#14 – Batimat Building Smarter

Wood on the Rise

“Wood, a sustainable and natural substance, is the ideal material of this constructive revolution in progress,” said Eric Richard, architect at Kerosene, in magazine Séquences Bois on July 6.

Throughout the construction trade fair, exhitibors presented wood in interesting ways. We learned more about Accoya wood, an innovative solution for indoor and outdoor projects, and spoke with window manufacturer Millet Groupe, which recycles its products and uses the wood to make unique stools.

“Rich experience accumulated by centuries of expertise,” Richard continues, “Those in the timber industry, from stakeholders and forestry operators to the architect and engineer, have adapted to changing times to make wood a high-tech material, perfectly suited to the design of the most efficient structural envelopes and, it must be said, often the most beautiful.”

According to the French National Committee for the Development of Wood (CNDB), which held a conference November 5, wood appears to respond to specific needs with its flexible and lightweight construction methods.

Industrial designer Robert Taranczeski and engineer Curt Beck, the founders of LignoTube technologies, have come up with a lightweight wooden tube. Several layers of wooden veneer are joined and glued to a ply composite, always glued crosswise.

 


About the Author

American artist Erin Tallman is a journalist for various online publications and is the Editor in Chief of AgriExpo e-magazine and ArchiExpo e-magazine. She has published three books, including her first novel.

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