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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In Roseville College's Joy Yeo Performing Arts Centre, the use of Jarrah and Rose Gum pleases the ear as well as the eye.
Vibe Design Group’s, Kew House 3 uses timbers natural warmth and appeal to not only wrap a dynamic exterior but also evoke a journey of discovery within the home.
The best light in the country and a positive relationship with its exposed and remote setting were key factors in the planning this astronomical observatory.
A holiday home that uses a range of commercial timber products and salvaged on-site timber to award winning effect.
A stunning residential renovation and addition that uses timber and timber products throughout with a commitment to sustainable design.
The Liina transitional shelter is a temporary building to be used in cold climates during crisis situations anywhere around the world.
An engineered timber grid shell is the centre of an arc of teaching, sports and performance accommodation.
Vibe Design Group’s, renovation project, Mercer, uses a bold timber shape to transform the existing house, giving it an undeniable street presence and privacy for the occupants.
A world first for its innovative use of LVL in the structure of a multi‐storey building, the NMIT building also incorporates a new generation of earthquake-resistant engineering technology.
Narrabeen House – an innovative use of timber and timber products creates a private paradise in the suburbs.
Jarrah, Spotted Gum, Blackbutt and Victorian Ash play an essential role in the National Portrait Gallery’s expression of Australian identity.
A bridged walkway whose main features are curved timber glulam ribs, geometrically arranged to create a sinuous undulating, unfolding form, by Beca Architects on Auckland’s North Shore.