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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Conversion of a farm dairy into one of Britain’s most highly awarded timber houses – using a previously untried solid wood and glass construction technique.
The durability and warmth of timber supports the University of Melbourne’s model, providing a new learning landscape at the Eastern Precinct Student Centre.
El Ray is one of five beach houses located to the east of the huge and brooding Dungeness, a nuclear power station on England’s Kentish coast. The house started life as a converted railway carriage, and now sits inside a contemporary timber structure.
Forte Living is a 10 storey apartment building made from cross laminated timber (CLT), an innovative new timber construction material.
The Giidany Miirlarl Education Space at Muttonbird Island provides a dynamic public place for social interaction, storytelling, learning and rest.
This set of three small buildings and the spaces between provides a second home for a young family within a forest clearing overlooking Golden Bay, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island.
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 pavilion-style rural house featuring large recycled timber elements recovered from a sugar warehouse
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.