Archinect - News 2017-09-23T03:45:44-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150029630/the-world-s-tallest-wood-building-opens-to-residents-at-university-of-british-columbia The world's tallest wood building opens to residents at University of British Columbia Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-22T10:06:00-04:00 >2017-09-22T22:18:26-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qi/qi761h9jidze96zj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qi/qi761h9jidze96zj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qi/qi761h9jidze96zj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qi/qi761h9jidze96zj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Completed last year, the wooden skyscraper opened its doors to 400 students at <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/6588273/the-university-of-british-columbia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of British Columbia (UBC)</a> Campus in Vancouver. Designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/28511/acton-ostry-architects-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Acton Ostry Architects</a> in collaboration with structural engineers Fast + Epp. The building is built of mass timber construction above one level of concrete and two concrete stair cores. The mass timber hybrid structure is 18 stories and 178 feet tall.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/zagrxm5y6aq7tj4o.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/zagrxm5y6aq7tj4o.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Courtesy of naturallywood.com</figcaption></figure></figure><p>&ldquo;The floor structure is comprised of 5-ply CLT panels supported on glue-laminated timber (glulam) columns on a 2.85 X 4.0 meter grid. This results in the CLT panels acting as a two-way slab diaphragm, which eliminates the need for load-carrying beams. To avoid a vertical load transfer through the CLT panels, a steel connector allows for a direct load transfer between the columns and also provides a bearing surface for the CLT panels&rdquo; </p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/of/ofmq7ftvv9mki68r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/of/ofmq7ftvv9mki68r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Courtesy of naturallywood.com</figcaption></figure><p>Design and construction teams had to work hand in hand from the beginning of the design process...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150019184/2-500-year-old-chinese-wood-joints-that-make-buildings-earthquake-proof 2,500-year-old Chinese wood joints that make buildings earthquake-proof Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-24T20:19:00-04:00 >2017-07-24T23:51:14-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gj/gjyma1nkn50tr4jv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gj/gjyma1nkn50tr4jv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gj/gjyma1nkn50tr4jv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gj/gjyma1nkn50tr4jv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Over thousands of years, the building science of timber framing developed independently in both Northern Europe and China. But one big difference between the regions is that China, by virtue of its size and geological traits, is prone to devastating earthquakes. Ancient Chinese builders thus needed a way to create wooden structures that could not be shaken apart, and that were not so stiff that its support members would shatter.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Known as <em>dougong</em>, these earthquake-resistant series of brackets were designed and engineered roughly 500 B.C. When interlocked together, the joints transfer weight to supporting columns, containing so many redundancies they can not be shaken apart.&nbsp;By spreading their tolerances over multiple joints they retain flexibility that prevents cracking and splitting.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/k9/k9idsavvedaipb9z.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/k9/k9idsavvedaipb9z.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>Perhaps the most surprising element of the system is that the columns are&nbsp;<em>not</em>&nbsp;sunken into the foundation nor moored, but are freestanding.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150011539/first-mass-timber-high-rise-building-to-be-permitted-in-the-us-is-coming-to-portland First mass timber high-rise building to be permitted in the US is coming to Portland Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-08T18:33:00-04:00 >2017-06-08T18:33:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hk/hkzughjb4z78wn1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hk/hkzughjb4z78wn1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hk/hkzughjb4z78wn1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hk/hkzughjb4z78wn1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/leverarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEVER Architecture</a>, Framework Building aims at promoting <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4450/sustainability" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sustainable</a> building practices and economic opportunity&nbsp;for a sustainable urban-rural ecology.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/75/757ws6837eqavrtk.jpg"></p><p>To receive the permit the 12-story building has completed a series of fire, acoustic and structural tests which have proven that mass <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/282/timber" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">timber</a> construction performs to fire and life safety requirements, in some cases even exceeding the current standards.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ii/iimffj3hgesljyzx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r7/r7fssdmxf386mw3h.jpg"></p><p>"The mixed-use project combines retail and public exhibition on the ground level, with five levels of office and 60-units of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/110562/affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">affordable housing</a>. Framework&rsquo;s commercial tenants will be B corporations&mdash;businesses certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. The housing component of the project accommodates residents earning less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c1/c14j6fqssnmrbc7m.jpg"></p><p>Framework is part of a mutually beneficial cycle between natural resources, the rural timber industries that rely on these resources, and the citi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150010624/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-wood-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Wood" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-06-02T17:36:00-04:00 >2017-06-30T10:31:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mf/mfsr2qlkzryxnyfa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mf/mfsr2qlkzryxnyfa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mf/mfsr2qlkzryxnyfa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mf/mfsr2qlkzryxnyfa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/wood/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Wood</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0g/0g798z311a40f0kl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/FIELDWORK/project/kerns-micro-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kerns Micro House</a> in Portland, OR by <a href="http://archinect.com/FIELDWORK" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FIELDWORK Design &amp; Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4m/4mhfxxc6vdj9rp9h.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/anxoffice/project/light-box" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Light Box</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/anxoffice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Neubert Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5b/5b6nkujxaskkdapx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/mecanoo/project/keukenhof" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Keukenhof</a> in Lisse, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/mecanoo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w3/w37l4haht46t6srl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dellekamparquitectos/project/bulgaria-533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bulgaria 533</a> in Mexico City by <a href="http://archinect.com/dellekamparquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dellekamp Arquitectos</a>; Photo: Sandra Pereznieto</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/40/40eefxv979mcjx4n.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania/project/tobias-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tobias Residence</a> in Memphis, TN by <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">archimania</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0z/0z98qosso5mzjt4v.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/selenckyparsons/project/unit-3-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unit 3 Studio</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/selenckyparsons" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Selencky///Parsons</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2l/2l7kwtcg50vk52g5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/designengine/project/british-embassy-sana-a-yemen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">British Embassy</a> in Sana'a, Yemen by <a href="http://archinect.com/designengine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Engine Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jw/jwxt873t4c2w5ekx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/the-house-of-prajna/149999210" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The House of Prajna</a> in Kwachon, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a>; Photo: Yong Kwan Kim</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/60/601z71ke224pj5yy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/moda/project/tinbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TinBox</a> in Canmore, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/moda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoDA</a></p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/batessmart/project/106-flinders-street" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">106 Flinders Street</a> in Melbourne, Australia by <a href="http://archinect.com/batessmart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bates Smart</a>)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more "Ten Top...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150007459/a-curvaceous-shingled-weekend-cottage-in-the-czech-republic A curvaceous, shingled weekend cottage in the Czech Republic Nicholas Korody 2017-05-15T12:48:00-04:00 >2017-05-15T12:49:39-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7bj82lhelhsuli4n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7bj82lhelhsuli4n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7bj82lhelhsuli4n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7bj82lhelhsuli4n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Set in a community of &ldquo;small-sized quaint&rdquo; weekend cottages in Dob&#345;&iacute;&scaron;, Czech Republic, this house by Mimosa Architects features few exterior edges. Rather, the curvaceous structure was designed according to the desire of its occupants to &ldquo;have an unusual, environmentally soft house built of natural materials.&rdquo;</p><p>The home is made of massive wooden slabs and wood fiber insulation. The surfaces are covered with larch shakes, imparting &ldquo;a tinier scale to the house as well as a feeling of solidarity with the forest behind its back&rdquo;.</p><p>Living areas face a garden on the south side of the lot, while service rooms are located towards the front.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2l/2lywr6e78idkm4gz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9w/9wyn2nexwkv6xc7n.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uv/uv7zxt179wqh7nr5.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ex/exud9udeo0rjwevv.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mn/mn3crh530d2a8s30.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gn/gn7rzhsb4u7ubjnm.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150004635/what-does-trump-s-20-tariff-hike-on-canadian-softwoods-mean-for-architecture What does Trump's 20% tariff hike on Canadian softwoods mean for architecture? Julia Ingalls 2017-04-29T13:51:00-04:00 >2017-05-01T15:23:21-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t8/t88570q8ed10333e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t8/t88570q8ed10333e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t8/t88570q8ed10333e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t8/t88570q8ed10333e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>What will <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/04/24/another-bad-act-on-the-part-of-the-canadians-trump-administration-launches-punitive-tariffs-on-canadian-lumber/?utm_term=.56bdee518008&amp;wpisrc=nl_most&amp;wpmm=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">higher timber prices as a result of Trump's new tarriff</a> mean for architecture? Dr. Warren Mabee, who is the Canada Research Chair in Renewable Energy Development and Implementation at Queen's University, told me over the phone that it will likely halt or significantly alter the design and construction of formerly ubiquitous wood-frame residences. "I think one of the big things you're going to see, particularly in the U.S., is that introducing this type of tariff or countervailing duty, is that it will drive up the price of lumber. What that will mean is that for architects who are specializing particularly in residential construction, where there is a lot of wood and wood frame that goes into it, they may find themselves limited in what they can do.&nbsp;So if you're building something that's on a budget or something that's going to use a lot of wood, you may find yourself in a position where the costs are now going to be substantively higher than prior to the tariff being intr...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149987385/exquisite-play-on-materiality-defines-maison-de-quartier-de-chatelaine-balexert-by-stendardo-menningen-architectes Exquisite play on materiality defines "Maison de Quartier de Chatelaine-Balexert" by Stendardo Menningen Architectes Julia Ingalls 2017-01-19T13:24:00-05:00 >2017-01-23T20:30:36-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3bo87i4wojljryc4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3bo87i4wojljryc4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3bo87i4wojljryc4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3bo87i4wojljryc4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Designed as an easily accessible community center that, according to its architects, would preserve "a logical continuity and preservation of the existing landscape as well as construct synergies with the surrounding buildings," the Maison de Quartier de Chatelaine-Balexert benefits from a sophisticated material interaction.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gi/gi6qxqmv6q5tqiml.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ss/ssla5c1imwvfft1a.jpg"></p><p>The visual interplay between the concrete and wood, along with the angular, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/287976/dan-flavin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Flavin</a>-meets-<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149986466/the-proust-questionnaire-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind</a>-interior lights, creates an exquisite structural passageway. It functions both as an intriguing space in itself and a&nbsp;facilitator&nbsp;of its surrounds.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kz/kzdwneyl97t0gqr8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bf/bfrlnhu2hj2ps5ss.jpg"></p><p>Designed by Geneva-based&nbsp;Stendardo Menningen Architectes,&nbsp;the building was&nbsp;commissioned&nbsp;by the client Ville de Vernier and completed in 2016.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149983667/researchers-discover-glue-that-makes-plant-cell-walls-strong-foreseeing-brighter-future-for-wooden-skyscrapers Researchers discover 'glue' that makes plant cell walls strong — foreseeing brighter future for wooden skyscrapers Alexander Walter 2016-12-22T14:12:00-05:00 >2016-12-23T23:26:33-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wq/wqct2t1l13c5jmj7.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wq/wqct2t1l13c5jmj7.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wq/wqct2t1l13c5jmj7.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wq/wqct2t1l13c5jmj7.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Molecules 10,000 times narrower than the width of a human hair could hold the key to making possible wooden skyscrapers and more energy-efficient paper production, according to research published today in the journal Nature Communications. The study, led by a father and son team at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge, solves a long-standing mystery of how key sugars in cells bind to form strong, indigestible materials.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"But just as this could improve how easily materials can be broken down, the discovery may also help them create stronger materials, he says. There are already plans to build houses in the UK more sustainably using wood, and Paul Dupree is involved in the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge, which is looking at whether buildings as tall as skyscrapers could be built using modified wood."</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934541/greg-lynn-the-future-of-glue-in-architecture-is-bright" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Lynn: The future of glue in architecture is bright</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers will be made of...wood?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962094/scientists-are-developing-a-digestive-building-material-that-cleans-wastewater-and-produces-electricity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scientists are developing a 'digestive' building material that cleans wastewater and produces electricity</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149983055/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-wood-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Wood" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-12-16T14:56:00-05:00 >2016-12-27T22:29:57-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vh/vhfe00secy6btxpz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vh/vhfe00secy6btxpz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vh/vhfe00secy6btxpz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vh/vhfe00secy6btxpz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/wood/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Wood</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nn/nndy8bpk584wu32a.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/nadaaa/project/melbourne-school-of-design2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melbourne School of Design</a> in Melbourne, Australia by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/nadaaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NADAAA, Inc.</a> in collaboration with John Wardle Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rq/rqsbhc1nsqc8abex.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia/project/lm-guest-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LM Guest House</a> in Dutchess County, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desai Chia Architecture</a>; Photo: Paul Warchol</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ml/ml3sodp7vvh1psgi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/88477/sonorous-museum/149980418" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sonorous Museum</a> in Copenhagen, Denmark by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/88477/adept" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ADEPT</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ae/ae5dtj9xxfnjwukc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/aleph-in-domoon/149963481" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aleph in Domoon</a> in Sokcho, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a>; Photo: Yong Kwan Kim, Youngchae Park</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zh/zhy5yrw8goa6z7yh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/domaen/project/vil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VIL</a> in Pasadena, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/domaen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domaen LTD</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t8/t8lx8849gajsiklc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149963936/the-waterhouse-at-south-bund/149963940" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Waterhouse at South Bund</a> in Shanghai, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/neriandhu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</a>; Photo: Pedro Pegenaute</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/db/dbxciay532ksv3t7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; Feldkapelle in Boedigheim, Germany by Ecker Architekten, Professor Frank Flury, <a href="http://archinect.com/lhooqdesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seth Ellsworth</a> &amp; other students of the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/393/illinois-institute-of-technology-iit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Illinois Institute of Techn...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149976215/acadia-s-wooden-structures-workshop-takes-a-hack-at-automated-fabrication-of-multi-species-structures ACADIA's 'Wooden Structures' workshop takes a hack at automated fabrication of multi-species structures Nada Elsonni 2016-11-02T13:26:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T23:21:49-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zi/ziuo7d50dp5evvr7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zi/ziuo7d50dp5evvr7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zi/ziuo7d50dp5evvr7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zi/ziuo7d50dp5evvr7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>There is a misleading <a href="https://www.architecture.com/files/ribaprofessionalservices/researchanddevelopment/whatisarchitecturalresearch.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">myth that &ldquo;architecture is just architecture&rdquo;</a>, that assumes that architecture is a form of knowledge that neither research definitions, nor processes applied in other disciplines, can be applied to architecture research. It is a myth that has been used enduringly as an excuse to avoid further forms of research, claiming that other disciplines do not have the capacity to comprehend the nature of the field and the kind of work it entails. While part of these claims might be true, these claims have led to the severance between architecture and other disciplines, thus marginalizing architecture. Furthermore, it has made architecture seek authority from other disciplines such as art and science.</p><p>In the last decade there has been a tremendous change in the way architecture is perceived, which came along with the growing awareness of the importance of research in architecture, initiating interdisciplinary research, and removing all the intellectual paradigm boundaries ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149968916/world-s-tallest-wood-building-constructed-in-vancouver World's tallest wood building constructed in Vancouver Nicholas Korody 2016-09-16T13:10:00-04:00 >2017-09-07T15:33:23-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1p/1p4b82d8wxuf8iww.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1p/1p4b82d8wxuf8iww.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1p/1p4b82d8wxuf8iww.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1p/1p4b82d8wxuf8iww.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Brock Commons at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver has been topped off, making it the world&rsquo;s tallest wood building. The 18-story tower, a student residence, was completed in less than 70 days using prefabricated components. The project was completed four months earlier than expected.</p> <p>With a concrete podium and two concrete cores, the wood tower is 14 stories taller than any other mass timber, steel and concrete hybrid project in the world. The building was designed by Acton Ostry Architects in collaboration with structural engineers Fast + Epp and tall wood advisor Architekten Hermann Kaufmann of Austria.</p> <p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jj/jj395urmfnz8y9k8.jpg"></p> <p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/za/zabyo5n7vvtwo6xl.jpg"></p> <p>&ldquo;Taller wood buildings offer tremendous economic and environmental benefits,&rdquo; states Cees de Jager, general manager of the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, in the press release. &ldquo;The lessons learned at Brock Commons will help transform the built environment in Canada and around the world.&rdquo;</p> <p>Watch a time-lapse video of the construction here:</p> <p></p> <p>In related news:</p> ... https://archinect.com/news/article/149967304/preview-100-design-this-year-s-highlights-include-asif-khan-and-ron-arad Preview 100% Design: This year’s highlights include Asif Khan and Ron Arad Sponsor 2016-09-09T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T00:50:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9cal58wzpvyws0xi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9cal58wzpvyws0xi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9cal58wzpvyws0xi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9cal58wzpvyws0xi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="http://www.mediatenextras2.co.uk/click.php?site=100percent&amp;id=208" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/zh/zhhrvx8i3a4uyqav.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.mediatenextras2.co.uk/click.php?site=100percent&amp;id=208" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100% Design</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>100% Design, the UK&rsquo;s largest trade fair for architects and designers, returns once more to London Olympia. The show, with over 26,000 international visitors spending exceeding &pound;3.4 <em>billion</em> has a deserved reputation as the commercial heart of London Design Festival.</p><p>Over the past few years under show director William Knight, also responsible for Clerkenwell Design Week, the show has maintained a consistent focus on quality, driving 100% Design&rsquo;s&nbsp;wider role of delivering international trade for London and the UK&rsquo;s design sector. Along with a much appreciated move to the spectacular London Olympia, this has seen its unrivalled talks programme increase its reputation as the place to hear industry leaders and current trends as well as take part in the best professional development seminars.</p><p>This year is no exception, with an impressive talks line-up, which has been curated by the Design Museum as part of its &lsquo;on loan&rsquo; campaign. The programme com...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149959978/arup-team-v-to-build-world-s-tallest-timber-residential-building-in-amsterdam Arup, TEAM V to build world's tallest timber residential building in Amsterdam Nicholas Korody 2016-07-26T14:50:00-04:00 >2016-07-30T01:03:06-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i6/i6qh2jrg66e9seuq.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i6/i6qh2jrg66e9seuq.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i6/i6qh2jrg66e9seuq.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i6/i6qh2jrg66e9seuq.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Arup announced on July 25 that they would partner with TEAM V Architecture, Lingotto, Nicole Maarsen, and Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij in the construction of a 73-meter-high residential tower. With 14,500 square meters of floor space in total, the tower, named HAUT, will house 55 apartments and an underground parking lot. Upon completion, HAUT will be the tallest timber tower in the world.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8m/8mhxn8u9bf395zb1.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Building in wood is one of the most talked about innovations in sustainable construction internationally, due to the large storage capacity of CO2,&rdquo; Arup said. &ldquo;Using wood provides an answer to the Municipality of Amsterdam&rsquo;s quest for CO2 neutrality.&rdquo;</p><p>Arup expects HAUT to store some three million kilograms of CO2. Equipped with photovoltaic panels, the build will produce its own energy. A rooftop wetland will filter waste water.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/th/th6j6idrdknuqysa.jpg"></p><p>"The municipality of Amsterdam selected this team for their vision of the city of the future in which nature and architecture are balanced," stated Arup. "HAUT also sta...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149955418/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-wood-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Wood" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-07-01T14:28:00-04:00 >2016-07-03T18:06:54-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w6/w6e3266dx1vkm097.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w6/w6e3266dx1vkm097.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w6/w6e3266dx1vkm097.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w6/w6e3266dx1vkm097.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/wood/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Wood</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/li/li0v8ya0n1geqt0t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/arosarchitects/project/vineyard-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vineyard House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/arosarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aros Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n9/n96r2q0vd7fyk8gz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/BBRUSH/project/omi-rock-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMI Rock Pavilion</a> in Ghent, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/BBRUSH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BRUSH</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4x/4xr9hzzwy4wmmksd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/boysplaynice/project/the-house-for-mark-tka" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House for Mark&eacute;tka</a> in the Czech Republic by The Mj&ouml;lk architekti; Photo: <a href="http://archinect.com/boysplaynice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BoysPlayNice</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fj/fjs4n4husttbetye.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/96424883/house-k/147411811" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House K</a> in D&uuml;sseldorf, Germany by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/96424883/wannenmacher-m-ller-architekten-gmbh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wannenmacher-M&ouml;ller Architekten GmbH</a> with XYZ Designers</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/51/51102jwhuw4ao9mp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/ssc-a/project/venafi-slc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venafi SLC</a> in Salt Lake City, UT in <a href="http://archinect.com/ssc-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Christensen Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gj/gjteijcl7sgjr22j.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/LINKarkitektur/project/vre-tomtegate-7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Oslash;vre Tomtegate 7</a> in Enebakkneset, Norway by <a href="http://archinect.com/LINKarkitektur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Link Arkitektur</a>; Photo: Hundven-Clements photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m4/m43qgp2vv0ezh85x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dkorinteriors/project/contemporary-twilight" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Contemporary Twilight</a> in Aventura, FL by <a href="http://archinect.com/dkorinteriors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DKOR Interiors Inc.</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fh/fhka5q3vi7ex9brg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/43037457/island-complex/74200934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Island Complex</a> in Paihia, New Zealand by <a href="http://archinect.com/bossleyarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bossley Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0a/0avlmms12z5zi1qr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/145544607/the-wave/145545409" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Wave</a> in&nbsp;Valparaiso, Chile by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/145544607/the-scarcity-and-creativity-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Scarcity and Creativity Studio</a> within <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3943467/the-oslo-school-of-architecture-and-design-aho" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">t...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood Future sustainable skyscrapers will be made of...wood? Julia Ingalls 2016-05-18T12:29:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:48:26-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dp/dpwbtgq6f73c38ci.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dp/dpwbtgq6f73c38ci.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dp/dpwbtgq6f73c38ci.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dp/dpwbtgq6f73c38ci.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Proponents of the material, called cross-laminated timber, or CLT, say it can be used to erect buildings that are just as strong and fire-resistant as those made from steel and concrete. Those qualities have helped excite the passions of architects and environmentalists, who think it could unlock a greener method for housing the world&rsquo;s growing population, and timber producers, who hope to open a U.S. market for the value-added good.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Right now the structures are mainly proposals, but CLT could be the principal element of a 100-story tower nicknamed "The Splinter" in London as designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141304606/with-city-s-approval-london-the-stump-pinnacle-celebrates-resurrection-as-22-bishopsgate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLP Architecture</a>, while there's an ornamental 40-story timber tower in Stockholm on the boards, as designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145578340/will-tall-towers-and-sky-walks-populate-the-stockholm-of-the-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anders Berensson Architects</a>:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f8/f8s4rbjqa58h7n3b.jpg"></p><p>These aren't your grandfather's skyscrapers:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135648126/a-bamboo-skyscraper-fosters-public-life" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A bamboo skyscraper fosters public life</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149580668/a-closer-look-at-big-s-west-57th-street-courtscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at BIG's West 57th Street "courtscraper"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937488/here-comes-the-dronescraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Here comes the "dronescraper"</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149944474/kahn-brought-back-to-new-life-gorgeously-renovated-yale-center-for-british-art-due-to-reopen Kahn brought back to new life: gorgeously renovated Yale Center for British Art due to reopen Alexander Walter 2016-05-10T18:09:00-04:00 >2016-05-22T22:09:55-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vk1jupits9p0xwqy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vk1jupits9p0xwqy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vk1jupits9p0xwqy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vk1jupits9p0xwqy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The greatest work of art at New Haven&rsquo;s Yale Center for British Art is arguably the landmark building itself&mdash;and Louis Kahn&rsquo;s last structure is due to reopen this month after a 16-month renovation of its public galleries and lecture hall, and an upgrade of its accessibility, security, mechanical and electrical systems. This is the third phase of a $33m conservation project that began in 2008.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"George Knight of Knight Architecture, who led the conservation work, says: &ldquo;The thing that kept me up at night was [thinking] how can we preserve the building, which is so architecturally rich, and do all this surgery so as not to disfigure the patient in any way?""</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dx/dxn9nmd0ch8m2lov.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pq/pq9viqq3j6d89dv9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ab/abkzwimh2h9r7j01.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dl/dly896ai67zkfuaj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bs/bs47h8wuqd12z813.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z4/z4du9l6559a29yq2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ek/eksj1yb8goasvibj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ec/eclef93zn5qg4rw3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s0/s0p627qdhmbzqdyi.jpg"></p><p>All images courtesy of the <a href="http://britishart.yale.edu/architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale Center for British Art</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145510875/renovation-of-kahn-s-richards-labs-pleases-both-scientists-and-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renovation of Kahn's Richards Labs pleases both scientists and architects</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942171/yale-architecture-students-interview-dean-robert-a-m-stern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale architecture students interview Dean Robert A.M. Stern</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137490508/deborah-berke-named-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture-will-succeed-robert-a-m-stern-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149939854/a-tall-order-wooden-skyscraper-could-become-britain-s-second-tallest-building A tall order? Wooden skyscraper could become Britain's second tallest building Ellen Hancock 2016-04-12T10:23:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T01:16:42-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jq/jq9t9zk3q4u9waj5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jq/jq9t9zk3q4u9waj5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jq/jq9t9zk3q4u9waj5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jq/jq9t9zk3q4u9waj5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Plans for London&rsquo;s first timber skyscraper were presented to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson this week with researchers saying natural materials were &ldquo;vastly underused&rdquo;. The design is for an 80-storey, 300m-high wooden building integrated into the Barbican complex. The tower would create 1,000 new residences. Architects&rsquo; Journal described the concept scheme as &ldquo;toothpick-like&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read relating articles on Archinect here:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937328/a-guide-to-london-mayoral-candidates-and-their-housing-policies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A guide to London mayoral candidates and their housing policies</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148811257/is-london-experiencing-a-brick-boom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is London experiencing a brick boom?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142973838/design-revealed-for-1-undershaft-london-s-tallest-skyscraper-by-the-thinking-developer-s-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design revealed for 1 Undershaft, London's tallest skyscraper by the "thinking developer&rsquo;s architect"</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149935481/two-wooden-towers-to-rise-in-bordeaux Two wooden towers to rise in Bordeaux Alexander Walter 2016-03-18T15:30:00-04:00 >2016-03-19T18:47:46-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/2642a167ee5f26c52c3b5c7c3ca8a18e?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/2642a167ee5f26c52c3b5c7c3ca8a18e?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/2642a167ee5f26c52c3b5c7c3ca8a18e?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/2642a167ee5f26c52c3b5c7c3ca8a18e?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>France is to make its first attempt at timber tower construction with two tall wooden buildings in Bordeaux. The towers, reaching 50m and 57m in height, will be developed in the centre of the city by Bordeaux Euratlantique, a public body involved in modernising Bordeaux. The project team for &ldquo;Hyp&eacute;rion&rdquo;, the 18-storey (57m) residential tower, will include Eiffage, specialist wood contractor Woodeum, social landlord Clairsienne and architect Jean-Paul Viguier &amp; Associ&eacute;s.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143912781/world-s-tallest-wooden-skyscraper-at-least-for-now-under-construction-in-vancouver" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World&rsquo;s tallest wooden skyscraper (at least for now) under construction in Vancouver</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131408316/rise-of-the-wooden-skyscrapers-where-all-you-need-is-a-giant-allen-key-to-put-it-together" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rise of the wooden skyscrapers: "Where all you need is a giant allen key to put it together."</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/50271792/wood-that-reaches-new-heights" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wood That Reaches New Heights</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/143912781/world-s-tallest-wooden-skyscraper-at-least-for-now-under-construction-in-vancouver World’s tallest wooden skyscraper (at least for now) under construction in Vancouver Alexander Walter 2015-12-21T17:31:00-05:00 >2017-09-07T15:32:40-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9g/9gj5t64au4w6kedg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9g/9gj5t64au4w6kedg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9g/9gj5t64au4w6kedg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9g/9gj5t64au4w6kedg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Made possible by a special change in law, a building that is set to claim the title of world&rsquo;s tallest timber tower is now under construction in Vancouver, Canada. When complete in 2017, the 18-storey (53m) tower, called Brock Commons, will house hundreds of students at the University of British Columbia (UBC). [...] the CAN$51.5m residence is set to be the world&rsquo;s tallest, beating the 13-storey &lsquo;Origine&rsquo; apartment block now being built in Quebec City.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Earlier this year the provincial government of British Columbia passed a new regulation that allowed UBC to go over timber-structure height limits if the building met rigorous health and safety standards. The architects, Acton Ostry, and UBC building officials helped draft the regulation."</em></p> <p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fl/flnl08fok6btpxuo.jpg"></p> <p>In other tall-wood-building news on Archinect:</p> <ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131408316/rise-of-the-wooden-skyscrapers-where-all-you-need-is-a-giant-allen-key-to-put-it-together" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rise of the wooden skyscrapers: "Where all you need is a giant allen key to put it together."</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128813766/vancouver-architect-michael-green-proposes-35-story-wooden-skyscraper-for-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vancouver architect Michael Green proposes 35-story wooden skyscraper for Paris</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121976344/vienna-plan-world-s-tallest-wooden-skyscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vienna plan world's tallest wooden skyscraper</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/135113078/contemporary-wooden-architecture-celebrates-revival-in-russia-and-ukraine Contemporary wooden architecture celebrates revival in Russia and Ukraine Alexander Walter 2015-08-25T15:15:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T14:54:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bd/bddc4e0d3e99d08c35b191ce18ada736?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bd/bddc4e0d3e99d08c35b191ce18ada736?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bd/bddc4e0d3e99d08c35b191ce18ada736?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bd/bddc4e0d3e99d08c35b191ce18ada736?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Wood fell out of fashion as a building material in the Soviet Union in favour of concrete. Now, architects across the new east are returning to wood for its many qualities including cost-effectiveness and sustainability. [...] &ldquo;Urban wooden architecture is something completely different. It is for the people, without any kind of pretensions for the long-term. It has no direct economic benefit, but it promotes unity and healthy communication.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The topic of <em>wood</em> in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134744563/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-wood-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Wood" Pinterest Board</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131408316/rise-of-the-wooden-skyscrapers-where-all-you-need-is-a-giant-allen-key-to-put-it-together" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rise of the wooden skyscrapers: "Where all you need is a giant allen key to put it together."</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123582305/bali-s-fascinating-bamboo-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bali&rsquo;s fascinating bamboo architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120972559/wooden-textiles-low-poly-landscapes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wooden textiles &amp; low-poly landscapes</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/134744563/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-wood-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Wood" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-08-21T11:33:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T19:25:57-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4d/4djgppeu0bs840c9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4d/4djgppeu0bs840c9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4d/4djgppeu0bs840c9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4d/4djgppeu0bs840c9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/wood/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Wood</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l9/l96aui79hxdeioez.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/1490/lilac-drive-residence/127602327" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lilac Drive Residence</a> in Montecito, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/marmolradziner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner</a>; Photo: Joe Fletcher</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mj/mjcl2z6iumlya1sf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/5885730/suny-morrisville-state-college-center-for-design-and-technology/95401203" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SUNY: Morrisville State College: Center for Design and Technology</a> in Morrisville, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/5885730/perkins-eastman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Perkins Eastman</a>; Photo: David Revette</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3p/3p83bdfu2ujcicf3.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/7378/joukowsky-institute-for-archaeology-and-the-ancient-world/99369285" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World</a> in Providence, RI by <a href="http://archinect.com/aw-arch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anmahian Winton Architects</a>; Photo: Warren Jagger</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j2/j23ixo28cx4w4siw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/jf-schmit/project/felix-faure-and-esperance-day-nurseries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">F&eacute;lix-Faure and Esp&eacute;rance Day Nurseries</a> in Paris, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/jf-schmit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean-Fran&ccedil;ois Schmit Architectes</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x4prsfna3rx7cs0c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/92704619/cedar-avenue/101711119" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cedar Avenue</a> in Montreal, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/T-B-A" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">T B A</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/27c0dc1vk4hf0ot7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/62930951/south-mountain-community-library/129343847" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">South Mountain Community Library</a> in Phoenix, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/richard-bauer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rich&auml;rd+bauer architecture, llc</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iw/iw1accss15d8s86g.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/95835503/private-house-tel-aviv-israel/96689789" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Private House</a> in Tel Aviv, Israel by <a href="http://archinect.com/ZWWV" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WEINSTEIN VAADIA ARCHITECTS</a>; Photo: Amit...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/131408316/rise-of-the-wooden-skyscrapers-where-all-you-need-is-a-giant-allen-key-to-put-it-together Rise of the wooden skyscrapers: "Where all you need is a giant allen key to put it together." Alexander Walter 2015-07-08T13:11:00-04:00 >2015-07-10T11:17:13-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gk/gkvnfgrqdbvzcmai.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gk/gkvnfgrqdbvzcmai.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gk/gkvnfgrqdbvzcmai.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gk/gkvnfgrqdbvzcmai.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Their manufacture is very accurate, there&rsquo;s very little work that needs to be done on site,&rdquo; said Green. &ldquo;Because of this, construction will be very quick. Someday I&rsquo;d like to make a building where all you need is a giant allen key to put it together.&rdquo; Baobab&rsquo;s structure consists of a series of these solid timber walls that travel the full height of the tower, along with timber columns and a central timber &ldquo;core&rdquo; housing elevators and stairs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128813766/vancouver-architect-michael-green-proposes-35-story-wooden-skyscraper-for-paris" target="_blank">Vancouver architect Michael Green proposes 35-story wooden skyscraper for Paris</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/123582305/bali-s-fascinating-bamboo-architecture Bali’s fascinating bamboo architecture Alexander Walter 2015-03-23T12:47:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T22:25:45-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2j/2jwwbpuc7szxyqov.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2j/2jwwbpuc7szxyqov.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2j/2jwwbpuc7szxyqov.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2j/2jwwbpuc7szxyqov.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;There was a time when you could not be poor enough, or rural enough, to want to live in a bamboo house,&rdquo; says Ibuku founder Elora Hardy. A former print designer for Donna Karan, Hardy now leads an Indonesian firm that creates innovative, luxurious structures out of cheap, sustainable, plentiful bamboo. In a talk at the TED conference last week, Hardy&nbsp;wowed the audience with spectacular images that defy traditional notions of house shapes and construction.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more about Ibuku on the firm's <a href="http://archinect.com/ibuku" target="_blank">Archinect profile</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/123352854/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-wood-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Wood" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-03-20T14:10:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T14:19:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nb/nbhja0pffjjb272y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nb/nbhja0pffjjb272y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nb/nbhja0pffjjb272y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nb/nbhja0pffjjb272y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/wood/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Wood</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9rv7heaw63vdysx4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/103124358/restaurante-don-shawarma/119761670" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Restaurante Don Shawarma</a> in Babahoyo, Ecuador by <a href="http://archinect.com/naturafuturarq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Natura Futura Arquitectura</a>; Photo: Juan Alberto Andrade &amp; Natura Futura</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ag/agpmlemshf8djjtc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/jamieson/project/carlyon-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carlyon Residence i</a>n Traverse City, MI by <a href="http://archinect.com/jamieson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Jamieson</a>; Photo: Glen Rauth</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yg/ygcgllhol8c3d729.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/120432170/kindergarten-and-caretaker-house/120432977" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kindergarten and Caretaker House</a> in Bregnano, Italy by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/carlorivi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carlo Rivi Architecture</a> in collaboration with Eugenio Castiglioni</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8che3qo68h7prs4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/98342/brooklyn-row-house-2/121734672" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brooklyn Row House 2</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/oa-ny" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office of Architecture</a>; Photo: Ben Anderson Photo</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cd1esqi2f9tllnmu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/29878/morris-house/119811451" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morris House</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/29878/martin-fenlon-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Martin Fenlon Architecture</a>; Photo: Eric Staudenmaier</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8t/8touiak1n13gx396.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/www.mgaarchitects.com/project/m-jg-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">M&amp;JG House</a> in Lincoln, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/www.mgaarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marcus Gleysteen Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p4/p46vfy2ox0hosu1f.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/andersonanderson/project/phoenix-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phoenix House</a> in Berkeley, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/andersonanderson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anderson Anderson Architecture</a>; Photo: An...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/121976344/vienna-plan-world-s-tallest-wooden-skyscraper Vienna plan world's tallest wooden skyscraper Nicholas Korody 2015-03-02T16:20:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T21:25:00-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9l/9l425ipnim1uh7g0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9l/9l425ipnim1uh7g0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9l/9l425ipnim1uh7g0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9l/9l425ipnim1uh7g0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A wooden skyscraper that Austrian architects say will be the tallest of its kind in the world is to be built in Vienna next year. The 84-metre (276ft) HoHo project in the Seestadt Aspern area, one of Europe&rsquo;s largest urban development sites, will house a hotel, apartments, restaurant, wellness centre and offices, and is expected to cost about &euro;60m (&pound;44m).</p></em><br /><br /><p>Designed by&nbsp;R&uuml;diger Lainer and Partner, the skyscraper would consist of 76% wood. The material choice, according to project developer&nbsp;Caroline Palfy of Kerbler, is largely ecological. While wood requires hewing down trees, its net environmental impact is far lower than concrete: construction would produce&nbsp;2,800 tonnes less of CO2<strong>&nbsp;</strong>emissions than an equivalent-sized concrete structure.</p><p>Of course, there's a reason why our cities don't tend to be populated by wooden towers. And the Viennese fire service has already expressed concern over the designs. But, with measures including "a more fail-safe sprinkler system," the building will likely pass muster.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lp/lpdo0hjaqs4nnvkz.jpg"></p><p>For others, criticism of the proposed skyscraper center around its height. Politicians and other civically-engaged Austrians have expressed concern that the tower will not fit into the historic city's skyline.</p><p>More generally, there's been a good deal of interest in the use of wood in skyscraper design in the last few years. For related conte...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/120972559/wooden-textiles-low-poly-landscapes Wooden textiles & low-poly landscapes Alexander Walter 2015-02-17T14:57:00-05:00 >2015-02-18T02:06:11-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/fa952c5b55bc69560bb218d7f967c033?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/fa952c5b55bc69560bb218d7f967c033?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/fa952c5b55bc69560bb218d7f967c033?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/fa952c5b55bc69560bb218d7f967c033?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>[...] "wooden textiles" by designer Elisa Strozyk are a beautiful and surprisingly simple rethinking of the idea of a textile&mdash;and they have some interesting implications for terrain modeling and even gaming [...] Strozyk writes that she wanted to find "a new tactile experience" for wood, which she achieved by producing wooden tiles that "are then attached to a textile base. Depending on the geometry and size of the tiles each design shows a different behavior regarding flexibility and mobility."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/115820167/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-wood-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Wood" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-12-12T18:18:00-05:00 >2014-12-12T18:29:19-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w9/w9xgnw39g4bbrta6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w9/w9xgnw39g4bbrta6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w9/w9xgnw39g4bbrta6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w9/w9xgnw39g4bbrta6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/wood/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Wood</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8pdrfr9cfvumds4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/19160/sebastopol-barn-house/115272742" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barn House</a> in Sebastopol, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/andersonanderson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anderson Anderson Architecture</a>; Photo: Anthony VIzzari, Anderson Anderson Architecture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uv/uvvzrqgz48b1t1if.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/4143996/oak-pass-guesthouse/113912568" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oak Pass Guesthouse</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4143996/walker-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walker Workshop</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vl/vlic5z43n7qr5sb2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/56904349/modern-barn/109095939" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modern Barn</a> in Wilton, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/56904349/specht-harpman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Specht Harpman</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fdt4a3eyv8tajmay.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/56021005/elk-valley-tractor-shed/111277677" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elk Valley Tractor Shed</a> in Hood River, OR by <a href="http://archinect.com/FIELDWORK" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FIELDWORK Design &amp; Architecture</a>; Photo: Brian Walker Lee</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fe/feqqqdd8jzhmrvl8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/98914415/palo-alto-residence/111497201" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> in Palo Alto, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/DawsonandClinton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dawson and Clinton</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pv/pv69712kwhbm9hhl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/16718209/wunderbugs-interactive-architecture-for-insects-and-humans/111186840" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wunderbugs - Interactive architecture for insects and humans</a>&nbsp;in Rome, Italy by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/ofl-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OFL Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uc/uclinsbzshuuhfal.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/111113741/the-three-cusps-chalet/111160273" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Three Cusps Chalet</a>&nbsp;in Braga, Portugal by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/tiagodovalearqtos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tiago do Vale Arquitectos</a>; Photo: Jo&atilde;o Morgado</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0w/0whh4xcvt4jwpgey.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/atmosstudio/project/mobile-orchard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mobile Orchard</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/atmosstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atmos Studio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9vgj53cslzyi09t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/110938814/butik-design-rooms/110939616" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Butik Design Rooms</a> in...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/110956491/u-s-department-of-agriculture-launches-tall-wood-building-prize-competition U.S. Department of Agriculture launches Tall Wood Building Prize Competition Justine Testado 2014-10-10T15:33:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:20:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g7/g7k4t07z7za66zdc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g7/g7k4t07z7za66zdc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g7/g7k4t07z7za66zdc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g7/g7k4t07z7za66zdc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture officially launched their U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. As the first step of a new USDA and forest industry initiative, the competition...aims to showcase the architectural and commercial feasibility of advanced wood products in tall building construction in order to support employment opportunities in U.S. rural communities, maintain the health and resiliency of American forests, and advance sustainability in the built environment.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Following a funding initiative announced by the Obama Administration and the U.S. forestry industry through the USDA, SLB and BSLC earlier this year, the competition invites all U.S. developers, institutions, organizations and design teams willing to undertake an alternative solution approach to designing and building taller wood structures to submit entries for a prize of $2 million.</p><p>The objective of the Competition is to identify proponents with building project(s) in the concept-, schematic- or design-development stage in the U.S. that can safely and successfully demonstrate the use of wood as a viable structural material in tall buildings."</p><p>Read more about the competition on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/u.s._department_of_agriculture_launches_tall_wood_building_prize_competitio/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/108254403/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-wood-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Wood" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-09-05T15:37:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T17:42:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ck/ckvj2spdfvn41wqc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ck/ckvj2spdfvn41wqc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ck/ckvj2spdfvn41wqc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ck/ckvj2spdfvn41wqc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/wood/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Wood</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t8/t8nlp315zb3kqgi0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/46844711/eichler-remodel-and-addition/104902665" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eichler Remodel and Addition</a> in Palo Alto, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46844711/jones-haydu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jones | haydu</a>; Photo: Bruce Damonte</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/357q0buq5iby2287.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/6259264/aedas-turns-the-scholar-s-stone-into-a-university-building/100598081" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Xi&rsquo;an Jiaotong&ndash;Liverpool University</a> in Suzhou, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6259264/aedas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aedas</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7j18xige4265iyt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/100911404/cafeteria-mabillon/102523303" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cafeteria Mabillon</a> in Paris, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/architecturepatrickmauger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Patrick Mauger</a>; Photo: Denance</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jk/jksipg486xz02stb.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/41111455/green-village/106291448" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Green Village</a> in Bali, Indonesia by <a href="http://archinect.com/ibuku" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ibuku</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sbsu0zyuw6sjpzv6.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/robertmaschkearchitects/project/media-arts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Media Arts</a> in Cleveland, OH by <a href="http://archinect.com/robertmaschkearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Maschke Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d76o13of2spuyw7n.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/morkulnes/project/meier-road-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meier Road 1</a> in Sebastopol, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/morkulnes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mork Ulnes Architects</a>; Photo: Bruce Damonte</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ez/ezvuj41o8x0b5yfq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/7378/red-rock-house/99368676" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Red Rock, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/aw-arch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anmahian Winton Architects</a>; Photo: Jane Messinger</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/19/19yc81nechzeqjre.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/104168979/ferguson-crowther-residence/107550947" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ferguson/Crowther Residence</a> in Raleigh, NC by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104168979/louis-cherry-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louis Cherry Architecture</a>; Photo: Dustin Peck Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1h/1h66weui4sqj9cvd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/104984678/motorway-church/105776548" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Motorway Church</a> in Siegerland, Germany b...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/99888996/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-wood-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Wood" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-05-16T17:11:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T21:20:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l8/l8edvvo0r3gjgy8l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l8/l8edvvo0r3gjgy8l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l8/l8edvvo0r3gjgy8l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l8/l8edvvo0r3gjgy8l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/wood/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Wood</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e9/e9xd1o2wc6em26li.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; 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Photo: Michael Moran</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ld/ld3sop9yq0hed9df.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bio3/project/garden-minihouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garden minihouse</a> in Gdynia, Poland by <a href="http://archinect.com/bio3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grupa Bio3 - Laboratorium Bioarchitektury</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vv/vvm06j6gc0zzy4gf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/96089767/tellico-cabin/96089770" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tellico Cabin</a> in Tellico Plains, TN by <a href="http://archinect.com/HKArchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hefferlin &amp; Kronenberg Architects</a>; Photo: Sara Dario/Harlan Hambright</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/26dehhrdz8lu41gl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/99419368/fernandez-leal-62/99420579" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fernandez Leal 62</a> in Mexico City by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/99419368/raul-pe-a-arias" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raul Pe&ntilde;a Arias</a>; 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