Henning Larsen reveals visuals for Copenhagen’s “first all timber neighbourhood”

Fælledby is a sustainable housing scheme designed by Henning Larsen that will be constructed entirely out of timber and “place nature at its core”. Set to be built on a former junkyard on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark, the low-rise development will accommodate 7,000 residents and become the capital’s first all timber neighbourhood. It has […]

Lakeside house in Sweden is clad with birch slats to match the forest

Dive Architects has completed a lake house in an isolated woodland to the north of Stockholm designed to gradually “merge with nature” as the surrounding birch and pine forest grows. Sitting on a site that slopes down towards a lake, the timber-framed home has been split into two volumes. One for are for sleeping and […]

Timber walls pivot to open holiday home to the outdoors in Australia

Moving walls and decked terraces connect the four interlinked pavilions of a holiday home in Point Lonsdale on Australia‘s southern coast by Edition Office – Dezeen’s Emerging architect of the year. Point Lonsdale House is oriented east-west along a narrow site, opening up to a garden to the north while remaining more private to the south. […]

Black pavilion filled with glass yams examines colonisation in Australia

Hundreds of black glass yams line the interior of this cylindrical pavilion in Victoria, Australia, designed by architecture studio Edition Office – Dezeen’s Emerging architect of the year – and artist Yhonnie Scarce. Titled In Absence, the pavilion explores the physical legacy of Aboriginal people’s dispossession as a result of colonial land theft in the […]

Zaha Hadid Architects wins approval for world’s first all-timber stadium

Zaha Hadid Architects has won planning permission for the world’s first wooden football stadium, which will be built in Gloucestershire, England. When complete it aims to be the world’s greenest football stadium, constructed entirely from timber and powered by sustainable energy sources. It was the second attempt to gain planning permission for the 5,000-seat timber stadium […]

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 […]

Branches disguise a secluded hideaway next to a Norwegian lake

Architecture practice Gartnerfuglen and architect Mariana de Delás have hidden a hut next to a secluded lake in Norway with a layer of birch branches. Gjemmested, meaning hideout in English, sits at the bottom of a steep slope in the Telemark region, and is accessible only by rowing boat or by skis when the lake is frozen […]

“Demolition is sometimes the best option” says Bartlett professor at Net Zero Carbon talk

Construction experts discuss the ways that the building industry can move towards having zero carbon emissions in this panel discussion filmed by Dezeen for Kingspan at the Building Centre in London. Called Accelerating the Pathway to Net Zero Carbon Buildings, the event was hosted by architectural facade specialist Kingspan and independent research forum New London […]

Studio Ben Allen designs artichoke-shaped garden room

Green shingles cover the exterior of this octagonal, flatpack garden room in south west London, designed by Studio Ben Allen. The design of A Room in the Garden was informed by the bizarre and playful 18th-century Dunmore Pineapple pavilion in Scotland, as well as the form and colour of an artichoke. Inside, the space can […]

Works Progress Architecture creates triangular Portland Flatiron building for unusual site

Protruding corner windows that are set at different angles front this timber-framed, three-sided building in northern Portland designed by American firm Works Progress Architecture. The Portland Flatiron building is located on a sloped, triangular site in the city’s Boise Eliot neighbourhood. Rising five storeys, the building contains retail space on the ground level and offices […]

Flow Architecture lines stairwell of London house conversion with timber slats

Flow Architecture and Maria Grazia Savito Architects have wrapped timber slats around the lightwell of a Victorian house conversion in Kensington, London. Called Light Falls, the project involved the complete remodelling of a 19th century end-of-terrace, stacking its living spaces on top of each other to maximise natural light. Due to its location in the […]

Join Dezeen’s Twitter debate on concrete vs timber with #dezeenchat

Should architects ditch concrete for timber to save the planet? Dezeen’s India Block and Lizzie Crook will be taking to Twitter on Wednesday 20 November at 4pm UK time to discuss whether timber is a better alternative to concrete. Join in using the hashtag #dezeenchat. How it works Log into Twitter at 4pm on Wednesday 20 […]

Cowshed in the Netherlands rebuilt as a timber-clad family home

Julius Taminiau Architects has rebuilt an old cowshed to create a house clad in thin timber slats that conceal double-layered openings. Located on the site of a former farm in the Netherlands, the austere aesthetic of the agricultural structures on the site made the studio feel as if they were “stepping into Vincent van Gough’s […]

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 […]

Switching to timber could solve Dutch housing shortage and be “a chance for our climate”

The Netherlands could build a million new homes from sustainably harvested local wood and save 100 megatons of carbon in the process, according to architect Marco Vermeulen. The Dutch architect has calculated that the country’s 140,000 hectares of harvestable woodlands could provide enough timber for 22,000 houses each year. This means the country’s entire shortfall […]

Atelier NL creates benches from storm-felled trees for Dutch Design Week

Atelier NL has made a series of wooden benches from trees uprooted in a huge storm that hit Eindhoven earlier this year, to sit alongside objects made from wood at their studio. The Stormwood benches are made from timber slats cut from some of the nearly 1,000 trees felled during the storm that wrecked havoc […]

Kengo Kuma’s stacked-timber Odunpazari Modern Museum opens in Turkey

The Odunpazari Modern Museum, designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates, has opened its doors in Eskisehir, northwest Turkey. Built to house the modern art collection of architect and chairperson of Turkish contractor Polimeks, Erol Tabanca, the museum in the Odunpazari district of Eskisehir is formed of a cluster of boxes made from stacked, interlocking timber beams. […]

LUO Studio designs recyclable shed to house Chinese marketplace

Chinese practice LUO Studio has designed a glass and metal shed-like structure to provide a temporary home for the Shengli Market in Puyang City, China, while its original site is redeveloped. LUO Studio designed the market from simple, low-cost and lightweight materials that could be recycled once the market moves out. The practice drew on designs […]

Christoffersen Welling Architects reinterprets Danish barn as cedar-clad home

Christoffersen Welling Architects has designed a house in the Danish countryside for a family and their pet falcons. Conceived as a simple reinterpretation of traditional Danish barns, the home consists of three individual cedar-clad structures – the home itself, a barn for the falcons and a building containing a workshop space. Set within a green, wooded […]

Naidi Community Hall by Caukin Studio serves as a social hub for Fijians

Architecture collective Caukin Studio has completed a wooden cultural hall for a small village in Fiji, replacing the previous structure that was destroyed by cyclones. The building provides local residents with a venue for weddings, funerals, celebrations, traditional Fijian dance performances and other gatherings. Called Naidi Community Hall, the structure serves the 400 residents of […]

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