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.
Located in the city of Guilin, in China’s Guangxi region, thirteen wooden cabins tightly interspersed with lush trees, rising as high as their tops, form the Guilin Lebei Homestay Hotel, a work of the Beijing firm aoe architects. Each containing 27 s
Located 250 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, this climate research and visitor facility in Ilulissat, on Greenland’s rugged west coast, has opened to the public. The firm of the Danish architect Dorte Mandrup conceived it with a crooked structu
Foster+Partners’ first commission in Chile involves regenerating an existing mid-20th-century textile factory in the heart of Santiago. It will be part of a new mixed-use urban quarter. The masterplan extends onto an adjacent site, towards the plant’
A block wall shelters a small house that rises, freestanding, in the middle of a corner lot, in such a way that the interior opens out to a patio all around the building. Surrounding a core of bedrooms, a veranda contains the rest of the rooms, where
The Bregenz-based practice of Bernardo Bader raised a wooden wing for a school in Lustenau, a town of the Dornbirn district, in northern Austria. The exterior surfaces of the window and door frames are painted red, visually connecting with the existi
Marked by the simplicity of its structure of laminated timber, this simple building in the capital of the Catalonian comarca of Moyanés presents a sequence of portal frames, perpendicular to the street, that project asymmetrical cantilevers on top, f
The French firm TANK, headed by Olivier Camus and Lydéric Veauvy, designed this complex of 55 housing units wrapped in pinewood. The simple volume is part of a larger residential development that also includes a building by Agence Guervilly. The co
Encompassing 4,375 square meters, the project of the firm led by Ramon Bosch and Bet Capdeferro presents 35 apartments in the city of Girona, each containing six 12-square-meter rooms that sliding panels can join or separate, in accordance with progr
The firm of the Burkinabe architect Diébédo Francis Kéré was commissioned to build these educational facilities at the Lycée Schorge in Koudougou, also designed by Kéré Architecture. It will give high school graduates the opportunity to continue thei
A temporary space for open-air events in a residential area of central Tokyo features a vibrant lattice executed with oblong panels of cross-laminated cedarwood. Beneath its translucent skin of plastic resin fins, the pavilion features a recreation a
The unobstructed space inside a shed with a striking roof is home to a school for environmental studies that uses the building itself as a lesson on sustainability. Exemplifying restrained use of forest resources, the structure of V-forming pillars w
According to statistics gathered by the World Health Organization, as much as 93% of the children of the world are constantly breathing in polluted air. Airbubble is a project developed by the London firm ecologicStudio that endeavors to address this
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