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.
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
Winner of the 2020 National Award for Architecture, given by the CSCAE (Spanish Association of Architecture Institutes), the Albeida complex built by the Galician practice of Alfonso Salgado Suárez and Francisco Liñares Túñez is located at the source
Raised high over the Swiss village of Breitenbach, near the German border, this hotel is designed as a reinterpretation of a traditional Scandinavian place of retreat in nature. Wooden volumes dot the hillside and are diluted in the Alsatian landscap
This small residential block on a gap site in the heart of Madrid’s old town conceals behind its modest outward appearance an ambitious approach to sustainable construction. The building integrates naturally into the urban fabric thanks to its size a
Applying the principles of urban space to a small developing community, the facility provides spaces where guests can engage with one another as well as with the nature around. Both blocks of the hostel have an outer gallery that connects the modules
The construction of two preschool classrooms completes an educational complex that has managed to thrive in a Kenyan village thanks to successive charity efforts and local initiative. For the raising of the two rectangular volumes, the project involv
The Ibermutuamur Integral Service Center is inserted as an efficient, compact, modulated, and consistent health facility. It is designed as a hinge element between the new road grid on the Prado de la Vega housing estate and the green area alongside
Bjarke Ingels's firm BIG has won the competition for The Village, a non-academic student center in the Homewood campus, in Baltimore, of Johns Hopkins University. Encompassing 13,935 square meters, the fragmented and cascading composition of stacked
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
Buildings can become greener. They can use more recycled steel and can be prefabricated in off-site factories, greatly reducing lorry journeys. But no other building material has environmental credentials as exciting and overlooked as wood. The energ