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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

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

The recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad. But Bui...

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Henning Larsen Architects designs a timber museum extension in Sweden

In each protrusion on the jagged roof is a skylight, bringing in plenty of natural light into the space within. Renderings courtesy Henning Larsen Architects

April 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The new extension will complement Österund’s wooded surroundings

Timber residential high-rise will tower over Stockholm waterfront

The development will overlook an old harbor in Stockholm's industrial district on the island of Djurgården. Renderings courtesy Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

March 24, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The four towers, 20 stories each, will be made entirely out of Swedish pine, from frame to façade...

Prefabricated skycubes proposed with 'elastic' living apartments inside

The tower is designed to be 70% wood, and will contain gardens and flexible living spaces attached to a central concrete core. Renderings courtesy Weingartner Architects

March 18, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The interiors for each unit are designed using an elastic living concept, where different spaces...

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16 stunning wood buildings win 2015 Wood Design Awards

The Wood in Educational Buildings award winner, Indian Mountain Student Arts & Innovation Center in Lakeville, Conn. Photo: Robert Benson Photography

February 03, 2015 | Wood Products Council

Jackson Hole (Wyo.) Airport and Stapleton Library in Staten Island, N.Y., are among the projects...

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Renderings courtesy Hines
November 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Houston-based developer is planning a seven-story wood-framed office building in Minneapolis’...

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October 13, 2014 | The Softwood Lumber Board

The competition invites U.S. developers, institutions, organizations, and design teams willing to...

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July 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The concept behind the research is to slice the stalk of bamboo grass into smaller pieces to bond...

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All renderings courtesy Penda
July 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Beijing-based design cooperative Penda designed a bamboo hotel that can easily expand vertically...

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July 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Residents are trying to block developers from destroying historic architecture in Tokyo's Yanaka...

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The University of British Columbia Earth Sciences Building, by Perkins + Will, i
May 29, 2014 | reThink Wood

The wood-industry advocacy group reThink Wood has released "...

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The lobby and staircase use thousands of lengths of repurposed timber. Photo cou
May 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The recently opened NewActon Nishi apartment complex in Canberra, Australia, features one of the...

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The Tree, on Bergen, Norway's, waterfront, will consist of wood structural modul
May 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A 14-story luxury apartment block in central Bergen, Norway, will be the world's tallest timber-f...

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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-wi...

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March 19, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

Green Building Initiative (GBI) Vice President for National Affairs Erin Schaffer is participated...

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September 09, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The first annual BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland conference and expo kicked off this morni...

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The Timber Tower, @SOM
June 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

In a report released today, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill discu...

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April 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

North Carolina lawmakers have introduced state legislation that would restrict the use of nationa...

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Lend Lease builds world's tallest timber apartment building
February 28, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Construction giant Lend Lease recently put the finishing touches on Forté, a 10-story apartment c...

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ANSI standard for interior doors open for second public ballot
February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

WDMA I.S.6A-11, Industry Standard for Interior Architectural Wood Stile and Rail Doors a...

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February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

New design values for all sizes and grades of visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber were...

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This suburban Seattle Starbucks was built with shipping containers.
February 22, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Coffee giant Starbucks is rolling out mini-stores with maximum local flavor, as part of an intern...

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8 eye-popping wood building projects
February 05, 2013 | WoodWorks, posted by BD+C Staff

From 100-foot roof spans to novel reclaimed wood installations, the winners of the 2013 National...

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October 03, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Later this year, we will launch Best AEC Firms 2012. We’re looking for firms that create truly po...

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Tiina Antinoja
September 06, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The award is given for a student work in which wood as a building material has a central role....

June 01, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

By completing this course, you earn 1.0 HSW/SD AIA Learning Units.

June 01, 2012 | By Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The full report contains participating firm demographics, energy reduction initiatives undertaken...

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The current Ka Makani Community Center lobby entry following rehabilitation.
May 31, 2012 | By Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

An abandoned historic structure gains a new life as the focal point of a legendary military distr...

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