Timber Construction

Wood construction has a long tradition and cultural significance in alpine regions. Following catastrophic fires in densely populated spaces, wood was replaced by solid construction methods in the 19th century. In the 1980s a renaissance of timber construction began in central Europe. Resourceful business people, engineers and architects rediscovered the qualities of the building material and developed new tools, systems as well as a new form of architectural expression. Modern timber buildings are highly fire resistant and the construction technique is slowly regaining its status as a trusted building method. The research of new systems and styles of architectural expression should be understood in this context. The goals of this work are: Making wood a feature of architecture rather than hiding it, as is done in market-leading construction methods. Creating atmosphere by consciously exposing the structural properties of timber. Using the tactile qualities of timber in a visible way.

______Post Construction____________Skeletal Construction_____

__Stacked Board Construction________Log Construction________

_____Frame Construction____________Slab Construction_______