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Wooden Skyscraper Proposed for Stockholm
"Scandinavian firm C. F. Møller has revealed proposals that could see the world's tallest timber-framed building constructed in Stockholm," reports Amy Frearson. "As one of three shortlisted proposals in a housing design competition, the 34-storey Wooden Skyscraper is presented by architect C. F. Møller, architect Dinell Johansson and consultant Tyréns as a vision of future housing that would be cheaper, easier and more sustainable than typical steel and concrete constructions."
"Wooden pillars, beams, walls, ceilings and window frames will all be visible through the building's glass facade," says Frearson. "The presented designs also include a concrete core, although [C. F. Møller architect Ola Jonsson] says this could be replaced with wood. 'We believe a modern building should use every material for its best purpose,' he adds."