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World’s tallest timber residential tower to be built – CNN Style

The 100-meter-tall construction will follow a system which replaces a concrete core with wood.

The 100-meter-tall construction will follow a system which replaces a concrete core with wood. Credit: Aesthetica Studio/Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

The project joins other architectural ventures looking to prove that timber can be used as a sustainable alternative to concrete and steel when building high-rises.

Source: World’s tallest timber residential tower to be built – CNN Style

Sustainable building: The hottest new material is, uh, wood – Vox

Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, UBC.

The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, at the University of British Columbia, showing off some timber. CIRS

Slabs of wood this large can match or exceed the performance of concrete and steel. CLT can be used to make floors, walls, ceilings — entire buildings. The world’s tallest mass timber structure, at 18 stories and over 280 feet, was recently built in Norway; there’s an 80-story wooden tower proposed for Chicago.

Source: Sustainable building: The hottest new material is, uh, wood – Vox