Linnaeus University in Sweden will host the seventh Forum Wood Building Nordic on September 27–28, 2018 in Växjö. The conference is an opportunity for academics and practitioners to meet and exchange experiences and to learn from the best within the field.
Post date: 27 Aug 2018
One of the main objectives of 4RinEU is to improve the energy performances of existing buildings through the renovation of their envelope. Therefore, within the project, a new concept of façade is being developed, namely a timber prefabricated multifunctional façade. These façade elements do not replace the existing façade, but they are added externally to the existing façade to increase its performances.
Post date: 28 May 2018
Vapour barriers and retarders are often needed to improve the hygro-thermal performance of the building envelope. Their use is particularly important in prefabricated timber façades, especially when critical boundary conditions occur.
However, considering the growing interest and use of such timber facade elements, an analysis of the performance of integrated membranes is needed in order to improve the material function curves available in the datasheets to enable the correct design of the whole wall structure.
Post date: 28 May 2018
The Biodiversum Visitor Centre is located in Remerschen on the edge of the Haff Réimech Nature Reserve.
The visitor centre building was designed to be closely tied to the land making it very relevant to the functions and activities of the centre itself. It has a low impact on the surrounding landscape and is purposely integrated into the environment where the project benefits from the redevelopment of a brownfield on a former industrial site in Remerschen.
Post date: 3 Dec 2017
Towards Adhesive Free Timber Buildings (AFTB)
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
The House on the Mountain was conceived as house for one family with three additional holiday apartments.
Post date: 25 May 2017
The building REZ L2 is located in an area of residential expansion outside of the urban centre of the city of Rovello Porro (CO), Lombardia Italy. This two storey, semi-detached residential dwelling is made with a wood frame construction.
The client decided on the use of this constructive system for the following reasons:
Post date: 8 May 2017
The new Sankt Franziskus elementary school in Halle went into use in February 2014. A scientific monitoring was initiated to evaluate the energy concept. The results show that the wood constructed school uses 90% less heating energy than comparable schools in Germany. The building envelope including box-type windows meets the passive house requirements. The school is heated by an air-heating system with district heating as energy source. The ventilation is connected to a ground-coupled heat exchanger and can be used to heat or to cool the building.
Post date: 23 Jan 2017
Treet or "The Tree" in Norwegian proves that sustainable solutions for buildings in an urban context can indeed be achieved by working across different sectors to create a cost-efficient, modular high-rise building using a prefabrication process. Finding inspiration in the long history of wood construction in Norway and, in particular timber bridge building, the decision to build a tall wood high-rise in Bergen was definitely appropriate. Along the way, Treet has also set a new record for being one of the tallest timber buildings to date.
Post date: 4 Jan 2017
QUICK FACTS: Energy saving methods /Standards/Materials
Structural elements: wood-concrete composite structural system
Dimensions: 8 storeys, height 27 m, width 13 m, length 24 m
Floor space: individually rentable areas 100 m² - 1,600 m², reception area, storage areas on every floor
Façades system: modular, constructed from recycled metal, visible wooden supporting structure
Energy standard: passive house technology
Windows: triple glazing
Post date: 6 Sep 2013