wood architecture

Wood architecture

Wood architecture is the section of arkitectureonweb dedicated to all those architectural and design projects that choose this material as the central element of the project. A way of building that has been continuously expanding in recent years thanks to the countless advantages it brings: energy saving, sustainability, lightness, speed of construction and good seismic and fire resistance behavior.

But what are the main construction systems in the field of wood architecture?

The Xlam structure: this is a massive technique that involves the use of load-bearing elements made of multilayer panels within the wooden constructions, whose static behavior is similar to that of slabs.

The Block House technique, one of the first used, is a massive solution and involves the overlapping of heavy wooden elements, once trunks, interlocked.

The frame construction system is a light solution that involves the construction of a load-bearing skeleton with non-load-bearing infill panels.

The Platform Frame construction system allows the construction of wood architectures up to 4 floors high in a short period of time. The load-bearing walls consist of wooden joists at regular intervals, closed by rigid panels based on wood or plaster.

Finally we find the laminated wood which allows to create wooden constructions of considerable size and complicated geometries, with spans even over 30 meters. The glulam beams are made by gluing together smaller wooden elements.

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Wooden living modules

The concept of module in wood architecture is based on the use and repetition of basic schemes to compose and develop more complex structures. The individual wooden living modules can be joined together to meet the functional and space needs of those who use them, creating larger wooden constructions. The housing modules are easily transportable and are widely used in wooden architecture.

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Wooden villas

The wooden villas are examples of state-of-the-art wood architecture, that guarantee very high energy savings and maximum living well-being of the people who live in them. Wood architecture also guarantees high flexibility in the construction of complex structures, leaving room for the architect's creativity.

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Residential complexes in wood

Current technology in the field of wood architecture allows the construction of residential complexes and multi-storey buildings, while maintaining the total safety and comfort that characterize more compact buildings. Sustainable and comfortable buildings, including multi-storey buildings.

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Wooden hotels and restaurants

Wood architecture is also an excellent choice for the construction of hospitality buildings such as hotels and restaurants. Wood, with its great aesthetic value and its high performance, allows the rapid construction of buildings that are safe, comfortable and pleasant.

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Wooden schools

Wood architecture is an ideal choice for school buildings, on the one hand for the aesthetic value of the wood, warm and welcoming, on the other for the technical and performance characteristics of the material. The wood architectures also have excellent performances in terms of fire and anti-seismic safety, characteristics particularly appreciable in the construction of a school building.