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Shigeru Ban Unveils Interiors for "Worlds Tallest" Hybrid Timber Tower in Vancouver

These new images offer a glimpse inside Japanese architect Shigeru Ban's Terrace House for Vancouver, set to become the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world once complete. Ban's residential tower is expected to reach 71 metres at...
11th December 2017

Martinsons to invest SEK 60 million ($7 million) in its Swedish facilities

During next year, Martinsons will increase its production of sawn timber from 500,000 to 535,000 cubic metres, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. This will be done through a SEK 60 million ($7 million)...
8th December 2017

Norwegian contractor building ‘world’s tallest timber building’

Norwegian timber specialist Moelven has announced that it is building an 80m-tall mixed-use building in its home town of Brumunddal, about 100km north of Oslo. Moelven says its building, the Mjøstårnet, will be the tallest all-timber...
7th December 2017

Designed to be relocatable, this prefab wood building is so nice it's not going anywhere

Architectus designed the Macquarie University Incubator to be built fast and disassembled quickly. Many researchers have found that the Biophilia Effect, a preference for natural materials, is significant for our well-being, leading to...
5th December 2017

Wood reaches new heights as a building material

Timber-frame revival may gain even more momentum with new federal funding George Brown College has steadily grown since its establishment in 1967 and now operates out of more than a dozen buildings spread throughout Toronto's core. One...
28th November 2017
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