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Trends in Contemporary Green Design for 2014 and Beyond (Part 1) - Wood

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Trends in Contemporary Green Design for 2014 and Beyond (Part 1) - Wood

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This week, we begin a three-part series discussing Design Trends in Contemporary Green Buildings covering four most predominant materials in contemporary architecture: wood, concrete, glass and metal.

Wood

Wood is an essential element of a number of the most far–reaching building structures. Wood is renewable and sustainable, solid, warm and attractive. Wood can be bent and shaped to the most modern of designs. It is the material of the moment for contemporary architecture and this post allows readers to get a glimpse of the most exciting and dynamic new uses of wood in the contemporary architecture around the word.

Things to Know about Wood

  • As trees grow they naturally absorb CO2.  A cubic metre of wood contains roughly 0.8 tonnes of CO2
  • When a tree is felled, it continues to store carbon for the remainder of its life as a wood product or in part of a building
  • Relative to the wood design, the steel and concrete designs released more air pollution, produced more solid wastes, used more resources, required more energy, emitted more greenhouse gases and discharged more water pollution (Canadian Wood Coucil)
  • Wood windows help to reduce energy demands at least as well as u-PVC and enhance the value of the house
  • Wood floors don't only look good, but also have health benefits too in that they don't harbor mites and dust 
  • Wood can be easily repaired and re-used

Here are some truly interesting examples of eco-friendly and architecturally fastinacting buildings:

 

Finland 

Pieta-Linda Auttila - Wisa Wooden Design Hotel

Pieta-Linda Auttila - Wisa Wooden Design Hotel

Pieta-Linda Attila - Wisa Wooden Design Hotel

Pieta-Linda Attila - Wisa Wooden Design Hotel

Seppo Hakli - Villa Bruun

Seppo Hakli - Villa Bruun

USA

Bohlin CywinskiJackson- Combs Point

Bohlin CywinskiJackson- Combs Point

Creekside Residence by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Creekside Residence by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Ridge House by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Ridge House by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Switzerland

New Monte Rosa Hut by Eth-Studio

New Monte Rosa Hut by Eth-Studio

New Monte Rosa Hut by Eth-Studio

New Monte Rosa Hut by Eth-Studio

New Monte Rosa Hut by Eth-Studio

New Monte Rosa Hut by Eth-Studio

Morger + Dettli

Morger + Dettli

Morger + Dettli 

Morger + Dettli 

The Netherlands

Onix - Plank Chimney House

Onix - Plank Chimney House

Onix - Plank Chimney House

Onix - Plank Chimney House

Japan

Kengo Kuma - Cafe Kureon

Kengo Kuma - Cafe Kureon

Kengo Kuma - Jugetsudo Kabukiza - (The Tearoom)

Kengo Kuma - Jugetsudo Kabukiza - (The Tearoom)

Kengo Kuma - Starbucks Coffee at Dazaifutenmangu Omotesando

Kengo Kuma - Starbucks Coffee at Dazaifutenmangu Omotesando

Kengo Kuma - Sake no Hana 

Kengo Kuma - Sake no Hana 

New Zealand

Herbst Architects -  Timms Bach House

Herbst Architects -  Timms Bach House

Herbst Architects - Timms Bach House

Herbst Architects - Timms Bach House

Canada

L'OEFF - House in Four Field

L'OEFF - House in Four Field

KPMB - Toronto Mid-Century Bungalow Renovation

KPMB - Toronto Mid-Century Bungalow Renovation

KPMB - Toronto Mid-Century Bungalow Renovation

KPMB - Toronto Mid-Century Bungalow Renovation

KPMB - Reisman-Jenkinson Residence 

KPMB - Reisman-Jenkinson Residence 

KPMB - Reisman-Jenkinson Residence 

KPMB - Reisman-Jenkinson Residence 

Cliff Smith - Ontario

Cliff Smith - Ontario

Cliff Smith - Ontario

Cliff Smith - Ontario

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