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This Week in Wood: World’s Tallest Wood Building Proposed for Paris

  Is this sky-high structure the wooden equivalent to the Eiffel Tower? Proposed for Paris, the 35-story tower at the center of the Baobab complex will be the world’s tallest building made of wood if it ends up being built. In collaboration with French architectural partners DVVD and real estate group REI France, Canadian architecture …

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Livable Furniture: Wood Frame Houses Built into Chair Bases

Fine furniture craftsmanship, stick frame construction and out-of-the-box recycling come together in cool sculptural creations by woodworker and artist Ted Lott. Old chairs, reduced to the bare bones of their frames, become the unlikely foundations for miniature houses, the pieces all fitting together with incredible precision. Look closely at the flat fronts of these miniatures …

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Classic Cottages Made Modern: Stylish Wood in Vermont

This group of beautiful cottages on the Marlboro College campus in Vermont take visual cues from the college’s traditional architecture, echoing centuries of Vermont traditions, while updating them for the modern era. Designed by HGA Architects, the cottages provide cozy and comfortable housing for classical musicians who come to collaborate with students during a seven-week …

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Cultural Perceptions of Building with Wood (video)

“Wood is the most technologically advanced material I can build with, it just so happens that Mother Nature holds the patent.” – Micheal Green Michael Green wants to solve architecture’s biggest challenge — meeting worldwide housing demand without increasing carbon emissions — by building with carbon-sequestering wood instead of concrete and steel. Michael Green is …

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