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Ecotone: Proposal for Europe’s Largest Wooden Construction Links City to Nature

As architects all over the world begin to embrace wood as a primary material for all sorts of projects, we’re seeing some incredible visions of large-scale timber structures that bring warmth, character and sustainability to urban areas that might otherwise feel cold and impersonal. Entering the field as a proposal for Europe’s largest wooden construction …

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Black-Painted Pine Pairs with Steel in a Rugged & Dramatic Chilean Cabin

We’ve seen some seriously cool pine architecture (and even furniture!) that’s either painted black for a striking modern appearance or intentionally, carefully charred with a technique like “shou sugi ban” to make it stronger and more resistant to moisture, mold, insects and even fire. While some people might find black architecture creepy, others find it …

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This Modern Pine Home Takes Inspiration from Traditional Barn Raisings

Traditional barn raising, the process by which communities come together to assemble a timber frame barn, informed the process of constructing a beautiful new home made of pine near Rhinebeck, New York. “Much like the traditional community barn-raising events of the past, the entire timber structure of the home was raised as ‘bent’ frames in …

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Pine, Inside and Out: Pinwheel-Shaped Modern Cabin Frames Wintry Views

Now here’s some cool modern cabin style! Clad in pine inside and out, this compact residence by Mork Ulnes Architects features a pinwheel-shaped plan to frame four different views of the wintry landscape. Not only does this result in a highly unusual house shape, it gives each individual wing of home additional privacy along with …

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Wooden Skyscraper City! New Stockholm Proposal Reaches for the Skies

Why shouldn’t we have entire cities made of wood – including skyscrapers? As ultra-tall timber towers are completed around the world – with many more in the planning stages – the creation of entire wood-based developments is a natural next step. Stockholm, Sweden could be the first to realize this dream with a new proposal …

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Nolla Cabin: This Minimalist Modern Holiday Home is Bursting with Sustainable Style

Who needs wifi and electricity when you’ve got views like this? The Nolla cabin on the island of Vallisaari off the coast of Helsinki might be simple and small in stature, but it’s a beautiful setting for a nature-centric getaway that focuses on nature, togetherness and the power of temporary disconnection from modern life. Made …

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Raven Beach: Luxurious “Contemporary Camp” Home in the Vermont Woods

Thirty-three years ago, architect Milford Cushman and his wife, Terry Gregory, purchased a former government-funded pine tree farm in Vermont and built a small home for $36,000. Primarily constructed by hand using affordable materials and measuring just 900 square feet, the home may have been humble, but it was also infused with the couple’s love …

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