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.