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post updated 7 Feb 2021

Sustainable Timber Buildings

Stadthaus, 24 Murray Grove, east London, England, UK
Design: Waugh Thistleton
Stadthaus Murray Grove Housing
Stadthaus photo : Will Pryce
Timber Residential Building
Constructed entirely in timber, the nine-storey high-rise is the tallest timber residential building in the world. Comprising private units for housebuilder Telford Homes and affordable housing for social housing provider Metropolitan Housing Trust, Stadthaus provides twenty-nine apartments.
The building has been assembled using a cross-laminated timber panel system pioneered by manufacturers KLH of Austria and is akin to jumbo plywood, arriving on site in panels up to 13m in length. Designed in collaboration with structural engineers Techniker, this is the first building in the world of this height to construct not only load-bearing walls and floor slabs but also stair and lift cores entirely from timber. If you are interested to know more about sustainable timbers, you can simply ask Armstrong Supplies. They will give you a great answer.

Metropol Parasol – Redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon, Seville, Spain
Design: J. MAYER H. architects
Spanish Wooden Building - Sustainable Timber Architecture Timber Building Spain
photos : David Franck
Spanish Timber Building
The Redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon is a “new icon” for Seville – a place of identification and to articulate Seville’s role as one of the world´s most fascinating cultural destinations. Metropol Parasol explores the potential of the Plaza de la Encarnacion to become the new contemporary urban centre.

Sustainable Timber Architecture Events

Canadian Wood Lectures, Buffalo, USA : Brigitte Shim / Mario Saia / Richard Kroeker
Canadian Wood Building
picture from organiser
Canadian Wood Lectures

Scottish Timber
Ministerial Launch of Timber Development Programme & “New Timber Architecture in Scotland” Publication by Peter Wilson – Scottish Timber Building News

Norwegian Timber Buildings
Norwegian Wood Building - Sustainable Timber Architecture
picture from organiser
Norwegian Wood Building Design

RIAS Sustainability Conference

RIAS Sustainable Timber Conference, 17 + 18 Oct 2002
The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, Scotland

Sustainable Timber: Scottish Building Industry

By adopting multidisciplinary solutions, the past can inform the future. Timber and the Built Environment aims to offer guidance, engender confidence, and positively demonstrate to practitioners the benefits of sourcing and using sustainably produced timbers.

Specifiers should have a better awareness of the context and profile of timber in terms of maintenance in order to design in success. The programme will present a variety of relevant case studies to offer a broader understanding of the material’s potential.

This Timber conference will be useful to inter-disciplinary groups including: planners, building control officers, architects, surveyors, academics, conservationists, timber industry, manufacturers and suppliers, timber treatment specialists and public sector agencies.
This Timber Architecture event supports the Scottish Executive’s policy on architecture which aims to develop an understanding of architectural and sustainability issues and the provision of appropriate skills for the building industry.

Timber and the Built Environment will address perceptions and challenges associated with timber in use. Drawing on experience from the past, it will provide guidance, inspiration and new ideas for the future use of timber through good design.

Sustainable Architecture

Cross Laminated Timber
Hackney Egg - Sustainable Timber Architecture
photo © David Grandorge

Scottish Wood Architecture
David Douglas Centre, Scotland - Scottish Timber Building in Pitlochry
Completed building

Sustainable Timber Architecture Conference Organisers

Historic Scotland
Scottish Executive
Forestry Commission
University of Abertay, Dundee
International Society for the Built Environment
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland

Sustainable Timber Architecture Conference Topics

Sustainable timber production and sourcing in Scotland
Timber management in historic buildings
Future trends in timber treatment
Healthy design and healthy buildings
Current practice in conservation and repair
Engineering a heritage solution today
Timber case studies in Scotland, the UK and Scandinavia

For more info on Scottish Timber contact: Forestry Commission, Scotland

Scottish Architecture Tour: best Scottish buildings of the last three decades
V&A Dundee Building
render from V&A

Buildings / photos for the Sustainable Timber Architecture page welcome