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C.F. Møller’s Solar-Powered Wood Skyscraper Wins HSB Stockholm Architecture Competition

C.F. Møller’s Solar-Powered Wood Skyscraper Wins HSB Stockholm Architecture Competition

One of the first things that comes to mind when someone mentions a wood skyscraper is the risk of fire, but the architects maintain that wood is more fire-safe than other common building materials. "Wood

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Woodcube: Carbon-Neutral Five-Story Wooden Apartment Building Opens in Hamburg

Woodcube: Carbon-Neutral Five-Story Wooden Apartment Building Opens in Hamburg

The Woodcube was made for the International Building Exhibition, which Hamburg is hosting this year on the island of Wilhelmsburg. The event, which showcases a wide variety of innovative green building

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Plans for Timber Swatch and Omega Headquarters in Switzerland

Shigeru Ban Unveils Plans for Timber Swatch and Omega Headquarters in Switzerland

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has won an international competition to expand Swatch and Omega's headquarters in Switzerland. The design involves adding three new buildings to the watch companies'

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Michael Charters’ Big Wood Skyscraper is a Sustainable Alternative to Steel and Concrete Buildings

Michael Charters’ Big Wood Skyscraper is a Sustainable Alternative to Steel and Concrete Buildings

Modern skyscrapers are typically made from concrete and steel, but as architect Michael Charters suggests, wood could be a viable construction material for tall buildings that would have a lower

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Daniel Libeskind Transforms Old Flower Market into Dynamic Jewish Museum Education Center

Daniel Libeskind Transforms Old Flower Market into Dynamic Jewish Museum Education Center

Daniel Libeskind has transformed the site of a former flower market in Berlin into an education center at the city's Jewish Museum. The design of the Academy is angular and dynamic, resembling a roughly

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Recyclable Double Helix Tower Allows Swedish Residents to Spy on Urban Development Project

Recyclable Double Helix Tower Allows Swedish Residents to Spy on Urban Development Project

Design firm Tham & Videgård recently won first place in a design competition hosted by the town of Järfälla, Sweden for this intriguing spiraling tower. The Double Helix tower will be used as

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Melbourne’s Forte Development Will Be The World’s Tallest Timber High-Rise

Melbourne’s Forte Development Will Be The World’s Tallest Timber High-Rise

As well as echoing modern city life, the tower will incorporate environmental principles, including better energy efficiency. CLT is said to help make the entire construction process more

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Salzburg University of Applied Sciences’ Kuchl Campus is a Modern Timber Passivhaus

Salzburg University of Applied Sciences’ Kuchl Campus is a Modern Timber Passivhaus

Completed in September of 2009, the Kuchl Campus extension is the first university building to conform to the passive house standard. Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten managed the design of the

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Finland Unveils Ultra-Efficient Energy Positive Solar Decathlon House

Finland Unveils Ultra-Efficient Energy Positive Solar Decathlon House

Things are heating up in the 2010 European Solar Decathlon as Team Finland has unveiled a beautiful net-zero home designed for cold climates with little access to the sun. That means that when the team's

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