Here you can find the latest timber architecture news from skyscrapers to interiors, from mountain cabins to installations made predominantly from one of the most sustainable material: wood!
The definition of what constitutes a ‘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.
Swedish data shows that timber architecture costs 16% less than concrete buildings and wooden buildings can be 20% quicker to construct because of their light weight and greater precision. Sick leave of construction workers on wooden architecture is 50% lower than comparable concrete projects.
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;
These are just some advantages of timber architecture and this is why increasing numbers of architects, developers, governments, educational institutions and corporations are embracing wood.