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Wooden Skyscraper Proposed for Stockholm

In its entry for a competition hosted by Swedish building society HSB Stockholm, C.F. Moller Architects has proposed a 34-story wood-framed apartment tower - which would be the world's tallest wood building if constructed.
July 1, 2013, 10am PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"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."

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Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Dezeen
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