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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March 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Even before the St. Denys-du-Plateau Church was converted into a library, it was an unusual building, with a towering...

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March 31, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Process mapping, split models, and streamlined coordination meetings are among the timesaving techniques AEC firms ar...

Channel glass creates a curving faade. Photo: Technical Glass Products
March 30, 2014 | Technical Glass Products This is sponsored content

The new Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre features a 1,400-sf serpentine channel glass wall that delivers dram...

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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March 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram hopes that the temporary installation, once funded, will encourage the public to thi...

March 27, 2014 | NKBA

Work on multifamily housing projects? Here are the top kitchen and bath design trends, according to a survey of more...

High Plains Equipment sells and services Case IH agricultural equipment at its n
March 27, 2014 | Star Building Systems This is sponsored content

High Plains Equipment, a Case IH dealership in Devils Lake, N.D., constructs a larger facility to better serve its cu...

 

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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March 26, 2014 | Callison

Hybrid ventilation, nighttime cooling, and fuel cell technology are among the dozens of sustainable design techniques...

Hadid calls the plaza a "green oasis" in the midst of the urban Dongdaemun distr
March 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new space, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, is a blend of park and cultural spaces meant for the public to enjoy.

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March 26, 2014 | Lockheed Martin

The facility will host advanced R&D in emerging technology areas like 3D printing, energetics, thermal sciences,...

Sydney's new Goods Line will be built in two stages, the first of which is set t
March 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 500-meter-long park will feature bike paths, study pods, and outdoor workspaces.

28 lbs. per sf SLENDERWALL panels
March 25, 2014 | SLENDERWALL This is sponsored content

After decades of wear, the hand-laid brick envelope of the Johns Hopkins nine-story Nelson/Harvey inpatient facility...

March 25, 2014 | Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH), an ENR 500, award-winning, national engineering firm, is pleased to announce...

March 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The design duo discusses the founding of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects and the design of the next world's tal...

Shigeru Ban. Photo by Shigeru Ban Architects
March 25, 2014 | The Hyatt Foundation

Shigeru Ban, a Tokyo-born, 56-year-old architect with offices in Tokyo, Paris, and New York, is rare in the field of...

Photo: FEMA via Wikimedia Commons
March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The move will affect 24 districts that have schools inside Oklahoma City limits.

March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

With developers in Santa Monica, Calif., looking for ways to build green more inexpensively, the city may consider al...

Ohio state Senate chambers. Photo: Wikipedia
March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The resolution specifically mentions LEED v4, and calls for the U.S. Green Building Council to conform to ANSI. 

Free tours will be offered, starting in May. Photo: Jack E. Boucher, August, 196
March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 14-story tower, one of only two Wright-designed high-rises to be built, has been off limits to the public since i...

March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The winding hotel and apartment building will be built between the mountains and the sea in remote Glåpen, Norway....

Design architect GWWO selected Valspars Blue Pearl II color-changing paint to c
March 21, 2014 | Valspar This is sponsored content  

Linetec finishes Firestone’s UNA-CLAD panels, achieving a one-of-a-kind, dynamic appearance with the first use of Val...

All renderings courtesy SuperSkyScrapers
March 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper competition invited design teams to explore the possibilities of using bamboo as the...

March 21, 2014 | IWPR Group

Established in 2003 by the Notre Dame School of Architecture, the $200,000 Richard H. Driehaus Prize is awarded to a...

Designed by Centerbrook Architects and Planners, the Hotchkiss School's new Biom
March 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From bold structural glulam designs to striking textured wall and ceiling schemes, these award-winning building proje...

Johnsonites Melodia Homogeneous Vinyl Sheet and Granit Safe-T Sheet Vinyl enhan
March 21, 2014 | Tarkett North America  

A key component of the facility’s interior design is a comprehensive and colorful flooring design, consisting of arcs...

To true the wall surface, the installer should level the insulation board, rathe
March 20, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

Poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are among the major culprit...

All renderings: Perkins Eastman
March 20, 2014 | Perkins Eastman

When complete, the Wharf will feature approximately 3 million sf of new residential, office, hotel, retail, cultural,...

The competition is Fast Company's take on March Madness. Image: courtesy Fast Co
March 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff
Fast Company's Bracket Madness tournament pits 32 designers against each other to see who truly is the world's grea...
This city lot breaks numerous major rules in the code. Photo: Google Street View
March 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The city has been operating a downtown dirt parking lot in violation of its own code and the federal law for years....

March 19, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

Green Building Initiative (GBI) Vice President for National Affairs Erin Schaffer is participated in an event at the...

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