Jonathan Evans is a partner at Tzannes, who was the lead architect on International House in Sydney, a 7 storey commercial office building designed for Lendlease, which won the Grand Prix Australian Timber Design Award 2017; and Karl-Heinz Weiss, an engineer and the general manager for DesignMake at Lendlease. He has extensive experience in Australia and internationally.
In Part 1 of this discussion, we cover:
• How timber stacks up, cost wise with traditional construction
• The response of tenants in constructed timber buildings, like International House in Sydney
• The psychological and health effects of exposed timber, and opportunities in educational and office buildings