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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The high-rise development will have a 24,638-sf vertical garden, breaking a Guinness World Record.

Rendering courtesy Walsh Construction
June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Orchards at Orenco, a 57-unit affordable housing complex in Hillsboro, Oregon, is the first of a three-phase, three-b...

June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Walkable communities have a higher GDP, greater wealth, and higher percentages of college grads, according to a new s...

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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June 19, 2014 | Perkins Eastman

A new white paper from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and Perkins Eastman details best design practices for re...

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His 26-plus year history with BSB Design paired with his client relations skills and operational and organizational a...

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June 18, 2014 | USGBC

In conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that six Wor...

 

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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The tower, called Polstjrnan, or "The Pole Star," is to be built in Gothenburg,
June 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff
The skyscraper, which will reach 230 meters and is named Polstjärnan, or "The Pole Star," is to be built in Gothenb...
New School of Medicine and Health Sciences Building, University of North Dakota,
June 18, 2014 | JLG Architects

Construction boom fueled by 'shale gale' brings rapid growth to North Dakota firm.

June 18, 2014 | Consigli Construction

The $60 million facility built in honor of King Rama IX of Thailand is the largest Thai Buddhist temple outside of Th...

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June 18, 2014 | AIA

The American Institute of Architects reported that the May ABI score was 52.6, up sharply from a mark of 49.6 in Apri...

Using 3D printing, Arup engineers were able to design and fabricate this lightwe
June 18, 2014 | Arup

The firm's research shows that 3D printing has the potential to reduce costs, cut waste, and slash the carbon footpri...

June 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From Miles Davis to Björk to Manu Chao to Bach, Babina visualizes how these sounds will look like if they were visibl...

All renderings courtesy of Foster + Partners.
June 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The design organizes offices, labs, and social spaces into five "fingers," putting different work spaces parallel to...

June 17, 2014 | Suffolk Construction

Exec with eight years of Florida experience will head regional team.

Photo: Dwight Burdette, Wikimedia Commons
June 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 35.9 million people moved between 2012 and 2013, meaning that 11.7% of the U.S....

Renderings: courtesy Chetwood Architects
June 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Phoenix Towers are expected to reach 1 km, the same height as Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill's Kingdom Tower, but w...

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June 16, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

A new Brookings Institution study records the emergence of “competitive places that are also cool spaces.”

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June 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A bipartisan proposal from U.S. Reps. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., would make roof replacement cost l...

June 13, 2014 | Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane Building company hires new president and COO

June 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Dangerous by Design, an annual study of the dangers American pedestrians face, has been published for 2014. The study...

June 13, 2014 | Lynne Fort, Associate Editor, and JBRC

John Burns Real Estate Consulting ranks the top 25 housing amenities by generation, based on feedback from more than...

All renderings courtesy of BIG
June 13, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

The glass-and-steel pavilion's spiral structure acts as a storytelling device for the company's history.

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June 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has created the first standards to compare services of the w...

June 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The planned site is a natural landscape among redwood trees with views over Monterey Bay, a site that the architects...

June 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Constructing a concrete dome is a costly process, but this may change soon. A team from the Vienna University of Tech...

June 12, 2014 | SmithGroup JJR

With the construction of the LEED-NC Platinum Oakland University Human Health Building, constructed in Rochester, Mic...

June 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Winners were awarded $4,000 and a trip to Cersaie, the annual tile exhibition held in Bologna, Italy. Projects were l...

Jevon Carrington and Leila Schey, both Architectural Designers in Genslers Wash
June 11, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

In search of a fast rendering solution, Gensler looked to the gaming and moviemaking industries for the next breakthr...

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A new development in New York's historic Sugar Hill district nears completion, designed to be an icon for the neighbo...

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