Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, a leading international architecture, interior design, and engineering firm, have released their research report detailing how a 42 storey sky scraper could be built using timber as the main structural element.
Concrete is proposed at critical stress areas, such as joints and foundations, while various methods are employed to take care of acoustic and fire requirements.
A good summary of the report can be found here, by the Softwood Lumber Board, who commissioned the report. It’s exciting to see major architectural firms forging the way in massive timber construction with this kind of detailed ground work.
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