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Old October 24th, 2010, 10:21 AM   #1
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Building in wood

This thread is for innovative uses of wood and wood-based materials in construction (including processed wood like paper and wood laminates, but excluding bamboo, which is a grass), highlighting constructions made fully or substantially in wood. This also includes discussion on advantages and disadvantages of wood, costs, challenges, and sustainability.



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Old October 24th, 2010, 01:12 PM   #2
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I am not sure if this example counts as innovative, but it appears to me as being exactly that. A temporary wooden observation tower as part of the construction site of the new main railway station of Vienna. It offers a platform at app. 40 m height and an overall height of 66.7 m.
It is made of 150 t of spruce and held together by steel screws

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That one sounds to be an interesting one. I wonder what would be the motive of building such an figure at that place, but I must say that it is indeed praiseworthy. The architectures of the woods would indeed seem something that would indeed prove to be a source of inspiration for many.
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Here's a traditional wooden temple hall from the state of Maharashtra (India)

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A family temple within the Manmohan Rajwada at Phaltan
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I think I have reservations about constructing skyscrapers involving wood as a structural material. And I don't know about any steel- or concrete-framed skyscrapers just using wood in their exterior facades. It is because of the potential for termites eating up the wood used in those buildings, causing major structural damage to them, which may be unrepairable.
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The race for tallest wooden building is on the way.

Right now "The Tree" in Bergen, Norway (built 2015) is the tallest wood building in the world, at 14 stories and 48 meters, but that record is soon to be broken.

World's tallest wooden building in Norway could herald 'age of timber'

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Some of the buildings in the race:

wooden skyscrapers: a roundup of tall timber buildings






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