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The Tasmanian women making waves in the built environment


Wood, K, The Tasmanian women making waves in the built environment, Tasmanian Timber, Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board, Australia, 5 March 2021 (2021) [Magazine Article]

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Following the completion of her studies in Architecture at the University of Adelaide, Kyra Wood practiced architecture for several years, before continuing her education as a researcher looking at the cultural aspects of architecture and design in countries like Japan, South Korea and Vietnam. Fast forward to today, Kyra is a postdoctoral fellow studying timber as a building material at the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood. With a fascination for discovering how materials impact the built environment, Kyra says there’s no time like the present to learn new things. And so she does. Taking her fascination for timber to the National Institute for Forest Products Innovation, which is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and State governments and the timber industry, Kyra has been working to uncover how characteristics of Tasmania’s timber could be improved, helping to reduce waste and increase value by creating a highly durable and sustainable building material. Endlessly passionate about her work, Kyra hopes that her research not only sparks the interest of the architecture industry’s leaders but also can create lasting change.

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:women in architecture and design, timber durability, wood preservation, wood products design
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural science and technology
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Wood, wood products and paper
Objective Field:Wood products
UTAS Author:Wood, K (Dr Kyra Wood)
ID Code:147991
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2021-11-26
Last Modified:2021-12-07

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