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10/3/14

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Wooden Skyscrapers Could Be the Future of Flat-Pack Cities Around the World

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Source: The Guardian

The rigidity of mass timber panels has tended to restrict architects to a “house of cards” design, whereby panels are slotted together and stacked on top of one another in repetitive patterns. But new innovations are coming thick and fast ... mega-firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill published a study that re-imagines the 42-storey Dewitt Chestnut apartment block as a timber tower.

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