Wood conquering house construction
The end of a stepchild
At architecture forum 2014, DACH+HOLZ International in Cologne the oral presentations of picked architects (Swiss, Sweden,etc) exhibited what building with wood is and can be.
„Wood is just a monosyllabic word, but there are a world of fairy tale and miracles behind.“
It goes from mixed concepts to the aspiration to built only with wood, without any kind of steel and cement. But wood has its weaknesses above all the fire and to built multistory. So its difficult to construct an all-wood building with mostly a small budget. Often older buildings serving as a model and a perfect long-term study. They are showing wood in relation of time.
One of the chief points of the topic wood is sustainability. That means using natural materials in a way of efficiently using energy and other resources. As well reducing waste and pollution only by envirement degradation is spared. Although aesthetic of wood isn´t to ignore. Wood is beautiful for cladding and décor. It gives a warm and natural charakter.