Monthly Archives: December 2016

Work starts on Tokyo’s 2020 lattice timbered stadium

By |2017-12-07T22:38:41+00:00December 20th, 2016|Wooden buildings|

Construction work has begun on the Tokyo 2020 lattice timbered stadium, designed by Kengo Kuma, who was controversially selected over British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. Hadid was let go from the job back in July, despite having worked on the design for over two years. Kuma was revealed to be taking over the project in December,

Trees killed by mountain beetles used in wooden construction

By |2017-12-07T22:40:08+00:00December 15th, 2016|Wooden buildings|

Michael Green Architects have built a seven-storey building in Minneapolis, with timber salvaged from trees killed by mountain pine beetles. In the United States more than 60 million acres have been destroyed by the insect. The number of beetles have increased due to global warming, reports National Geographic. The scale of the current epidemic is