Wood

Photo courtesy of Alison Brooks Architects

September 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Weight for weight, CLT is stronger than concrete and can be machined to incredibly high tolerance...

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September 06, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new building code prevents any structure with more than three stories from being built from a...

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August 23, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Colorburst panels are available in four stock options—Robin Egg Blue, Viridian Green, Haute Pink,...

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August 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Products will now have to be labeled as compliant to the new rules.

August 02, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The campaign asserts that not enough is known about CLT in construction

Shigeru Ban designs tower expected to be world’s tallest hybrid timber structure

Rendering of Shigeru Ban's Terrace House project. Plans are subject to change, and the full unveil is scheduled for the fall. Rendering courtesy Shigeru Ban and PortLiving. Click here to enlarge.

July 14, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

To lessen the carbon footprint, Terrace House in Vancouver will be made of wood sourced from Brit...

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The history of building with wood [infographic]

The ceiling of the Richmond Olympic Oval building in Richmond, B.C., Canada, is made of glulam. Photo: Thelastminute/Wikimedia Commons.

July 14, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The first timber home was built 10,000 years ago. Now 40-story wood skyscrapers are being constru...

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Ark Encounter is the first phase of the AiG theme park

| June 21, 2016 | Viega

When you’re building the largest timber-frame structure in the world, you don’t want an open flam...

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Rendering courtesy C.F. Møller

June 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The development acts as a transition area between a traditional urban landscape and parklands....

Rendering courtesy Anders Berensson Architects

April 29, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The structure, which will be made entirely out of cross-laminated timber, will rise 436 feet into...

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Revised 2015 Manual for Engineered Wood Construction available

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April 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

American Wood Council Document offers design information for structural applications.

How post-frame construction has evolved over the years

Photo: Vermont Timber Works Inc./Wikimedia Commons

April 13, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The National Frame Building Association released an infographic showing just how far the industry...

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New LEED Pilot ACP designed to help eliminate irresponsibly sourced materials

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April 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Illegal wood is primary target to restrict illicit material in the supply chain.

 

Waugh Thistleton designs one of the tallest timber office buildings in London

Renderings courtesy Waugh Thistleton. Click here to enlarge.

March 28, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The nine-story Development House has vertical open spaces for light and air flow.

 

APA updates Engineered Wood Construction Guide

Photo: Phil Nicholls/Creative Commons.

March 23, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides recommendations on engineered wood construction systems.

Photo Credit: Shinkenchiku-sha Co, Ltd

February 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor and WoodWorks

The Aspen Art Museum, Scott Family Amazeum, and Whitetail Woods Regional Park Camper Cabins are a...

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Guides to wood construction in high wind areas released

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February 03, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The guide is directed toward ensuring structural integrity to resist wind loads.

Concerns over new wood-frame, mid-rise residential building construction in Charlotte

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January 04, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Cheaper construction material may increase risk for firefighters.

2015 Code Conforming Wood Design publication now available

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November 24, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Summarizes provisions in the 2015 International Building Code.

4 Building Material Innovations from the Chicago Architecture Biennial

The main exhibit hall is the Chicago Cultural Center, which opened in 1897 and served as the city’s main library until 1977. Photo by Adilla Menayang

October 20, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

From lightweight wooden pallets to the largest lengths of CLT-slabs that can be shipped across No...

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Montreal apartment is world’s largest residential cross-laminated timber project

The project will have 434 condominiums and rental units combined. Renderings courtesy of LSR Gesdev Inc.

October 15, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

 Its 434 condo, townhouse, and rental units in three eight-story buildings are made from sustaina...

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BIG designs lush, terraced mixed-use building

The 79 & Park project will be built next to Stockholm’s Royal National City Park. Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group

October 07, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Cascading glass and wooden cubes create a form similar to Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway roc...

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Guides to wood construction in high wind areas updated

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June 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The guides establish prescriptive, wind-resistive structural requirements for wood-frame building...

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World’s tallest wood building design unveiled by MGA

Plans include a mix of market-rate and social housing, a student hotel, urban agriculture, a bus station, e-car hub, and other amenities. Renderings courtesy Michael Green Architecture

June 02, 2015 | BD+C Staff

“Just as Gustave Eiffel shattered our conception of what was possible a century and a half ago, t...

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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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