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    Bowdoin College Unveils Maine’s First Commercial Mass Timber Project

    … a more literal sense.’” The mass timber structures of the new buildings echo the nearby pine trees and evoke the legacy of Maine’s timber trade. Would you like to comment on this article? Send your thoughts to: [email protected] Education Justin R. Wolf LatestViewpointsHow Can We Chart a Sustainable Future for Interior …

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    This Mass Timber Office Tower Was Assembled Like a Giant IKEA Set

    … different reasons.” The courtyard is used for informal meetings and special events, including music performances, happy hours, presentations, and workshops. Inside, public space connects the community to architecture. “We’ve hosted community groups, and a series of presentations and talks on mass timber,” she says. “We’ve set it up as a gallery also …

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    3 Mass-Timber Shops That Put the “Super” Back in Supermarket

    … in SupermarketWorking with the latest mass timber technology, architects across Europe are redefining grocery stores to support community and sustainability goals.ProfilesShigeru Ban Is Unimpressed by the Mass-Timber BoomThe Pritzker Prize–winning maestro of timber architecture, Shigeru Ban reflects on a career spent designing with wood and weighs in on contemporary mass timber buildings.

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    The Royal Park Canvas Hotel Pushes the Limits of Mass Timber

    … into Modern FurnitureThe Detroit-based manufacturer is one of several groups drawing on breakthrough research, tools, and sourcing systems to change building-material reuse.Products10 Architecture and Design Books Worth Adding to Your Reading ListMETROPOLIS rounds up the best new books on architecture, urbanism, design, and sustainability. Projects3 Adaptive Reuse Projects Prioritize Flexibility for …

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    Finding a Future for Mass Timber in Hospitality

    … tones.ViewpointsLong-Term Thinking from Design’s Next GenerationPrioritizing equity and sustainability, the portfolios of Metropolis’s 2023 Future100 students offer a glimpse of what’s next in architecture and design.

  • the exterior of Shigeru Ban's Centre Pompidou in Metz features a translucent roof with a visible wooden lattice system

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    Shigeru Ban Is Unimpressed by the Mass-Timber Boom

    … Becker was tasked with its renovation.

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    How Mass Timber Could Help Reduce Wildfire Risk

    … The findings suggest that diversity of tree species, of their height, and of their spacing are also important factors in mitigating wildfires. Thus obtaining the material for mass timber by thinning small trees from forests might make even more sense than growing it. Macdonald, the TallWood director, speculates that this approach could be useful to …

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    In Germany, a Cradle-to-Cradle Firehouse Proves the Power of Mass Timber

    … reused or recycled. No adhesives, paints, plasters, or chemical treatments were applied, and timber elements were fastened with screws, not nailed or glued. Most significantly, all building technology remains visible so that it can be easily repaired or replaced when the time comes. Would you like to comment on this article? Send your thoughts …

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    Hickok Cole Brings Mass Timber to the Capital

    … selected LatestProfilesWoodward Throwbacks Transforms Landfill-Bound Goods into Modern FurnitureThe Detroit-based manufacturer is one of several groups drawing on breakthrough research, tools, and sourcing systems to change building-material reuse.Products10 Architecture and Design Books Worth Adding to Your Reading ListMETROPOLIS rounds up the best new books on architecture, urbanism, design, and sustainability …

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    In Sweden, the Sara Kulturhus Expands the Possibilities of Mass Timber

    … giving them a second life—it’s preparing them for later reincarnations.