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Researchers Develop a Transparent Wood That May Revolutionize Eco-Friendly Building

A new process strips color from the wood and replaces it with an acrylic filler, resulting in a clear material<p>Lars Berglund of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden has developed what could very well be the next big trend in sustainable building: transparent wood. The material, which …

Finne Architects Design A Home Overlooking Elliot Bay In Seattle

Nils Finne of FINNE Architects, has sent us one of his recently completed projects, the Elliot Bay House, located in Seattle, Washington.<p>The …

Architecture

The First All-Wood High-Rise Buildings Are Going Up In The United States

In New York and Portland, two high-rise buildings will be made not from concrete or metal, but a throwback material: good old trees.<p>It seems as if New York City is always under construction. Every few blocks, steel frames and concrete beams are formed and stacked high in the air. Now a new 10-story …