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Ten Buildings Pushing The Boundaries of Wood

Ten Buildings Pushing The Boundaries of Wood
Perkins + Will UBC Earth Sciences Building. Image © Martin Tessler
Perkins + Will UBC Earth Sciences Building. Image © Martin Tessler

Wood is the ultimate material - it's renewable, sequesters carbon and more importantly, it's buildable. Nevertheless wood is rarely used in tall, vertical construction. Now reThink wood has come out with their Tall Wood Survey (available in full on their website), which surveyed over 50 wood experts to explore three main areas in which wood is usually questioned: financing, insurance and performance. But beyond discussing the pros and cons of wood, the survey also highlights 10 projects that show how wood products are being used in ways you never thought existed. See all ten innovative projects, after the break. 

© Martin Tessler
© Martin Tessler

#1 - UBC Earth Sciences Building - Perkins + Will

© Stefan Mueller
© Stefan Mueller

#2 - 3XGRÜN - Atelier PK, Roedig Schop Architekten and Rozynski Sturm

#3 - Bridport House - Karakusevic Carson Architects

Courtesy of  CC azionesolidale
Courtesy of CC azionesolidale

#4 - Cenni Di Cambiamento - ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI srl.

Courtesy of Cree Buildings
Courtesy of Cree Buildings

#5 - LifeCycle Tower ONE (LCT ONE) - Hermann Kaufmaa ZT GmbH

Courtesy of Lend Lease
Courtesy of Lend Lease

#6 - Forté - Lend Lease

© Bernd Borachrt
© Bernd Borachrt

#7 - E3 - Kaden Klingbeil

© Huber & Sohn
© Huber & Sohn

#8 - Holz8 (H8) - Shankula Architekten

© Didier Boy de la Tour
© Didier Boy de la Tour

#9 - Tamedia - Shigeru Ban Architects

Courtesy of Midroc Property Development
Courtesy of Midroc Property Development

#10 - Limnologen - Arikitektbolaget Kronoberg

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Cite: Andrew Galloway. "Ten Buildings Pushing The Boundaries of Wood " 17 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/516829/ten-buildings-pushing-the-boundaries-of-wood/> ISSN 0719-8884