In towns and cities, wood is excellent for use in extensions and new projects on complex sites. Urban development of today waits for no man – a bridge, an extension or a new building can be prefabricated and rapidly lifted into place without the need for long-term construction sites that disturb local infrastructure and the day-to-day routines of city life.
The future is wooden
Many Swedish architectural firms are now being commissioned to design wooden apartment blocks by clients who believe wood reduces environmental impact, shortens construction times and cuts costs. Architects are responding to this challenge by designing rich urban sites where the playful quality of wood plays a key role in creating environments that are synonymous with everyday life. With wood you can build tall and rational housing in a more environment-friendly way than other construction methods allow, while the building material itself gives the structure a human scale.