The urban lung: timber skyscraper

The urban lung: timber skyscraper

Can high rise architecture act as a mechanism to manifest low carbon materials and environmental design principles allowing our cities to breathe?

Could timber skyscrapers rise across Asia Pacific?

Could timber skyscrapers rise across Asia Pacific?

More countries across the region, including Japan, Australia and New Zealand, are taking an interest in building ever high timber structures.

Timber is the new concrete. It's time to get over our fear of building with it

Timber is the new concrete. It’s time to get over our fear of building with it

Europe’s urban areas are giving timber a new place to hang out.

3-storey cross-laminated timber house that fits on a parking space valued at £170k

3-storey cross-laminated timber house that fits on a parking space valued at £170k

A very tiny house designed by a Finnish architect and put on display in Birmingham, UK, has been given a notional value of £170,000 by a local realtor.

In a concrete jungle, one architect pushes for ‘plywood for giants’

In a concrete jungle, one architect pushes for ‘plywood for giants’

Could cross-laminated timber, or CLT, be the go-to material in the future?

Hampshire College's R.W. Kern Center is a living mass timber building

Hampshire College’s R.W. Kern Center is a living mass timber building

In 2016, the R.W. Kern Center became Hampshire College’s first new building in 40 years.

Clackamas County approves new OSU Extension Education Center, considers cross laminated timber

Clackamas County approves new OSU Extension Education Center, considers cross laminated timber

OSU Extension in celebrating its 100th anniversary in Clackamas County with the approval of a new Education Center.

The rise of wooden skyscrapers

The rise of wooden skyscrapers

Forget steel and concrete — wood is the latest go-to material for building skyscrapers.

More architects should design with cross-laminated timber, says Holz DC director

More architects should design with cross-laminated timber, says Holz DC director

Theo Pasialis, director of building company Holz DC explains why more architects need to design buildings that have frames made of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT).

Mass timber design for multi-family housing

Mass timber design for multi-family housing

Timber technologies offer flexible, economical, and environmentally responsible solutions that can help solve housing shortages across the United States.

Could Philly’s skyline have timber in its future?

Could Philly’s skyline have timber in its future?

Wooden beams as strong as steel are making new kinds of buildings possible.

New building materials save hotel developers time, money

New building materials save hotel developers time, money

Cross-laminated timber and insulating concrete form construction are making it easier to build hotels and less expensive to run them.

East Austin office giving millennials what they want: tons of wood

East Austin office giving millennials what they want: tons of wood

Early last year, we got a first look at what was then called Osten Hall, a five-story office project developed by Endeavor Real Estate Group and designed by Delineate Studio at 901 East Sixth Street, just north of Endeavor’s massive Plaza Saltillo site.

'Pixel Facade' concept creates flexible, green office towers designed for millennials

‘Pixel Facade’ concept creates flexible, green office towers designed for millennials

Pixel architects, Oliver Thomas and Keyan Rahimzadeh, designed “pixel façade,” a flexible biophilic façade system for the next generation of offices, acknowledging millennials strong desire to be happy in a conducive, natural workplace.

Unique, timber-frame Atlantic Station offices to begin construction by spring

Unique, timber-frame Atlantic Station offices to begin construction by spring

A long-planned office building will soon begin construction at Atlantic Station, the first infusion of new office space at the mixed-use mini-city in years. Bisnow reports that Hines plans to begin construction on T3 West Midtown within the next 90 days. When complete, the building will provide more than 200,000 square feet of office space,

Klopper and Davis Architects propose a 10-storey timber hotel for Perth

Klopper and Davis Architects propose a 10-storey timber hotel for Perth

A revised design for a hotel in the Perth suburb of Northbridge would see a 10-storey, all-timber structure rise above the Perth suburb of Northbridge.

Developers of Montreal condo project embrace challenges of timber-based construction

Developers of Montreal condo project embrace challenges of timber-based construction

Montreal’s trendy Griffintown neighbourhood has experienced a flurry of new condominium construction over the past few years.

Sudbury's architecture school wins provincial design prize

Sudbury’s architecture school wins provincial design prize

Sudbury’s McEwen School of Architecture has been recognized with a 2018 Design Excellence Award from the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA).

Modular building is (slowly) moving onto jobsites

Modular building is (slowly) moving onto jobsites

According to attendees at the 2018 World of Modular conference, prefabrication is one segment where the industry has a “massive opportunity to improve.”

Bid for taller wood structures raises red flag for one insurer

Bid for taller wood structures raises red flag for one insurer

Given a recent movement afoot to increase height limits for wood frame buildings in Canada, property insurance underwriters need to be wary of writing risks for such structures, an expert with one insurer notes.