The worlds tallest timber building was just topped off ahead of schedule

August 26, 2016 by  
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In Vancouver, the towering timber Brock Commons just had its final panel installed , making the dream of the world’s tallest timber building a reality. In just 66 days – ahead of the original scheduled timeframe – the exterior of the  Acton Ostry Architects ‘ record-breaking design has come to fruition, which could possibly bump up the projected fall 2017 completion date to next year’s spring semester. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYwI6wHcRVc The final panel of the University of British Columbia student housing structure was lifted and installed earlier this month. John Metras, managing director of UBC Infrastructure, stated, “Construction just went really smoothly. It was well designed and the construction sequence went smoothly.” Construction began last November, followed by the erection of the building’s freestanding concrete cores earlier this year. Related: Construction of world’s tallest timber building is underway in Vancouver To ease fire safety fears of an 18-story timber structure, Brock Commons is outfitted with a sprinkler system and the wood is encapsulated in drywall and concrete. The lighter weight of the building also allows for better energy dissipation during an earthquake , making it proficient at withstanding all kinds of disasters. Students will be able to move in next year, quite possibly in the spring semester. +Acton Ostry Architects Via Treehugger Images via Acton Ostry Architects ( 1 , 2 )

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White Arkitekter wins bid to design Swedens tallest timber building

June 8, 2016 by  
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Located just below the Arctic Circle, the city of Skellefteå is surrounded by dense forests and renowned for its wooden buildings and timber construction techniques that range from traditional methods to modern technology. The 76-meter-tall Kulturhus i Skellefteå celebrates that heritage and will be built of locally sourced wood treated to withstand the harsh elements. The building’s lower, publicly accessible levels will be home to “Västerbottensteatern,” the county theater of Västerbotten; the City Library; the Anna Nordlander Museum; and “Konsthall,” Skellefteå’s art gallery. A hotel will occupy the top sixteen floors. Related: Vienna set to build the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper “A cultural centre in Skellefteå just has to be built using wood!” Said Oskar Norelius, lead architect at White. “We’re paying homage to the region’s rich tradition and we’re hoping to collaborate with the local timber industry. Together we will create a beautiful venue, open for everyone, which will both have a contemporary expression and age with grace.” The tower will be built with prefabricated glue-laminated timber modules reinforced with concrete slabs and steel trusses. Glazing will wrap around the building to offer stunning views of the landscape. The building will also be topped with a green roof and integrated with bicycle and pedestrian pathways. The building is slated for completion by 2019. + White Arkitekter Via Dezeen Images via White Arkitekter

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White Arkitekter wins bid to design Swedens tallest timber building

June 8, 2016 by  
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Located just below the Arctic Circle, the city of Skellefteå is surrounded by dense forests and renowned for its wooden buildings and timber construction techniques that range from traditional methods to modern technology. The 76-meter-tall Kulturhus i Skellefteå celebrates that heritage and will be built of locally sourced wood treated to withstand the harsh elements. The building’s lower, publicly accessible levels will be home to “Västerbottensteatern,” the county theater of Västerbotten; the City Library; the Anna Nordlander Museum; and “Konsthall,” Skellefteå’s art gallery. A hotel will occupy the top sixteen floors. Related: Vienna set to build the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper “A cultural centre in Skellefteå just has to be built using wood!” Said Oskar Norelius, lead architect at White. “We’re paying homage to the region’s rich tradition and we’re hoping to collaborate with the local timber industry. Together we will create a beautiful venue, open for everyone, which will both have a contemporary expression and age with grace.” The tower will be built with prefabricated glue-laminated timber modules reinforced with concrete slabs and steel trusses. Glazing will wrap around the building to offer stunning views of the landscape. The building will also be topped with a green roof and integrated with bicycle and pedestrian pathways. The building is slated for completion by 2019. + White Arkitekter Via Dezeen Images via White Arkitekter

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New timber office building will be among the tallest of its kind in London

March 24, 2016 by  
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Architecture firm Waugh Thistleton designed an office block in London’s Shoreditch district meant to be built entirely out of wood . Five vertical slices separated by deep voids within the floor plates will be constructed using glulam and cross-laminated timber. When its completed, the nine-story office building will be among the tallest modern timber-framed structures in the British capital. Read the rest of New timber office building will be among the tallest of its kind in London

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Mountain-inspired Pink Moon Saloon is a super-narrow bar and restaurant in Australia

January 19, 2016 by  
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Hilltop Residence is a dynamic stone and timber-clad retreat in New Zealand that integrates with the environment

December 31, 2015 by  
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Mont-de-Marsan’s timber-slatted volumes float out from a grassy hillside in France

October 25, 2015 by  
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e-MRAK Builds Stunning Pisek City Forest Administration Building in the Czech Woodland

June 2, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of e-MRAK Builds Stunning Pisek City Forest Administration Building in the Czech Woodland Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternating wooden slats , Architecture , czech republic , Daylighting , e-MRAK , green materials , lumber stack , natural light , Pisek City Forest Administration , wooden building

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Mysterious Piano Pops Up in the East River

June 2, 2014 by  
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Image ©  Pam’s Flickr NYC’s East River is notorious for being filled with all kinds of contaminants, but a mysterious piano is tempting some brave New Yorkers to enter its waters. The curious musical instrument popped up in the river some time last week, and has become a popular spectacle on Instagram. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: brooklyn bridge , East River , manhattan , New Nork , New York attractions , new york beaches , new york oddities , piano , piano in east river , Things to see in manhattan , Things to See In New York

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World Cup Stadium Embarrassingly Incomplete Just Days Ahead of Opening Day in Brazil

June 2, 2014 by  
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With just days to go before the World Cup opening ceremony in São Paulo, the venue for the event is still not completed. After a string of construction delays and the deaths of three workers on the site, the venue was only able to seat a 56 percent capacity crowd when it hosted a final test game on Sunday June 1, 2014. FIFA secretary general Jérôme Valcke took to Twitter to voice his frustration that the venue will not get a proper trial run before the June 12, 2014 opening event. Read the rest of World Cup Stadium Embarrassingly Incomplete Just Days Ahead of Opening Day in Brazil Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arena Corinthians , Brasil , Brazil , fifa , football , Jerome Valcke , protests , sao Paulo , Soccer , sport , stadiums , World Cup , World Cup stadiums not finished

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