When skyscrapers already surprise us standing tall like redwoods, a number of growing wooden skyscrapers wow us. A treehouse isn’t just a fantasy anymore. Eventually, it’s obvious that wooden skyscrapers are going to be the future of modern architecture.
The earth is witnessing a tall building boom. People are in love with tall buildings. The steel-concrete skyscrapers are racing with each other to epitomize the glory of the modern city. However, the fondness for tall buildings won’t probably be changing but there will be a change in terms of materials.
Some architects came with an idea of constructing skyscrapers using wood. In fact, some architects already started building wooden buildings which set a new standard for the modern era. This article contains information regarding some of the wooden skyscrapers.
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This is an 18-story tower. At 173 feet tall, this building is in Vancouver BC, Canada. In fact, engineers used Cross Laminated Timer (CLT) which is as strong as steel but weighs 80% less. Engineers laminated and coated the timber with fire-resistant polyurethane glue.
You find this wooden tower in Bergen, Norway. Moreover, the 14 floors and 105 feet tall building has been ready for use in 2014.
The 19 floors Kulturhus 1 traps and stores carbon dioxide when normally other buildings emit it. In fact, wood construction sites produce less waste, noise, and traffic than conventional sites. The building is 249 feet tall, located in Skelleftea, Sweden. And you will see the building ready in 2019.