
  51. It’s pretty and electric: two things that don’t usually go together
  52. New Visitor Centre for Phillip Island’s Iconic Penguin Parade
  53. BUGA Wooden Pavilion 2019
  54. Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo
  55. Trade Fair Hall 10: A Curved Character
  56. Daramu House
  57. Gunyama Park Aquatic & Recreation Centre
  58. Macquarie University Clinical Education Building
  59. Taronga Zoo Australia Habitat and Wildlife Retreat
  60. Phoneix
  61. Mulpha Wins Approval for Timber Office Building in Norwest
  62. The House of Three Trees
  63. Multipurpose and Civil Protection Center of Norcia
  64. Kanye West Domes Pop Up On Calabasas Property – Prototypes For Housing Community
  65. Inside the Fight over How Notre Dame Should Rise From the Ashes
  66. Could Wood buildings be a solution to climate change?
  67. Y Pavilion In Finland Reveals the Possibilities of Wood In Modern Construction
  68. Löyly by Avanto Architects
  69. This Wooden Tower Twisted Itself Into Shape With New Drying Process
  70. Nebelhorn cable car – summit restaurant
  71. Giant metal loaf tops wild ‘House of Bread’
  72. Downley House by Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects
  73. Shigeru ban proposes temporary pavilion to host services during Notre-dame reconstruction
  74. Xylem, a Pavilion for Tippet Rise Art Center
  75. A timber observation tower with a vertical forest is proposed for Zagreb
  76. Peek inside the tallest cross-laminated timber building in the US
  77. Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
  78. Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation
  79. The venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic gymnastics competition moved a step closer …
  80. House in Matanzas by Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann
  81. Mass timber and high-tech meet in Sidewalk Labs’ vision for Toronto
  82. Sidewalk Labs unveils full Toronto waterfront master plan that’s a timber-topia
  83. A modern interpretation of early 20th-century timber frame construction anchors a neighbourhood while celebrating traditional industrial architecture
  84. Billard Leece Partnership wins the global prize for mental health design
  85. Mile-high skyscrapers ‘could be made out of wood’
  86. ‘A very different type of space’: How traditional school design is changing
  87. University of Newcastle Honeysuckle Masterplan Takes Shape
  88. Work begins on JCB-designed sustainable student accommodation at La Trobe University
  89. Tzannes and Lendlease reveals new engineered timber building for UNSW
  90. GPT’s new timber showpiece above Melbourne Central aims to be a memorable project
  91. Prefab homes by Ecokit can be built in as little as four days
  92. Lake|Flato blends high design with sustainability for an Austin grocery store
  93. New Melbourne office achieves 5-Star Green Star with low impact materials
  94. Cabana da Montanha Oberholz
  95. Ultra Fast Charging Station for Electric Vehicles
  96. Lake|Flato blends high design with sustainability for an Austin grocery store
  97. Plans Revealed for Melbourne’s Tallest Timber Tower
  98. “Self-shaping” Urbach Tower twists itself into a unique, curvaceous shape
  99. Tasmanian Architecture Awards – 2019 People’s Choice – Ulverstone Secondary College Year 11 & 12
  100. Hickok Cole designs timber towers for Philadelphia
  101. Cross-Laminated Timber: The Sustainable Choice of Microsoft Silicon Valley
  102. Modern mass timber makes its debut in Iowa
  103. Cross-Laminated Timber used in Portland’s B76 building
  104. Wildernesse Restaurant by Morris+Company
  105. Multiplex’s Danielle Savio gives insight into the benefits of using cross-laminated timber
  106. Multiplex project becomes Australia’s largest Passive House
  107. Tzannes-designed timber engineered commercial build wins top property honour
  108. Shire of Dardanup excited for new administration/library building
  109. Delta proposes mass timber skyscraper in B.C.
  110. GG-loop wraps Freebooter apartments with cedar louvres
  111. Level Architekture designs a house built entirely from Glulam and CLT
  112. Red Bull F1 reveals bigger, sustainable hospitality motorhome
  113. La Trobe’s $100m mass timber construction project takes off
  114. HoHo, Vienna Nearing Completion
  115. The Link – Chadstone Shopping Centre by Make
  116. National Museum of Qatar Shop Interiors by Koichi Takada Architects
  117. Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School
  118. Architecture of stewardship: Cranbrook School Wolgan Valley
  119. Up to 40 floors: World’s tallest wood tower proposed for Vancouver
  120. Tij Observatory by RAU Architects + RO&AD Architecten
  121. Air New Zealand to build world’s largest single-arch timber aircraft hangar
  122. EJE Architecture designs Newcastle Uni’s new sustainable hub
  123. Making a vibrant new school from a rundown Brutalist building
  124. fjmt designs a new form of community service centre
  125. In Midtown, a wood-frame office building rises
  126. Is wood the future of campus construction?
  127. Precht’s The Farmhouse concept combines modular homes with vertical farms
  128. Peter Cook’s CRAB Studio Reveals Sunny CLT Innovation Center for the Arts University Bournemouth
  129. Let’s rename “Embodied Carbon” to “Upfront Carbon Emissions”
  130. Van Hoorebeke Timber Warehouse / TRANS architectuur I stedenbouw
  131. Samsun Golf Club / CAA.Studio
  132. Le Vaud Polyvalent Hall by LOCALARCHITECTURE
  133. Hines Plans $200m Timber Tower After Snapping Up Collingwood Site
  134. Timber towers trending in Toronto
  135. The Arbour, George Brown College’s tall wood building
  136. Victoria developer reaches for sky with mass timber tower
  137. Ashram temple wins design award
  138. World’s tallest timber building officially crowned by CTBUH
  139. Monash Welcomes New Student Accommodation
  140. Plans for North America’s Tallest Timber Office Building Revealed
  141. Rethinking Timber Buildings
  142. Damaru House has almost topped out
  143. Can Cross-Laminated Timber save the world?
  144. Yunoeki Oyu / Kengo Kuma and Associates
  145. BC building code will now allow wood buildings to be taller
  146. Top 10 Fastest Wooden Roller Coasters
  147. Cedar Point Announces Record-Breaking Steel Vengeance
  148. Busch Gardens announces tallest hybrid rollercoaster in North America
  149. Developers propose above-ground walkway, lookout tower at Bamberton on Malahat
  150. John Pawson builds Wooden Chapel for cyclists from huge logs
  151. Ply in the sky: the new materials to take us beyond concrete
  152. C.F. Møller Architects Completes Sweden’s Tallest Timber Building
  153. US WoodWorks Announces 2019 Wood Design Award Winners
  154. Newcastle University unveils glass and timber building as first Honeysuckle project
  155. Western Hemisphere’s Tallest Timber Tower Okayed
  156. Extraordinary Prefab Houses Around the World
  157. Why your future bunkers might be made of wood
  158. Designing building for a long life, love and a great fit
  159. Timber Building Systems – South Yarra Apartments
  160. B.C. architect pitches network of Swiss-style alpine huts between Vancouver, Squamish
  161. The pros and cons of building high rises with wood
  162. Timber frames: will we see wooden skyscrapers in the future?
  163. It’s time for a plywood design renaissance
  164. Skyscrapers Made of Wood Are Making a Comeback
  165. Harris Jenkins Architects designs WA’s first CLT office building
  166. Rare timber frame, 21-story downtown Milwaukee apartment tower wins Plan Commission approval
  167. Over 100 apartments in wood
  168. Timber! Why an age-old building material is making a 21st-century comeback in Ontario
  169. Green Office® ENJOY Paris, France
  170. Hickok Cole architects demonstrates the viability of mass timber high-rise in the US
  171. The Penrith building at the forefront of sustainable design
  172. Ovoid cabin offers day hikers shelter in Norway
  173. Kengo Kuma is crafting a timber temple to sports for the 2020 Olympics
  174. Tzannes adds to series of engineered timber buildings with design for UNSW
  175. U of T to build academic wood tower
  176. Adina Hotel
  177. Trummen Strand
  178. Tingstorget
  179. Mjøstårnet
  180. Suurstoffi
  181. CCG Yoker
  182. Frostaliden
  183. Moxy Hotel
  184. Dalston Lane
  185. Highpoint Terrace
  186. Hotel Nautilus
  187. Via Cenni
  188. Holz 8
  189. Portvakten
  190. Älvsbacka strand
  191. Limnologen
  192. Murray Grove
  193. Bridport House
  194. H 8
  195. Strandparken
  196. Lifecycle Tower One
  197. Forte Living
  198. Pentagon II Place
  199. Cenni di Cambiamento
  200. Panorama Giustinelli
  201. Maison De L’inde
  202. K8
  203. Jules Ferry
  204. Banyan Wharf
  205. Vallen in Växjö
  206. Trafalgar Place
  207. Eskolantie
  208. Puukuokka
  209. Treet
  210. Moholt 50/50
  211. Brock Commons Tallwood House
  212. The Garden
  213. Carbon12
  214. Arbora
  215. Wood City
  216. Aveo Norwest
  217. Orgine Condos
  218. Framework
  219. K5
  220. HoHo
  221. How cross-laminated timber buildings are built
  222. Australia’s largest commercial timber building rises in Sydney
  223. London-based dRMM studio builds medical centre using revolutionary new building material
  224. It’s built by TIMBER, a new kid on the block with some very big ideas
Friday, November 22, 2019
  1. Waterstudio unveils the world’s first floating timber tower
  2. Biobasecamp pavilion aims to demonstrate the potential of timber in architecture
  3. Innovative Public Furniture Designed for Academic Institutes
  4. Parking Garage Extends Borders
  5. Project will be the first using cross-laminated timber (CLT) in San Jose
  6. First of its kind 12-storey wooden building coming to Langford
  7. How wood boosts affordability, value and innovation
  8. Bringing the Outdoors Inside: The Benefits of Biophilia in Architecture and Interior Spaces
  9. Cities of Timber
  10. Hardman Pavilion
  11. A Tour of Tesco’s Welwyn Garden City Office Campus
  12. Mass timber at the core of TRCA’s new home
  13. A stunning prefab timber surf lifesaving tower
  14. Work Begins on Virginia’s Tallest Timber Building
  15. WholeTrees is smartly repurposing timber across the Midwest
  16. Let Light in: 17 Projects Using Polycarbonate
  17. Australian Timber Design Awards 2019 Winners Announced
  18. COX Architecture designs Geelong’s new Civic Precinct
  19. Shigeru Ban Covers Swatch Headquarters in Vaulting Timber Shell
  20. Timber Solution Prescribed for Macquarie University Clinical Education Development
  21. Building The Chancellery
  22. Taronga Zoo’s New Immersive Eco-Retreat Is The Most Stylish Way To Help Local Conservation Effort
  23. Steam-Bent Timber Pavilion Presented at Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2019
  24. Let’s Fill Our Cities With Taller, Wooden Buildings
  25. Swatch inaugurates wooden headquarters
  26. The Arboretum represents “a new stage in the ecological transition”
  27. Winning with wood – How wood is boosting affordability, value, and innovation
  28. The Green House on Cambridge Heath adds mass timber addition to rehab of existing building
  29. Timber Pavilion of the Vidy-Lausanne Theatre
  30. Feld72 builds housing estate from timber in Alpine town
  31. Groenendaal Primary School Park Classrooms
  32. WA’s first timber-framed office tower approved
  33. Mass-timber tower, already to be one of the world’s highest, to get a little taller
  34. The Soto
  35. Timber is top of the class
  36. How to speed up your home renovation, and save on energy bills
  37. Master Plan for new community in Bergen is seriously low carbon
  38. Kengo Kuma’s stacked-timber Odunpazari Modern Museum opens in Turkey
  39. KB Primary and Secondary School in Nagasaki
  40. Latest design revealed for new Sydney Fish Market
  41. Kindergarten St. Laurentius
  42. Porthole openings connect community centre and kindergarten in Cambridge
  43. The Swedish Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai: The Forest
  44. Stromlo Leisure Centre
  45. Jackson Hole Airport Renovation & Expansion
  46. Fresh renderings: Atlantic Station’s next projects to feature green-filled rooftops
  47. New Land adds height to timber apartment tower proposal for downtown Milwaukee
  48. ‘It’s stunning’: after 30 years, life returns to former hospital site
  49. Innovative Detail: Pancho Arena
  50. New MEC Vancouver flagship store a showcase of wood construction
  51. It’s pretty and electric: two things that don’t usually go together
  52. New Visitor Centre for Phillip Island’s Iconic Penguin Parade
  53. BUGA Wooden Pavilion 2019
  54. Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo
  55. Trade Fair Hall 10: A Curved Character
  56. Daramu House
  57. Gunyama Park Aquatic & Recreation Centre
  58. Macquarie University Clinical Education Building
  59. Taronga Zoo Australia Habitat and Wildlife Retreat
  60. Phoneix
  61. Mulpha Wins Approval for Timber Office Building in Norwest
  62. The House of Three Trees
  63. Multipurpose and Civil Protection Center of Norcia
  64. Kanye West Domes Pop Up On Calabasas Property – Prototypes For Housing Community
  65. Inside the Fight over How Notre Dame Should Rise From the Ashes
  66. Could Wood buildings be a solution to climate change?
  67. Y Pavilion In Finland Reveals the Possibilities of Wood In Modern Construction
  68. Löyly by Avanto Architects
  69. This Wooden Tower Twisted Itself Into Shape With New Drying Process
  70. Nebelhorn cable car – summit restaurant
  71. Giant metal loaf tops wild ‘House of Bread’
  72. Downley House by Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects
  73. Shigeru ban proposes temporary pavilion to host services during Notre-dame reconstruction
  74. Xylem, a Pavilion for Tippet Rise Art Center
  75. A timber observation tower with a vertical forest is proposed for Zagreb
  76. Peek inside the tallest cross-laminated timber building in the US
  77. Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
  78. Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation
  79. The venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic gymnastics competition moved a step closer …
  80. House in Matanzas by Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann
  81. Mass timber and high-tech meet in Sidewalk Labs’ vision for Toronto
  82. Sidewalk Labs unveils full Toronto waterfront master plan that’s a timber-topia
  83. A modern interpretation of early 20th-century timber frame construction anchors a neighbourhood while celebrating traditional industrial architecture
  84. Billard Leece Partnership wins the global prize for mental health design
  85. Mile-high skyscrapers ‘could be made out of wood’
  86. ‘A very different type of space’: How traditional school design is changing
  87. University of Newcastle Honeysuckle Masterplan Takes Shape
  88. Work begins on JCB-designed sustainable student accommodation at La Trobe University
  89. Tzannes and Lendlease reveals new engineered timber building for UNSW
  90. GPT’s new timber showpiece above Melbourne Central aims to be a memorable project
  91. Prefab homes by Ecokit can be built in as little as four days
  92. Lake|Flato blends high design with sustainability for an Austin grocery store
  93. New Melbourne office achieves 5-Star Green Star with low impact materials
  94. Cabana da Montanha Oberholz
  95. Ultra Fast Charging Station for Electric Vehicles
  96. Lake|Flato blends high design with sustainability for an Austin grocery store
  97. Plans Revealed for Melbourne’s Tallest Timber Tower
  98. “Self-shaping” Urbach Tower twists itself into a unique, curvaceous shape
  99. Tasmanian Architecture Awards – 2019 People’s Choice – Ulverstone Secondary College Year 11 & 12
  100. Hickok Cole designs timber towers for Philadelphia
  101. Cross-Laminated Timber: The Sustainable Choice of Microsoft Silicon Valley
  102. Modern mass timber makes its debut in Iowa
  103. Cross-Laminated Timber used in Portland’s B76 building
  104. Wildernesse Restaurant by Morris+Company
  105. Multiplex’s Danielle Savio gives insight into the benefits of using cross-laminated timber
  106. Multiplex project becomes Australia’s largest Passive House
  107. Tzannes-designed timber engineered commercial build wins top property honour
  108. Shire of Dardanup excited for new administration/library building
  109. Delta proposes mass timber skyscraper in B.C.
  110. GG-loop wraps Freebooter apartments with cedar louvres
  111. Level Architekture designs a house built entirely from Glulam and CLT
  112. Red Bull F1 reveals bigger, sustainable hospitality motorhome
  113. La Trobe’s $100m mass timber construction project takes off
  114. HoHo, Vienna Nearing Completion
  115. The Link – Chadstone Shopping Centre by Make
  116. National Museum of Qatar Shop Interiors by Koichi Takada Architects
  117. Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School
  118. Architecture of stewardship: Cranbrook School Wolgan Valley
  119. Up to 40 floors: World’s tallest wood tower proposed for Vancouver
  120. Tij Observatory by RAU Architects + RO&AD Architecten
  121. Air New Zealand to build world’s largest single-arch timber aircraft hangar
  122. EJE Architecture designs Newcastle Uni’s new sustainable hub
  123. Making a vibrant new school from a rundown Brutalist building
  124. fjmt designs a new form of community service centre
  125. In Midtown, a wood-frame office building rises
  126. Is wood the future of campus construction?
  127. Precht’s The Farmhouse concept combines modular homes with vertical farms
  128. Peter Cook’s CRAB Studio Reveals Sunny CLT Innovation Center for the Arts University Bournemouth
  129. Let’s rename “Embodied Carbon” to “Upfront Carbon Emissions”
  130. Van Hoorebeke Timber Warehouse / TRANS architectuur I stedenbouw
  131. Samsun Golf Club / CAA.Studio
  132. Le Vaud Polyvalent Hall by LOCALARCHITECTURE
  133. Hines Plans $200m Timber Tower After Snapping Up Collingwood Site
  134. Timber towers trending in Toronto
  135. The Arbour, George Brown College’s tall wood building
  136. Victoria developer reaches for sky with mass timber tower
  137. Ashram temple wins design award
  138. World’s tallest timber building officially crowned by CTBUH
  139. Monash Welcomes New Student Accommodation
  140. Plans for North America’s Tallest Timber Office Building Revealed
  141. Rethinking Timber Buildings
  142. Damaru House has almost topped out
  143. Can Cross-Laminated Timber save the world?
  144. Yunoeki Oyu / Kengo Kuma and Associates
  145. BC building code will now allow wood buildings to be taller
  146. Top 10 Fastest Wooden Roller Coasters
  147. Cedar Point Announces Record-Breaking Steel Vengeance
  148. Busch Gardens announces tallest hybrid rollercoaster in North America
  149. Developers propose above-ground walkway, lookout tower at Bamberton on Malahat
  150. John Pawson builds Wooden Chapel for cyclists from huge logs
  151. Ply in the sky: the new materials to take us beyond concrete
  152. C.F. Møller Architects Completes Sweden’s Tallest Timber Building
  153. US WoodWorks Announces 2019 Wood Design Award Winners
  154. Newcastle University unveils glass and timber building as first Honeysuckle project
  155. Western Hemisphere’s Tallest Timber Tower Okayed
  156. Extraordinary Prefab Houses Around the World
  157. Why your future bunkers might be made of wood
  158. Designing building for a long life, love and a great fit
  159. Timber Building Systems – South Yarra Apartments
  160. B.C. architect pitches network of Swiss-style alpine huts between Vancouver, Squamish
  161. The pros and cons of building high rises with wood
  162. Timber frames: will we see wooden skyscrapers in the future?
  163. It’s time for a plywood design renaissance
  164. Skyscrapers Made of Wood Are Making a Comeback
  165. Harris Jenkins Architects designs WA’s first CLT office building
  166. Rare timber frame, 21-story downtown Milwaukee apartment tower wins Plan Commission approval
  167. Over 100 apartments in wood
  168. Timber! Why an age-old building material is making a 21st-century comeback in Ontario
  169. Green Office® ENJOY Paris, France
  170. Hickok Cole architects demonstrates the viability of mass timber high-rise in the US
  171. The Penrith building at the forefront of sustainable design
  172. Ovoid cabin offers day hikers shelter in Norway
  173. Kengo Kuma is crafting a timber temple to sports for the 2020 Olympics
  174. Tzannes adds to series of engineered timber buildings with design for UNSW
  175. U of T to build academic wood tower
  176. Adina Hotel
  177. Trummen Strand
  178. Tingstorget
  179. Mjøstårnet
  180. Suurstoffi
  181. CCG Yoker
  182. Frostaliden
  183. Moxy Hotel
  184. Dalston Lane
  185. Highpoint Terrace
  186. Hotel Nautilus
  187. Via Cenni
  188. Holz 8
  189. Portvakten
  190. Älvsbacka strand
  191. Limnologen
  192. Murray Grove
  193. Bridport House
  194. H 8
  195. Strandparken
  196. Lifecycle Tower One
  197. Forte Living
  198. Pentagon II Place
  199. Cenni di Cambiamento
  200. Panorama Giustinelli
  201. Maison De L’inde
  202. K8
  203. Jules Ferry
  204. Banyan Wharf
  205. Vallen in Växjö
  206. Trafalgar Place
  207. Eskolantie
  208. Puukuokka
  209. Treet
  210. Moholt 50/50
  211. Brock Commons Tallwood House
  212. The Garden
  213. Carbon12
  214. Arbora
  215. Wood City
  216. Aveo Norwest
  217. Orgine Condos
  218. Framework
  219. K5
  220. HoHo
  221. How cross-laminated timber buildings are built
  222. Australia’s largest commercial timber building rises in Sydney
  223. London-based dRMM studio builds medical centre using revolutionary new building material
  224. It’s built by TIMBER, a new kid on the block with some very big ideas