Beauty of wood in architecture

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  • Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016

TREET, a 14-storey timber apartment building in Bergen, Norway, is one of the tallest timber buildings in the world, designed by structural engineer and timber bridge specialist Rune Abrahamsen. Photo: Sweco Norge AS

Wood in a living space is always warm and inviting, and can have a rustic appeal. However, beyond aesthetics, timber can also be used to build large-scale structures such as bridges and multistorey apartments.

At the Malaysian Timber Council’s (MTC) international conference entitled “Wood Architecture – Art and Function” that was held late last year, timber experts from Europe and Britain shared timber’s potential in architecture.

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