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Architect unveils designs for totally timber towers

31 March 2015
Architect unveils designs for totally timber towers in Stockholm

Swedish architecture firm Tham & Videgård has unveiled designs for a set of four 20-storey apartment blocks made entirely of timber for an urban regeneration scheme in Stockholm.

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If they are approved and built, they would be the tallest timber buildings in the world, beating the current record-holder, the 10-storey Forte apartment block in Melbourne, built in 2012 by Lend Lease.

The buildings would be constructed entirely of Swedish solid wood, from the load bearing structure to the facade, finishes and windows.

“Through consistent use of a renewable material like wood, the result is a sustainable, well insulated and robust house structure with good potential to perform well over time, and minimize the total energy consumption,” the architect said in its announcement.

The buildings would be constructed entirely of Swedish solid wood, from the load bearing structure to the facade, finishes and windows (Tham & Videgård)

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