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Advanced Timber Construction Industry: A Review of 350 Multi-Storey Timber Projects from 2000–2021

Institute for Computational Design and Construction, University of Stuttgart, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
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Buildings 2022, 12(4), 404; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings12040404
Received: 8 February 2022 / Revised: 6 March 2022 / Accepted: 9 March 2022 / Published: 25 March 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Timber Structures: Latest Developments, Challenges, and Perspectives)
Throughout the last two decades the timber building sector has experienced a steady growth in multi-storey construction. Although there has been a growing number of research focused on trends, benefits, and disadvantages in timber construction from various technical perspectives, so far there is no extensive literature on the trajectory of emerging architectural typologies. This paper presents an examination of architectural variety and spatial possibilities in current serial and modular multi-storey timber construction. It aims to draw a parallel between architectural characteristics and their relation to structural systems in timber. The research draws from a collection of 350 contemporary multi-storey timber building projects between 2000 and 2021. It consists of 300 built projects, 12 projects currently in construction, and 38 design proposals. The survey consists of quantitative and qualitative project data, as well as classification of the structural system, material, program, massing, and spatial organization of the projects. It then compares the different structural and design aspects to achieve a comprehensive overview of possibilities in timber construction. The outcome is an identification of the range of morphologies and a better understanding of the design space in current serial and modular multi-storey mass timber construction. View Full-Text
Keywords: multi-storey timber construction; timber buildings; mass timber construction; survey; typologies; trends and perspectives; timber morphologies multi-storey timber construction; timber buildings; mass timber construction; survey; typologies; trends and perspectives; timber morphologies
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Svatoš-Ražnjević, H.; Orozco, L.; Menges, A. Advanced Timber Construction Industry: A Review of 350 Multi-Storey Timber Projects from 2000–2021. Buildings 2022, 12, 404. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings12040404

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Svatoš-Ražnjević H, Orozco L, Menges A. Advanced Timber Construction Industry: A Review of 350 Multi-Storey Timber Projects from 2000–2021. Buildings. 2022; 12(4):404. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings12040404

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Svatoš-Ražnjević, Hana, Luis Orozco, and Achim Menges. 2022. "Advanced Timber Construction Industry: A Review of 350 Multi-Storey Timber Projects from 2000–2021" Buildings 12, no. 4: 404. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings12040404

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