Loyn & Co reveals proposal for carbon neutral neighbourhood in Wales

Loyn & Co has unveiled its design for Parc Hadau, a net-zero-carbon housing scheme in Wales that will be built from timber and powered by renewable energy. Developed by Loyn & Co and landscape architects Farrer Huxley for Sero Homes, the Parc Hadau neighbourhood will comprise 35 eco-friendly dwellings on a scrubland site in Pontardawe. […]

House clad in burnt larch perches on a rocky site in the Scottish Highlands

Mary Arnold-Forster Architects used planks of burnt larch to clad a cross-laminated timber house in the Scottish Highlands raised on low foundations above the rocky landscape. The house is located in the small village of Nedd, which is also the name of the project. Mary Arnold-Forster Architects surveyed the site to determine a location that […]

Biobasecamp pavilion aims to demonstrate the potential of timber in architecture

A timber pavilion called Biobasecamp at Dutch Design Week brought together projects that demonstrate the potential of the “concrete of the future” to fight against climate change. Studio Marco Vermeulen built the wooden pavilion as a covered exhibition-space for a series of displays highlighting how timber can be used in bio-based architecture projects. Called Biobasecamp, the […]

Weathering steel facade covers CLT-framed Dutch row house

Fem Architects has completed a cross-laminated timber house clad in sheets of Corten steel in a twist on the traditional row house in Amsterdam. The weathering steel was chosen as a nod to the Buiksloterham area’s historic brick factories. Ridges on the Corten steel panels and window insets allowed for some depth and texture to […]

Gray Organschi completes wooden high school extension with irregular roofing in Connecticut

Outdoor classrooms and active farmlands surround the extension to this ecological high school in Connecticut, which Gray Organschi built with cross-laminated timber to demonstrate sustainable design practices. Common Ground High School is a charter school in New Haven with a curriculum focused on the environment. It was founded in 1997 and is one of the […]

Wilkinson Eyre completes modular student housing for Dyson Institute

Wilkinson Eyre has created “unique student residencies with identity” from prefabricated timber pods at the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology in Wiltshire, England. Located at the Malmesbury Campus, the modular village provides accommodation for undergraduate students and visiting staff at the institute, which was founded by James Dyson. Wilkinson Eyre  designed the pods, which are arranged […]

Perkins+Will designs “world’s tallest hybrid wood tower” for Vancouver

Laminated wood and concrete will form the hybrid structural system of the high-rise Canada’s Earth Tower that global firm Perkins+Will has unveiled for British Columbia. The project, called Canada’s Earth Tower, is planned for a 1.3-acre (0.5-hectare) property along Eighth Avenue near Vancouver‘s Burrard Slopes neighbourhood. The site is currently occupied by a nondescript, four-storey building […]

GG-loop wraps Freebooter apartments with cedar louvres

Dutch architecture studio GG-loop has built a pair of prefabricated apartments in Amsterdam with timber louvres positioned to regulate the levels of light entering the building. Called Freebooter, the block was made from steel and cross-laminated-timber (CLT) and was prefabricated off site. It took three weeks to install all four floors, and the whole project took […]

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