The definition of ‘timber architecture’ is something that is still evolving but what we define with “timber architecture” is sprouting up the world.
Wood have been used by societies around the world for thousands of years, nowadays timber architecture is facilitated by digital manufacture and computational design tools. This enables architects and engineers to develop even more complex and efficient wooden architectures.
Engineered timber is available in a range of many different products: cross laminated timber (CLT), glue laminated timber (Glulam), plywood, fibreboard, particle board, parallel strand, finger joint, beams and trusses.
Engineered timber allows for improved accuracy and finish, reduced waste, and no need for storage or further finishing on site, and many wooden architetures construction time has been shorter compared to a concrete construction;
Archivibe interviewed many expert architects form the most renowned architecture frims in Europ to better understand what are the advantages of wooden architecture andis why increasing numbers of developers, governments, educational institutions and corporations are embracing wood.