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Study Shows that Timber Buildings Cost Less to Build

08:00 - 26 June, 2015
Study Shows that Timber Buildings Cost Less to Build, Timber Dentistry. Image © Satoshi Shigeta
Timber Dentistry. Image © Satoshi Shigeta

A new study shows that timber buildings can be up to 10-15% cheaper to construct than traditional designs in several different building types. The study, “Commercial Building Costing Case Studies – Traditional Design versus Timber Project,” was led by Andrew Dunn, chief executive of the Timber Development Association (TDA) in Australia. Part of a seminar series touring Australia, the report contains detailed designs of four building types in both timber and conventional construction, with a quantity surveyor comparing cost estimates between them. See how timber compared to conventional methods after the break.

TIMBER IN THE CITY: Urban Habitats Competition 2015/2016

16:00 - 18 June, 2015
TIMBER IN THE CITY: Urban Habitats Competition 2015/2016, © ACSA
© ACSA

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce TIMBER IN THE CITY: Urban Habitats Competition for the 2015-2016 academic year. The student competition is a partnership between the Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC), the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design (SCE).

The purpose of the Competition is to engage students to imagine the repurposing of our existing cities with sustainable buildings from renewable resources, offering expedient affordable construction, innovating with new and old wooden materials, and designing healthy living and working environments.

Olson Kundig’s “Outpost Basel” Lounge Opens at Design Miami/Basel

08:00 - 17 June, 2015
Olson Kundig’s “Outpost Basel” Lounge Opens at Design Miami/Basel, © Kevin Scott
© Kevin Scott

Seattle-based architects Olson Kundig have opened their "Outpost Basel" pavilion for the Collectors Lounge at Design Miami/Basel in Basel, Switzerland. Incorporating materials and cultural elements from America, Japan, Austria, and Romania, the pavilion is a “high-design space made from everyday materials,” with a design centered on the idea of contrast, much like the concept of yin-yang. Different levels of lighting, material colors, and uses of space are contrasted with balance in order to create a functional, flexible meeting and gathering space.

© Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott +17

Could the Empire State Building Have Been Built with Wood?

08:00 - 16 June, 2015
Could the Empire State Building Have Been Built with Wood?, Courtesy of Metsä Wood
Courtesy of Metsä Wood

Michael Green has teamed up with Finnish forestry company Metsä Wood and Equilibrium Consulting to redesign the Empire State Building with wood as the main material. The project is part of Metsä Wood’s “Plan B” program, which explores what it would be like for iconic buildings to be made of timber. Their work shows that not only can wood be used to produce enormous structures in a dense urban context, but also that timber towers can fit into an urban setting and even mimic recognizable buildings despite differences in material.

San Alberto Magno Chapel / Juan Pavez Aguilar + José Requesens Aldea

09:00 - 15 June, 2015
San Alberto Magno Chapel  / Juan Pavez Aguilar  + José Requesens Aldea, © Marcelo Cáceres A.
© Marcelo Cáceres A.

© Marcelo Cáceres A. © Marcelo Cáceres A. © Marcelo Cáceres A. © Marcelo Cáceres A. +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Design Office

    Dirección del Plan Maestro de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Vicerrectoría de Desarrollo.
  • Project Area

    320.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

32nd apartment / 2B.group

03:00 - 15 June, 2015
32nd apartment  / 2B.group, © Andrey Bezuglov
© Andrey Bezuglov

© Andrey Bezuglov © Andrey Bezuglov © Andrey Bezuglov © Andrey Bezuglov +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Architects in Charge

    Slava Balbek, Andrew Berezynsky, Alexander Ivasiv
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

'De Heuvelrand' Voorthuizen Swimming Pool / Slangen+Koenis Architects

01:00 - 15 June, 2015
'De Heuvelrand' Voorthuizen Swimming Pool / Slangen+Koenis Architects, © Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Roelenengweg 41, 3781 BA Voorthuizen, Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Erik Slangen, Jakko Koenis, Dean Moran, Robert de Boer, Sjef Vosters, Aad van den Berg
  • Area

    1800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Center / Architecture Patrick Mauger

13:00 - 14 June, 2015
IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Center  / Architecture Patrick Mauger, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé +28

Purpose / A+I

09:00 - 14 June, 2015
Purpose / A+I, © Magda Biernat
© Magda Biernat

© Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Flatiron District, New York, NY, United States
  • Area

    15000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Thao Dien House #2 / MM++ architects

04:00 - 14 June, 2015
Thao Dien House #2 / MM++ architects, © Hiroyuki OKI
© Hiroyuki OKI

© Hiroyuki OKI © Hiroyuki OKI © Hiroyuki OKI © Hiroyuki OKI +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

(un)curtain office / dekleva gregoric architects

02:00 - 14 June, 2015

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Project Team

    Aljoša Dekleva u.d.i.a., M.Arch. (AA Dist); Tina Gregorič u.d.i.a., M.Arch. (AA Dist); Lea Kovič u.d.i.a., Vid Zabel stud.arch., Naia Sinde arq.
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Janez Marolt © Janez Marolt © Janez Marolt © Janez Marolt +27

Townhouses in Cordoba / Estudio A+3

15:00 - 12 June, 2015
© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte +22

A-Frame ReThink / Bromley Caldari Architects

13:00 - 12 June, 2015
A-Frame ReThink / Bromley Caldari Architects, © Mikiko Kikuyama
© Mikiko Kikuyama

© Mikiko Kikuyama © Mikiko Kikuyama © Mikiko Kikuyama © Mikiko Kikuyama +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fire Island Pines, Fire Island, NY 11782, United States
  • Collaborators

    Eurometal (stairs), Lynbrook (skylights), North Shore Window & Door (window)
  • Area

    218.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Loft M / Graux & Baeyens Architects

05:00 - 12 June, 2015
Loft M / Graux & Baeyens Architects, © Luc Roymans Photography
© Luc Roymans Photography

© Luc Roymans Photography © Luc Roymans Photography © Luc Roymans Photography © Luc Roymans Photography +14

Renovation & Extension of a Holiday House / Dehullu Architecten

01:00 - 12 June, 2015
Renovation & Extension of a Holiday House / Dehullu Architecten, © Dennis De Smet
© Dennis De Smet

© Dennis De Smet © Dennis De Smet © Dennis De Smet © Dennis De Smet +12

Sharma Springs / IBUKU

19:00 - 11 June, 2015
Sharma Springs / IBUKU, © Rio Helmi
© Rio Helmi

© Rio Helmi © Rio Helmi © Rio Helmi © Rio Helmi +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sibang Gede, Abiansemal, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Architect in Charge

    The Key Team members
  • Area

    750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Advantech Linkou Campus Phase 1 / J. J. Pan & Partners

17:00 - 11 June, 2015
Advantech Linkou Campus Phase 1 / J. J. Pan & Partners, © Vesper W.S. Hsieh
© Vesper W.S. Hsieh

© Vesper W.S. Hsieh © Vesper W.S. Hsieh © Vesper W.S. Hsieh © Vesper W.S. Hsieh +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 27, Wende Road, Guishan District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan 333
  • Design Team

    Joshua J. Pan, Jason Chen, Yi-Tai Lin, Tien-Kai Yang, Shun-Lang Wu, Hsin-Ha Chen, Chia-Wei Ting, Po-Cheng Wang, Hsin-Pin Lee, Tien-Yi Pan, Shih-Fang Huang, Chia-Ling Yang, Jing-Ren Chen, Chen-Yang Chang, Pao-Chao Hsu
  • Area

    36600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Little Red Elisabeth Irwin / Andrew Bartle Architects

08:00 - 11 June, 2015
Little Red Elisabeth Irwin / Andrew Bartle Architects, © Durston Saylor Photography
© Durston Saylor Photography

© Durston Saylor Photography © Durston Saylor Photography © Durston Saylor Photography © Durston Saylor Photography +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    42 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10014, USA
  • Submitting Architect

    Andrew Bartle, AIA
  • ABA Studio Team

    Andrew Bartle, Sean Auyeung, Mark Barone, Karl Jensen, Joanne Graney, Ken Lake, John Thurman, Erin Ross
  • Area

    22000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs