Mass timber is gaining steam and is set for another major boost, as recently passed code updates will allow structural timber up to 18 stories high. To keep up with the industry and its quickly changing landscape, we have mapped out the major players and the big issues surrounding wood innovation, from completed projects to boundary-pushing proposals that could shape the future of wood construction.
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Legislation is slowly but surely easing up the restrictions on mass timber construction, and this code update should help tall timber reach the market.
In the U.S. mass timber is moving from niche construction technique to industry standard, and manufacturers across the country are rising up to provide.
AN mapped the schools, organizations, and manufacturers across the U.S. and Canada that are powering the domestic timber boom.
Known for experimenting with paper tubes and bamboo, Shigeru Ban Architects is burnishing its reputation in tall and mass timber.
As mass timber becomes more viable, it is being envisioned for a wider range of project types and structures. Here are four designs from around the world that signal what wood’s future could look like.
Sidewalk Labs is planning a timber smart city to showcase state-of-the-art technology with help from Michael Green Architecture, Beyer Blinder Belle, and more.
Brooklyn-based CRÈME/Jun Aizaki Architecture & Design’s LongPoint Bridge could connect Brooklyn and Queens, offering a new path for commuters.
Kengo Kuma’s National Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics is marching to completion and wading through some controversy over its timber.
The Brock Commons Tallwood House designed by Acton Ostry Architects was erected in only 66 days thanks to products provided by Structurlam.