Applying doughnut economics to urban development, our Manual serves as a practical tool for the industry, globally inspired by successful cases in cities like Amsterdam and Copenhagen. It evaluates and enhances both social and planetary sustainability, considering local and global dimensions.
greenTES fire tests explore prefabricated elements with innovative greenery or photovoltaic cladding, shaping the future of sustainable renovations.
GWG Tübingen’s award-winning new building, constructed between 2019 and 2022, showcases sustainable architecture with a clear yet reserved stance, featuring resource-saving timber construction and a bright, pleasant interior.
Caisse d’Épargne Bourgogne Franche-Comté’s new headquarters in Dijon showcases sustainable design with a prominent use of timber, emphasizing flexibility, visibility, and energy efficiency.
“Haus T,” completed in 2022 on Klosterstrasse in Münsterlingen, stands out for its strategic use of timber. In a selective … More
Analyzing the dynamic properties of timber pedestrian bridges, with a focus on vibration susceptibility, damping ratios, and the impact of construction elements like asphalt and railings, using both experimental testing and calibrated finite element models.
An exploration of the pivotal role of geometry in architectural design, innovation, and interdisciplinary collaboration, as showcased in the ‘Advances in Architectural Geometry 2023’ conference.
Advancing sustainable wooden architecture through bio-based connectors and understanding densified wood behavior to foster a circular, bio-based economy.
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If you follow the latest research in forestry, it’s hard not to come across studies relating to adaptive silviculture. In a nutshell, … More
Along with forest managers, builders are key change agents of forest ecosystems’ structure and composition through the specification and use … More
In Zhengzhou, a city of 12 million in the heart of China, A9a rchitects have reinterpreted the typology of the … More
The exhibition “Between the Trees” brings these aspects together and, using the example of international projects and works from the fields of design and art, conveys an awareness of the essential basis of life that trees in urban space represent for people and animals. Specifically, it is about increasing the appreciation and integration of the tree in the urban context or in urban space.
WorkSchool in Orsonnes School in Orsonnens, Fribourg (Switzerland). ArchitectsTEd’A arquitectes / Irene Pérez, Jaume Mayol (partners); Marta Rincón, Toni Ramis, Tomeu … More
This project employed rhythmic repetition in a 19-week timeline, using modular prefabricated elements and larch wood facade to create efficient, appealing living spaces for hotel staff, emphasizing individuality through balconies.
Discover busterminal-churwalden’s unique design with lamellas connecting insight and perspective. A dynamic blend of indoor and outdoor spaces invites you to experience the in-between, where needs converge creatively.
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Final review of the MoA Design Research Studio’s project titled “Syntopia—Harvesting the Forest.” The studio focused on exploring how architectural … More
New construction of the forestry office with extension of use of the forest house, D-79100 Freiburg
The Institute of Timber Construction at Biberach University is researching and optimizing wooden ceilings’ vibration behavior. Professor Patricia Hamm presented … More
European Spruce (Picea Abies) has evergreen leaves and likes to grow in deep, wet soils.Once harvested it can be turned … More
Timber Typologies clears up the confusion around timber building systems and their applications.
Bas J W Lerink, Mart-Jan Schelhaas, Roland Schreiber, Peter Aurenhammer, Uwe Kies, Morgan Vuillermoz, Philippe Ruch, Cyrille Pupin, Andrew Kitching, Gary Kerr, Louise Sing, Amanda Calvert, Áine Ní Dhubháin, Maarten Nieuwenhuis, Jordi Vayreda, Patrick Reumerman, Göran … More
Since the start of nanoindentation in wood, cell walls have been supported by epoxy resin during the microtoming of surfaces. … More
FUNCTIONALITY The development of special air chambers minimizes the swelling and shrinking behavior of the wooden components in all three … More
StructureCraft is an engineering and construction company specializing in the design, fabrication, and installation of innovative timber and hybrid structures.
Architecture: ARGE Dietrich | Untertrifaller, Balliana Schubert Landscape architectsProject management: Heiner Walker, Peter NußbaumerClient: State building authority MunichLocation: Olympiapark, 80809 Munich … More
Mjøstårnet, also known as the Tower of Lake Mjøsa, is a tall building located in Brumunddal, Norway. It was designed by Voll Arkitekter and completed in 2019. The tower stands at a height of 85.4 meters and has 18 floors.
LignoAlp specializes in creating unique projects, working with great care and the utmost respect for the architectural project . They have many years … More
A new brochure with images of current references and more
Comprehensively combines fundamentals of wood science and applied technology An up-to-date summary of wood research and current industrial practise Written … More
Baubuche is a brand of LVL made by the German company, Pollmeier. Baubuche is made from beech wood veneers that … More
Moso laminated bamboo refers to a type of bamboo that has been processed and compressed to create a durable and … More
Kerto LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) is a wood product developed by Metsä Wood, a Finnish wood products company. It is … More
Brettstapel is a solid timber construction system fabricated from softwood timber posts connected with hardwood timber dowels. This relatively simple method of construction does not use glues or nails and can be used to make beautiful, low carbon, healthy buildings that are quick and easy to build.
Project location: ImstClient: Pfeifer HolzArchitecture/planning: Reitter ArchitektenStatics/structural planning: merz kley partnerExecution: AT-Thurner BauYear: 2023 The expansion of the Pfeifer Holz company headquarters was convincingly developed from … More
14-16 April 2023 Amsterdam | International building workshop with urban local trees
Commissioned by Nice Developers & Era Contour, Mei architects and planners is designing “SAWA”.SAWA is a unique and circular wooden … More
Schwungvolles Empfangsgebäude in Brettschichtholz
Tragende Bauteile aus Brettsperrholz (BSP oder X-Lam) sind statisch berechnete und sorgfältig hergestellte, hochwertige Konstruktionselemente aus einem vergüteten Werkstoff. Sie … More
Tijd om de houteconomie om te timmeren: BlueCity maakt zich deze winter hard voor hout met twee Hackathons
Bij het beheer van bossen is vakkennis onontbeerlijk. Ingrepen van een bosbeheerder kunnen decennia lang doorwerken in het bos. Vakkennis … More
Afgelopen jaar is de herziene versie van het Praktijkboek Bosbeheer verschenen. Ter gelegenheid hiervan organiseert de redactie van het boek … More
Lignin is tested using light-microscopy-aided grid nanoindentation.
The Solar Decathlon Europe 2021 (in 2022) took place over summer in the German city of Wuppertal. This international event gathered multidisciplinary researchers and sustainability experts to showcase cutting-edge research and technologies surrounding sustainable architecture, renewable energy, water, waste and food systems. The ultimate outcomes catalysed the transition towards a socially inclusive and ecologically regenerative future.