Building wood towers: How high is up for timber structures?

The Waterfront, a 128-unit wood-based residential development in Stavanger, Norway, designed by AART architects and Kraftvaerk for client Kruse-Smith. This first phase was completed last July; a second phase is under construction. More than 80 firms competed for the project. Photo courtesy AART Architects

Wood | April 26, 2015 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor 

The recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad. But Building Teams around the world are starting to use more large-scale structural wood systems. 

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One of the largest PV installations in the country, thin-film solar laminate pan
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This course, worth 1.0 AIA HSW learning unit, provides expert advice on how to make a roof last as long as possible,...

Vermonts state-of-the-art public safety facility includes unique biosafety labs
November 17, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The laboratory will be used to perform a wide range of analyses to detect biological, toxicological, chemical, and ra...

November 17, 2014 | Goettsch Partners

The triangular shape of the 44-story tower ensures that all bays receive southern light and views of the Yellow Sea....

Architecture firm principals are the Chief Financial Officers of their firm, whether they want to be or not. For many small architecture firms, principals don't have anyone to guide them for financial and other business matters...

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November 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The winning scheme by Seoul-based Designcamp Moonpark features a dramatic folded facade that takes visual cues from t...

On the Kunming Junfa Dongfeng Square project in Kunming City, China, architects
November 17, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

By harnessing natural ventilation, Building Teams can achieve a tremendous reduction in energy use and increase in oc...

Water infiltration testing of an installed window prior to installation of adjac
November 17, 2014 | Emily Hopps and Peter Babaian, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger's Emily Hopps and Peter Babaian offer strategies to help Building Teams sort through the...

 

Over the past 110 years of operation, Morton Buildings has been no stranger to environmentally friendly innovations. With a track record for energy efficiency, Morton was a natural fit to partner with an Illinois college for the construction of a zero-energy building.

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November 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The centerpiece of the proposed plan is the revitalization of the iconic Smithsonian castle.

In a video announcement released by Haskell, three business leaders at Haskell a
November 14, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combination expands Haskell’s geographic presence by adding FreemanWhite’s offices in Chicago, Charlotte, Nashvil...

Photo: Leeotong via Wikimedia Commons
November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson is today focused on making new construction in China more energy efficien...

San Francisco, photographed northwards from the Coit Tower with Alcatraz in the
November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

California’s comprehensive new water use plan makes conservation a priority, reinforcing a 2009 plan to reduce statew...

Map: U.S. Army
November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S Army's ambitious net-zero initiative has had several successful pilot trials, and planners are prepared to ex...

A student bedroom at the College of Wooster (Ohio) capitalizes on 12-foot-high c
November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In a recent workshop with 62 college students, architects from Little explored the changing habits and preferences of...

November 14, 2014 | Gensler

The 175,000-sf extension includes the conversion of three existing gates to international swing gates, and the additi...

Every aspect of the Centerlocation, materials, utilities, operation and usemee
November 12, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

More than a decade after opening its groundbreaking Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the group is back at it with...

November 12, 2014 | USGBC

The new additions, from India, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Kazakhstan, Hungary and Mexico, bring the total numbe...

November 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new list of America's 20 biggest boomtowns shows Houston on top, with New York City close behind, followed by Dalla...

November 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

David Chipperfield and Valentiny are among the finalists for a new concert hall being built to commemorate Beethoven’...

November 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In his latest series, Federico Babina illustrated 17 iconic Hollywood personalities, from Marilyn Monroe to Michael C...

Renderings courtesy RPBW
November 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has been granted planning approval for its residential building at London Bridge Quarte...

At Coastline Community Colleges Newport Beach (Calif.) Campus, the Building Tea
November 10, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Providing more comfortable conditions to building occupants has become a top priority in today’s interior designs. Th...

While the exposed ceiling look is popular in todays commercial office spaces, s
November 10, 2014 | Bill Stangeland, McGuire Engineers, Chicago

Although architecturally appealing, exposed ceilings can create unwanted drafts and airflow problems if not engineere...

November 10, 2014 | NCARB

The architecture programs at Parsons The New School for Design and Clemson University have been selected as 2014 NCAR...

Renderings courtesy Herzog & De Meuron
November 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The library’s new home will be a completely new building in Jerusalem, and will combine the functions of a central re...

A Marriott hotel in Orlando, Fla. Marriott is leading the U.S. hotel pipeline. P
November 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The hotel construction pipeline hit a five-year high in the third quarter, clocking in at 3,516 projects and 443,936...

November 10, 2014 | Greenbuild Report
John Cross of the American Institute of Steel Construction talks about how steel fits in with green construction and how...
November 10, 2014 | Greenbuild Report
Dow Corning High Performance Building provides expertise and innovation to meet sustainability goals and increase energy...
November 10, 2014 | Greenbuild Report
John Greko from Carlisle SynTec Systems discusses the company's donation and sponsorship of the GreenZone 2014 Lega...
November 10, 2014 | Greenbuild Report
At BD+C's GreenZone 2014, Chris Berry from Access Lighting talks about solutions the company offers for the educati...
November 10, 2014 | Greenbuild Report
Roxul's David Smith takes BD+C behind the company's stone wool insulation at Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans.
November 10, 2014 | Greenbuild Report
BD+C stops by the expansive Assa Abloy booth at Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans to talk with Aaron Smith on their energy-...

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