Slow Food Workshop / OUJAE Architects

20:00 - 9 March, 2015
© Jaeyun Kim
© Jaeyun Kim

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Mercado Roma / Rojkind Arquitectos + Cadena y Asociados

12:00 - 9 March, 2015
Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro
Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Querétaro, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, DF, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Michel Rojkind, Gerardo Salinas
  • Design Team

    Barbara Trujillo, Adrian Aguilar, Adrián Krezlik, Rodrigo Flores, Rodrigo Medina, Andrea León, Beatriz Zavala
  • Area

    1750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro

Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro +29

Sosohun / Sam-Young Choi

20:00 - 4 March, 2015
© Jeongmin Seok
© Jeongmin Seok
  • Architects

    Sam-Young Choi
  • Location

    1652-569 Beopheung-ri, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Woo-Jin Choi, Myung-Sik Choi
  • Area

    124.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Jeongmin Seok

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Mu-A / Inexdesign

21:00 - 3 March, 2015
© Jae Yoon Kim
© Jae Yoon Kim

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Vienna to Build World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper

14:17 - 2 March, 2015
© OLN/office le nomade
© OLN/office le nomade

Rüdiger Lainer and Partner plans to construct the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper next year in Vienna’s Seestadt Aspern area. 76 percent of the 84-meter tower is expected to be made from wood rather than concrete, saving approximately 2,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions (equivalent to driving a car 25 miles a day for 1,300 years). 

“I think it is important everyone now in 2014 thinks in different ways. We have wood, which is a perfect construction material for building,” she said. “It was used 200 years ago and it was perfect then and is perfect now,” says Kerbler project developer Caroline Palfy, commenting on the architects’ decision to use wood due to its environmental benefits.

An interior loft view and more details, after the break. 

Blackbird / Onix Architects

06:00 - 2 March, 2015
© Maarten Laupman
© Maarten Laupman

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Dongtan House / JYA-RCHITECTS

21:00 - 1 March, 2015
© Hwang hyochel
© Hwang hyochel

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Gerrit Rietveld College / atelier PRO

01:00 - 22 February, 2015
© John Lewis Marshall
© John Lewis Marshall
  • Architects

  • Location

    Eykmanlaan 1200, 3571 KH Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Project Leader

    Eelko Bemener
  • Project Architect

    Dorte Kristensen, Lisette Plouvier, Evelien van Beek
  • Project Collaborators

    Allard de Goeij, André van Veen, Constanze Knüpling
  • Area

    9860.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© John Lewis Marshall © John Lewis Marshall © John Lewis Marshall © John Lewis Marshall +16

House H / Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
© Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

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Solid Wood: The Rise of Mass Timber Architecture

10:30 - 18 February, 2015
Courtesy of Routledge
Courtesy of Routledge

Largely overlooked in the development of Modernism, timber architecture is making a comeback in the 21st century with the success of designers such as last year's Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban, and the push toward timber towers from large influential firms such as SOM. In the following extract, author Joseph Mayo introduces his new book, "Solid Wood: Case Studies in Mass Timber Architecture, Technology and Design," which examines the rise of mass timber design through historical analysis and contemporary case studies.

Few books have addressed the use of wood in large, non-residential buildings. While light frame construction and residential resources are common, little has been written about the use of wood in taller, urban, commercial and institutional buildings. Solid Wood presents a survey of new timber architecture around the world to reveal this construction type’s unique appeal and potential. Not surprisingly, enthusiasm for solid wood architecture (also known as mass timber architecture) and engineering is now growing rapidly among a new generation of architects and designers.

Beatrix College Tilburg / Architecten|en|en

01:00 - 18 February, 2015
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© BASEPHOTOGRAPHY

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172M2 compact House / JMY architects

01:00 - 17 February, 2015
© Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon

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Lichtstrasse / HHF Architects

00:00 - 16 February, 2015
© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Maris Mezulis © Maris Mezulis © Julien Lanoo © Maris Mezulis +39

Wood Design & Building Magazine Announces Winners of its 2014 Wood Awards

00:00 - 4 February, 2015
Aspen Art Museum (Aspen, CO) Shigeru Ban Architects. Image © Michael Moran/OTTO
Aspen Art Museum (Aspen, CO) Shigeru Ban Architects. Image © Michael Moran/OTTO

Wood Design and Building Magazine has announced the winners of its 2014 Wood Awards. Run in partnership with the Canadian Wood Council, this year the awards included for the first time an international awards category in addition to the North America awards. With 166 submissions, the 24 awarded projects were selected by a jury consisting of Larry McFarland (Principle, McFarland Marceau Architects), Brigitte Shim (Principle, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects) and Keith Boswell (Technical Partner, SOM).

"The Wood Design Awards showcases exceptional wood buildings that not only display the unique qualities of wood, but also serve to inspire other designers who may not initially think of wood as the material of choice," said Theresa Rogers, Editor of Wood Design & Building magazine. "The calibre of projects submitted displayed a mature sense of design that either paid homage to older building techniques or completely reinvented the conventional way of thinking about building envelope and design," added Etienne Lalonde, the Canadian Wood Council's Vice-President of Market Development.

See the full awards list after the break.

Timber Dentistry (Mino Osaka, Japan) / Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates. Image © Satoshi Shigeta Refuge on the Bay of Fundy (Red Bank Farm, Hants County, NS) / Dalhousie School of Architecture Free Lab Students, led by Talbot Sweetapple. Image © William Green Wood Innovation Design Centre (Prince George, BC) / Michael Green Architecture. Image © Ema Peter Vineyard Schmidt at the Lake of Constance (Hattnau 62, Germany) / Ludescher + Lutz | Architekten. Image © Elmar Ludescher +10

Afsharian's House / ReNa Design

01:00 - 4 February, 2015
Courtesy of Reza Najafian
Courtesy of Reza Najafian

Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian +29

Room On The Roof / i29 interior architects

01:00 - 2 February, 2015
© Ewout Huibers
© Ewout Huibers

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2015 Wood Design Award Winners Announced

01:00 - 28 January, 2015
Burr Burton Academy Mountain Campus / Bensonwood + Annette Dey, PE  © Marvin Windows
Burr Burton Academy Mountain Campus / Bensonwood + Annette Dey, PE  © Marvin Windows

The 2015 winners of the Wood Design Awards have been announced at the Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair in Oakland, California. Presented by WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, the awards seek to "recognize extraordinary buildings that exemplify not only wood's beauty, but the versatility and structural performance attributes that make it such an interesting material to architects and engineers."

The Wood Design Awards celebrate excellence in nine categories at both regional and national levels. See the winning designs for 2015 after the break.

Mojave Rivers Ranger Station / Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects + Gregory P. Luth & Associates  © John Edward Linden Photography   Stapleton Library /  Andrew Berman Architect + Gilsanz  © Naho Kubota Reveley Classroom Building / Patano Studio Architecture, LLC + DCI Engineers © Sozinho Imagery Venture Capital Office / Paul Murdoch Architects + Simpson Gumpertz & Heger © Eric Staudenmaeir Photography +16

A House for Nature and People / YLAB

01:00 - 24 January, 2015
© Trapkay_Junghoon Kim
© Trapkay_Junghoon Kim
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Jinok Yang
  • Area

    429.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Trapkay_Junghoon Kim

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