An Ode to Tim­ber

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Ar­chi­tect Rus­sell Ac­ton has de­signed the tallest con­tem­po­rary mass wood build­ing in the world. This 18-sto­ried Brock Com­mons Tall­wood House is built us­ing tim­ber, which has con­sis­tently proven to be most en­vi­ron­men­tally sus­tain­able ma­te­rial in com­par­i­son to other build­ing ma­te­ri­als. This wood struc­ture was com­pleted at the rate of two floors per week, much faster than con­ven­tional con­struc­tion meth­ods. The main struc­ture used glue-lam­i­nated col­umns and cross-lam­i­nated tim­ber pan­els.

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