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Making the Case for Wooden Buildings

Is mass timber the new frontier in low-carbon building? The National Building Museum's newest exhibition, Timber City, pays homage to the potential of tall timber structures which have strength comparable to steel.
May 9, 2017, 11am PDT | ArupAmericas
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Alan Levine

Curated and designed by Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura, founding partners of Boston-based architecture firm ikd, and National Building Museum curator and Virginia Tech architecture professor Susan Piedmont-Palladino, the exhibition makes the case that mass timber is a new frontier in low-carbon building. It also beats back the fears that have kept wood structural systems out of large buildings since the 1871 Chicago Fire.

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Published on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Doggerel
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