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Project Portfolio

Building with Wood
Long one of the most universally applied construction materials, wood established itself as so indispensable to the built world that it began to be overlooked, practically invisible. In recent years, technical advances have given birth to a wide range of process innovations, such as CNC milling and off-site assembly, as well as engineered-wood products with enhanced performance properties. These developments have prompted designers to take a new interest in the material, exploring not only its aesthetic appeal but also its structural potential and environmental value. On the following pages, a sampling of projects—from a seven-story office building that employs traditional wood joinery to a new model for ultra-energy-efficient housing —highlight surprising new uses of this age-old material.
July 2014
Image: Will Pryce
52 Whitmore Road
Waugh Thistleton
London, United Kingdom
July 2014
Image: Timothy Hursley
Lions Park Scout Hut
Rural Studio
Greensboro, Alabama
July 2014
Image: Michael Moser
Soft House
Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA Matx)
Hamburg, Germany
July 2014
Image: Didier Boy De La Tour
Tamedia Headquarters Expansion
Shigeru Ban Architects
Zurich, Germany
July 2014
Image: Image courtesy Michael Green Architecture
Teaching an Old Material New Tricks
Michael Green Architecture, Studio Gang Architects, HCMA
Prince George, British Columbia, Michigan, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
July 2014
Image: Paul Warchol
TED Theater
Rockwell Group
Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada
Project Portfolio Archive
June 2014
Image: Bruce Damonte
474 Natoma
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
San Francisco, California
June 2014
Image: Albert Vecerka/Esto
Henderson-Hopkins
Rogers Partners
Baltimore, Maryland
June 2014
Image: Tom Powel
Navy Green Supportive Housing
Architecture in Formation
Brooklyn, New York
June 2014
Image: Timothy Hursley
Northwest Arkansas Free Health Center
Marlon Blackwell Architect
Fayetteville, Arkansas
June 2014
Image: Tim Griffith
Rene Cazenave Apartments
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
San Francisco, California
June 2014
Image: Iwan Baan
Village Health Works Staff Housing
Louise Braverman, Architect
Kigutu, Burundi, Africa
May 2014
Image: © Roland Halbe
Emerson Los Angeles
Morphosis Architects
Los Angeles, California
May 2014
Image: © Iwan Baan
Museo Jumex
David Chipperfield Architects
Mexico City, Mexico
May 2014
Image: © Thomas Mayer
Sancaklar Mosque
Emre Arolat Architects
Istanbul, Turkey
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