Example of wooden architecture
Example of wooden architecture

Wooden buildings and works

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.

Architecture with wood is a form of construction that is based on the use of natural materials to create sustainable and environmentally responsible buildings. Wood offers many benefits as a renewable natural resource, including ease of processing, resistance to moisture and insects, thermal insulation and durability. Additionally, wood provides a warm, comfortable environment that encourages health and well-being.

Various types of wood such as oak, spruce or pine are used in wood architecture. Each offers different advantages in terms of aesthetics or characteristics of the final product.

The interesting thing is that this type of architecture can be used in multiple ways: from traditional load-bearing structures to modern prefabricated houses that can be built in a relatively short time.

But what are the main construction systems for building wooden buildings?

The Xlam structure: it is a massive technique which provides for the use of load-bearing elements inside the wooden buildings made up of multilayer panels, 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, stuck together.

The frame construction system is a lightweight 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 wooden buildings up to 4 floors high in a short period of time. The load-bearing walls are made up of wooden beams at regular intervals, closed by rigid wood or plaster-based panels.


Wooden cabin in nature
A Cabin from the '60s is renovated. Larch cladding and aluminium profiles

The Swedish architectural studio LLP Arkitektkontor located on the Bjärehalvön peninsula in Burensvik on the Baltic Sea is being renovated and extended in length, equipped with new windows and new openings with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape

Chalet surrounded by nature
Two-story chalet in Toronto. Architecture between landscapes and natural materials

The chalet designed by architecture studio AKB - Atelier KastelicBuffey, optimizes the scenic opportunities offered by the Blue Mountains, a city in Grey County located two hours northwest of Toronto

Wooden interior
Permeable living space. Open Space wooden interiors

The Tato Architects / Yo Shimada studio designs a residence for a family of four in which in the interior, it was possible to feel the mutual presence of the inhabitants, regardless of where they are located

Wooden house in the forest
House built on a difference in height. Modular wooden house

The modular wooden house, located on the beach of La Juanita, Uruguay and surrounded by forest, is designed by the architecture studio FRAM Arquitectos, on a site with a difference in height, enjoying the view of the sea

Bright house extension
New volume made of wood for a residence in Melbourne. Dwelling between Light and Garden

The Warc architecture studio renovates a residence, extending it with a wooden volume and connecting it to the garden at the back. The special feature of the house is the illumination of the spaces

Library with wooden slats
Glass and concrete library. Use of distinct and iconographic wood

The Yuwen Library, designed by MAYU Architects, is a key part of the ongoing projects for the communities of Tainan City: located in a quality residential area, the symbolic use of wood is scenic

Renovation of an old barn
Wooden house in the Modenese plain. Renovation of an old barn that was damaged by the earthquake

An old barn, partially damaged by the earthquake, is the subject of the renovation which has covered both the structural and the aesthetic features making the building suitable to withstand similar occurrences

Wooden storage
Depot in the Upstate of New York. Trend towards modernity and References to the vernacular

Recently completed, the depot located in the Upstate of New York is a symbol of attention to detail, modernity, expressed by color and minimalism of form and reference to the vernacular, visible from the gable roof of the building

Wooden hut
Shelter in the Romanian hills. Detailed planning and on-site assistance

Romanian architectural studio Blipsz!, under the supervision and on-site assistance of 4ZET architecture studio composed of VárdayZsolt and VárdayKinga builds a wooden shelter in a small and remote village in Romania, Ghimeș-Făget

Red villas among the pines
Villas among Swedish pine trees. Red wood as a reminder of tradition

Design of 11 scattered villas, located in the woods of the northern Swedish archipelago, among pines, mosses and blueberries, whose red painted wood cladding evokes the strong heritage of the terraced houses in the area where they are located

Wooden school
Innovative school building. Building technology for low energy consumption

Adolfsbergsskolan, designed by the architectural studio LLP Arkitektkontor is an innovative school building with excellent energy performance, commissioned by the municipality of Knivsta, Sweden, for an ambitious educational programme

Organic architecture in wood
Welcome point for a National Park in Canada. Wooden Organic Architecture

The award-winning project Discovery and Visitor's Center, designed by a Canadian studio, is the new welcome point for the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park, an organic architecture characterized by undulating shapes and wood cladding

Installation in wood
Room in the room. A wooden box is placed around a concrete column

A reinforced concrete column is the starting point of a small wooden installation. The exhibition hall, a small room measuring 2.5x2.5m, 3m high, is designed by Almannai Fischer Architekten as a box for works of art

Wooden dwelling among the trees
House surrounded by trees. Wooden modules and garden roof

The iRArquitectura studio designs a house, AA House, in a district of villas in the province of Buenos Aires, making the most of the exposure of the interiors that remain in keeping with a predetermined architectural model

wooden house among the trees
Three-storey wooden tower. Facade with movable panels with vertical slats

Indonesian architect Alexis Dornier designs a home in which openings play a key role. As a matter of fact, the façade is composed of movable screens with slats that filter the sunlight, attenuating its entrance into the interior

Cabin surrounded by nature
"H" shaped cabin. The dark wood blends elegantly into the pine forest in which it stands

The Craft&Bloom studio was commissioned to build a cabin perched in a pine forest, a few steps from the beach, in Muskoka, Canada. The result is a dark wood cabin with chameleon-like charm

Suburban dwelling
Wooden house on the outskirts of Melbourne. Echo architecture of Australian barns

The house, located on the outskirts of the city of Melbourne, was designed by Lovell Burton Architecture, and echoes the simple, rational forms of Australian barns, with a large roof that also partly defines the open spaces

wooden roof with triangular links
Wooden roof with triangular mesh. Continuous effect of light and shadow

Keukenhof relies on Mecanoo architecten studio for the design of an entrance suitable for the influx of visitors to the world-famous Dutch gardens: a unique wooden roof, resting on two volumes, becomes the gateway to the park

Sports center stand in green
Sports Centre in France. Complete renovation of the Wooden building

Agence ENGASSER & Associésun studio of architecture has constructed a sports centre in Bezons, France, a comprehensive urban renovation project involving a two-storey wooden building that houses the gyms

Residential complex in wood
Convex volume resembles the bow of a ship. Prefabricated wooden architecture

Located on the highest point of a hill ridge, the wooden building serves as a link between the existing buildings and a green area. The volume, designed by BurkhalterSumiarchitekten which is slightly convex in the centre resembles the bow of a ship

Curved wooden pavilion in a garden
Prefabricated, light and abstract pavilion. Wooden sculpture inside a garden

Guilherme Machado Vaz, Portuguese architect, is commissioned by the Matosinhos Town Hall in the district of Porto to design a wooden pavilion in a 19th century garden, as unrelated as possible to the idea of a traditional building

Extension in wood
House from the '60s. Contemporary wooden expansion with a playful character

The architecture studio nimtim proposes to expand the house of a
young designer and his family, which dates back to the ‘60s, trying to find a contemporary
character without forgetting the link to tradition

Renovated wooden attic
Recovery of the Wooden attic in Milan. Aesthetics is compared with technology

The +R studio is working on a three-storey building within the urban area of the Garden City in the north-east of Milan. The recovery of the attic includes the extension of the attic and the reorganization of the internal spaces

Birch interior shoe shop
Shoe shop in New York. Birch interiors finished by carpenters on site

JordanaMaisie Design Studio creates a birch wood shoe shop for FEIT, with unique furniture made by carpenters on site, with sloping geometries and skeletal walls that make the spaces brighter and more dynamic

Wooden house with white slats
Housing in a neighbourhood in Melbourne. The interplay of light and shadows gives personality

The material and shapes of the building are the key elements in the interplay of light and shadows of the house renovated and expanded by the Austrian studio in 2011, which considers the white wooden boards as a distinctive element of the building

Restaurant with colorful and wooden interior
Wood in different textures and colours. Intriguing design for the dining room of a restaurant

In Washington, the Crème studio is responsible for the designing of a restaurant, with the most varied combinations of geometries, textures, lines and colours that create a fun and inviting atmosphere, with references to the vivacity of South African textile heritage

Wooden reconstruction in the Philippines
Rebuilding with Wood in the Philippines. The Multipurpose Centre was established in collaboration with the Community

In November 2013, the Haiyan typhoon devastated the city of Tacloban, in the Philippines. Eriksson Furunes Architecture and Leandro V.Locsin Partners&Boase studios in collaboration with the community developed the project through a series of workshops

Office company with wooden walls
Interior design for new work spaces. The wood qualifies the space

Arrokabe arquitectos, in the interior design project for new work spaces, focuses on the differentiation of spaces through materials, and in particular wood, which qualifies the most central spaces at the expense of the perimeter ones

Log cabin in the woods
Wooden "Nest" in the woods in Finland. Local and recycled materials for Self-build Chalet

Designed and built by designer Robin Falck in the summer of 2010 over a two week period, the "Nest", as the designer himself calls it, in reference to the Italian "bird's nest", has completely local or recycled materials

Hotel between the Alps
Hotels near the Alpe di Siusi. New identity in harmony with nature

With the aim of enhancing and emphasizing the majestic mountain scenery, while preserving harmony with nature, the family-run hotel Valentinerhof is revisited and expanded, while respecting the values of local tradition