With plenty of experience in Passivhaus certification, the company Madergia specializes in designing and raising buildings with CLT (cross-laminated timber) panels and other complementary systems.
To its Prodex panels of natural wood the firm Prodema adds a film of PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride), thus improving their capacity to protect against external agents, and with this, reducing the need for maintenance.
The catalog of the firm Audiotec offers solutions for acoustic comfort, from acoustic islands to sound-absorbing panels, speakers, and grooved wooden boards, with personalizable colors, finishes, and forms.
Luna Triple Thermowood es un producto de madera termotratada fabricado de manera sostenible, que puede utilizarse tanto en interiores como exteriores, ya que es dimensionalmente estable, resistente y fácil de mecanizar.
On the outskirts of a small municipality in the Trentino region, the ecology farm called La Dolce Mela occupies a property in a picturesque valley known for its cultivation of apples; a place which in the course of time has become a popular destinati
Nocaima is a remote community of just twenty families scattered along a mountain path that negotiates its way amongst dense forests and sugar cane and coffee plantations. The villagers tend to form terraces when building their homes, following the to
On the outskirts of the city, a building provides new spaces for classes and meetings to be shared by a prestigious ‘gymnasium’ and the historical choir school of the cathedral of Cologne. The new educational facilities make use of the formal and mat
Set on a large, secluded site on the periphery of Brussels, Villa Der Bau replaces a mansion from the 1900s, taking roughly its volume. The base of the building, half-submerged in the rising terrain, is formed by a compact grid of rooms organized as
The firm MAAV, headed by Guillermo Avanzini Alcibar (Bilbao, 1989) and Adrián Martínez Muñoz (Seville, 1989) has refurbished an abandoned farming-equipment storehouse in Ojacastro and turned it into a dwelling. With just 40 square meters of space wit
Since its blasting during the First Carlist War, Jorba Castle has been little more than a hodgepodge of ruins high over a small town of the Catalonian comarca of Anoia. But the earth moving carried out in the course of what was to be a simple adjustm
At the foot of the imposing Sciliar massif in the Dolomites, the popular Parc Hotel Florian has been expanded, with ten new suites grouped in a stand-alone two-floor complex that emulates tree houses. In order not to break the continuity of the surro
This theatre for Horris Hill School in Newbury, a town in the county of Berkshire, England, is built with cross laminated timber (CLT) and Viroc composite panels – with a mix of wood fibers and cement particles – whose reddish tones resemble those of
The Czech firm Mjölk architects, headed by Jan Mach and Jan Vondrák, has refurbished an abandoned cottage in the Horská Kamenice river valley, in Jiřetín pod Bukovou, a municipality in the Liberec Region. In a beech forest, surrounded by mountains,
The canton of Graubünden is one of the most extraordinary parts of Switzerland, not only because of its complex cultural tradition – including three official languages – but also because of a landscape of sublime contrast between soaring mountains an
The project transforms a stable into a dwelling, which is described as a traction house within a compression house. The original building’s loadbearing walls, which function by compression, are used as a container and support for a new structure of w
The firm Reiulf Ramstad has won the invitation-only contest to expand the museum that harbors Fram (Framtid, meaning future in Norwegian), the ship that Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Svedrup, and Roald Amundsen used in their famed expeditions. As part of a s
The bold presence of this work by OLI architecture, which at first glance looks like a warehouse in the middle of private property in New York state – clad in a charred accoya timber rainscreen meant to naturally patina over time – evokes the Serra s
Headquartered in Lithuania and with 30 years of experience to show for, Maestro Casas - fabrica de casas de madera, is an enterprise specialized in building prefabricated timber dwellings in a wide range of designs. Each house can be custom-designe
The AAAS heard how cities with lower carbon emissions could be built. More than half the world’s population dwell in cities, and by 2050 the un expects that proportion to reach 68%. This means more homes, roads and other infrastructure. In India alon
A barn in the German municipality of Kressbronn, near Lake Constance, has been turned by Thomas and Christine Steimle into a library and community center. In deference to the building’s history, the project balances past and present. The renovation i
On a plateau close to the Jostedal Glacier, overlooking it, stand these wooden cabins for use by hikers, designed by the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta to withstand the harsh climate conditions, including strong winds, of this mountainous zone.
The firms headed by the Italian architects Andrea Botter and Emanuele Bressan worked together in designing a congress and exhibition center located in Agordo, a municipality in the province of Belluno, in the Veneto region. For the project they drew
It was to highlight the eroded footprint of a 12th-century castle that the Catalan architect Carles Enrich set about restoring the Merola Tower in Puigreig, a municipality of Barcelona province. The project was urgent, following the 2016 collapse of
Timber is perhaps the oldest building material. It was the protagonist of mythical tales about the ‘primitive hut,’ and its widespread use since then, in both popular and cultured architecture, can be attributed to reasons having to do with plain co
Libraries have been one of the symbols of bourgeois society. Originally confined to monasterios and palaces, distant havens of elitist knowledge, libraries eventually became quintessential public spaces in the capitalist and increasingly democratic c
The huge technological multinationals wield power of the soft kind, not with violence but through a silent, albeit extremely profitable wheeling and dealing with our digital footprints. This power for the time being meets with little resistance, prot