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Sosohun / Sam-Young Choi

20:00 - 4 March, 2015
Sosohun / Sam-Young Choi, © Jeongmin Seok
© Jeongmin Seok
  • Architects

  • 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 © Jeongmin Seok © Jeongmin Seok © Jeongmin Seok +38

Mu-A / Inexdesign

21:00 - 3 March, 2015
Mu-A / Inexdesign, © Jae Yoon Kim
© Jae Yoon Kim
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jung-gu, Daegu, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Won Myoung Hyun
  • Area

    105.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Jae Yoon Kim © Jae Yoon Kim © Jae Yoon Kim © Jae Yoon Kim +41

Vienna to Build World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper

14:17 - 2 March, 2015
Vienna to Build World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper, © 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
Blackbird  / Onix Architects, © Maarten Laupman
© Maarten Laupman
  • Architects

  • Location

    5831 Boxmeer, Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Haiko Meijer
  • Area

    1200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Maarten Laupman © Maarten Laupman © Maarten Laupman © Maarten Laupman +28

Dongtan House / JYA-RCHITECTS

21:00 - 1 March, 2015
Dongtan House / JYA-RCHITECTS, © Hwang hyochel
© Hwang hyochel
  • Architects

  • Location

    174 Bansong-dong, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Area

    246.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Hwang hyochel © Hwang hyochel © Hwang hyochel © Hwang hyochel +38

Niop Hacienda / AS arquitectura + R79

12:00 - 25 February, 2015
Niop Hacienda  / AS arquitectura + R79, © David Cervera Castro
© David Cervera Castro

© David Cervera Castro © David Cervera Castro © David Cervera Castro © David Cervera Castro +45

Conolove / Oficina Informal

14:00 - 24 February, 2015
Conolove / Oficina Informal, © Santiago Pinyol
© Santiago Pinyol

© Santiago Pinyol © Santiago Pinyol © Santiago Pinyol © Santiago Pinyol +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Arquitecto a Cargo

    Antonio Yemail
  • Project Area

    125.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Gerrit Rietveld College / atelier PRO

01:00 - 22 February, 2015
Gerrit Rietveld College / atelier PRO, © 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

A Modern Boathouse in a Canadian Landscape / Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
A Modern Boathouse in a Canadian Landscape / Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited, © Arnaud Marthouret
© Arnaud Marthouret

© Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret +16

House H / Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
House H / Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos, © Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi +18

Solid Wood: The Rise of Mass Timber Architecture

10:30 - 18 February, 2015
Solid Wood: The Rise of Mass Timber Architecture, 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
Beatrix College Tilburg / Architecten|en|en, © BASEPHOTOGRAPHY
© BASEPHOTOGRAPHY

© BASEPHOTOGRAPHY © BASEPHOTOGRAPHY © BASEPHOTOGRAPHY © BASEPHOTOGRAPHY +21

172M2 compact House / JMY architects

01:00 - 17 February, 2015
172M2 compact House /  JMY architects , © Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seongdong-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
  • Project Architect

    Jaemin Yoon
  • Area

    133.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon +24

Lichtstrasse / HHF Architects

00:00 - 16 February, 2015
Lichtstrasse / HHF Architects, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lichtstrasse 9, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
  • Design Team

    HERLACH HARTMANN FROMMENWILER with Cella Hubel, Nicole Baron, Philippe Guillod, Walter Gloor, Yujin Hirase, Lisa Lo, Daichi Takano, Jens Van Zele, Christian Weyell
  • Artist

    Erik Steinbrecher
  • Area

    3059.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

LP House / Metro Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
LP House / Metro Arquitetos Associados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Butanta, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architectural Design

    Gustavo Cedroni, Martin Corullon e Anna Ferrari
  • Area

    190.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

SJA I House / CDM Arquitectos

01:00 - 12 February, 2015
SJA I House / CDM Arquitectos, © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

© Marcos García © Marcos García Courtesy of CDM Arquitectos Courtesy of CDM Arquitectos +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Michoacán, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Javier Dueñas Estrada , Alvaro Gonzalez Guerra Gomez
  • Project Area

    1427.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Rory Gardiner, Marcos García, Cortesía de CDM Arquitectos

Wilkes Elementary School / Mahlum

01:00 - 10 February, 2015
Wilkes Elementary School / Mahlum, © Jeremy Bittermann
© Jeremy Bittermann
  • Architects

  • Location

    12781 Madison Avenue Northeast, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, USA
  • Principal-in-Charge

    Gerald (Butch) Reifert AIA
  • Managing Principal

    David Mount AIA
  • Project Designer

    JoAnn Wilcox AIA
  • Project Architect

    Jesse Walton AIA
  • Project Team

    Dwayne Epp AIA, James Steel AIA, Cristine Ross Traber AIA, Amy Noe IIDA
  • Interior Designer

    NCIDQ, Masako Wada IIDA
  • Area

    64450.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jeremy Bittermann © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider +12

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

00:00 - 4 February, 2015
Wood Design & Building Magazine Announces Winners of its 2014 Wood Awards, 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