WoodSolutions presents case studies of buildings that focus on all aspects of timber's performance. From timber's durability and stability, its thermal and acoustic properties, to its natural fire, cyclone and seismic resistance-each of these buildings extends the use of timber into new realms, taking advantage of its proven performance.
Add to timber's natural properties the recent advances in engineered wood products, such as glulam, LVL and cross-laminated timber (CLT), and timber now rivals, if not exceeds, other, less sustainable, structural materials in terms of strength, longevity and versatility.
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Designed for its small carbon footprint, the 52 Cubic Wood office was created through a partnership of two design firms.
The Ballarat University Building Construction Training Centre was built before the embodied energy requirements were instituted, but still is very sustainable.
The new Burwood Hospital uses wood throughout the atrium for its acoustic properties.
The Aratoi Centre is designed as a space to exhibit and to inhabit by its community.
The Korkeasaari Zoo Lookout Tower provides a 360-degree view of Helsinki and its surroundings.
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 new Novotel at Auckland Airport uses a large number of soundproofing options for the comfort of its guests.
The Buddhist Monastery in Stoakes Valley is designed to cater for large numbers, teaching and habitation and is very sustainable with the mainly wooden construction.
Developed to cater to multiple different sporting codes, the Saxton Field Sports Stadium also provides for recreational events.
The strongly timber-influenced research centre was the first stage in a strategic master plan by architects Johnson Pilton Walker to guide development on the school’s 10 ha site.
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.
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.