WoodSolutions focuses on buildings that use timber in innovative ways, pushing the boundaries of this most versatile of building materials. Advances in engineered wood products and in treatments for timber mean that timber can now be used where steel, concrete or aluminium were once the only options. The development of products such as LVL beams, glulam and cross-laminated timber means that entire buildings can be constructed in timber, often with superior strength and durability, and always with the aesthetic properties of this most natural of building materials.
The innovative buildings featured here push timber's already vast range of applications to new heights and lengths, revealing that the imagination is the only limit to how timber and timber products can be used to create buildings of significance and beauty.
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It doesn’t take long to realise that one of the most avant-garde and satirical designers in Australasia actually has a rather introverted and reclusive personality
This home just off the coast from Melbourne has many unique features – not least its history as a chicory kiln and the reuse of an artwork as ceiling lining.
Hovering like a caterpillar's cocoon, the Yellow Treehouse is a beautiful redwood structure.
The free form, wide span wooden cupola with its multiple layers was made possible through parametric programming that included design facilities and options, statics, production, CNC machining, transport and assembly parameters
The Sub is a space designed for experimentation and with sustainability at the forefront of the process.
The NZI Centre in Auckland is a masterful example of sustainable architecture and innovation.
Abigroup House, Brisbane Cox Rayner Architects have created an interior that presents Abigroup as a forward-thinking building company, and timber is a highly visible contribution to this effect.
Richard Kirk Architect and HASSELL Architects challenge the typical green checklist by creating a passively sustainable building focused on natural ventilation and material choices
An innovative timber structure that demonstrates how Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is better than steel in structural applications, particularly for ease of construction and performance.
The new Wellington Zoo amphitheatre is designed to be either open or closed to the open air.
There is great innovation in the construction of the laminated rafters in the Kanuka processing factory.
The new junior school for Camberwell Girls Grammar is designed around a Learning Commons.