Woodrise

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The first wooden tower in Africa

HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates unveils their proposal for a wooden residential tower in downtown of Lagos; the most populated city in Africa with more than 16 million inhabitants.…

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Strasbourg pulsates with Sensations

Located in the Deux-rives neighborhood in Strasbourg, the “Îlot bois” (wood block) is a showcase for the ecological city under construction. One of its latest developments is now emerging, an…

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The Arbour project, a new wood building in Toronto

The Arbour is a 12-storey building and is designed to be an example of innovative, sustainable construction and an icon for the future development of Toronto. Situated right on the…

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Robotic collaboration in timber construction

Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real project for the first time. The load-bearing timber modules, which are prefabricated by robots,…

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Transforming Cities into Forests: Sumitomo Forestry’s Big Bet

The Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry, founded in 1691, celebrated its 350th anniversary in a big way with the W350 project. The 350-meter, 71-story timber high-rise is being designed for 2041!…

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The Seismic Design and Performance of Wood Buildings

The seismic behaviour of wood buildings is often one of their best attributes. Despite this inherent advantage, experience has shown that inadequate seismic analysis and design can lead to significant…

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