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Roundup: 5 Recent Buildings Inspired by Wood

Roundup: 5 Recent Buildings Inspired by Wood
Roundup: 5 Recent Buildings Inspired by Wood, Maggie’s Oxford / Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Image Courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Maggie’s Oxford / Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Image Courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre Architects

It may be the world's second oldest construction material, but wood is still one of the most versatile and inspiring materials available to architects today, coveted as both a structural material and as a finish on walls, floors, ceilings and facades. In recent years it's even seen a resurgence in popularity, thanks to its sustainability credentials and its increasingly popular "natural" feel. With all this in mind, ArchDaily Materials has rounded up five recent projects that prove innovation in wood is still alive and well in the architectural world: Wilkinson Eyre Architects' Maggie’s Oxford; Shigeru Ban's Aspen Art Museum; Pushed Slab by MVRDV; MARGEN-LAB's Endesa World Fab Condenser; and finally a forthcoming building that is notable for its ambitious wooden design, the Sleuk Rith Institute by Zaha Hadid Architects.

Aspen Art Museum / Shigeru Ban Architects. Image © Michael Moran / OTTO Pushed Slab / MVRDV. Image © Philippe Ruault Endesa World Fab Condenser / MARGEN-LAB. Image © Adrià Goula Sleuk Rith Institute / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image Courtesy of ZHA + 7

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Roundup: 5 Recent Buildings Inspired by Wood" 10 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/576485/roundup-5-recent-buildings-inspired-by-wood/> ISSN 0719-8884

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