Mjøstårnet, a mixed-use building in Brumunddal, Norway, is the world’s tallest timber building. At 85.4 m (280 ft), it is also the third-tallest building in Norway and the country’s tallest with mixed functions. The 18-floor building includes a hotel, private homes, and office space.
International auction house Sotheby’s is expanding its New York City headquarters. Designed by OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu and associate Christy Cheng, the redesign features new exhibition galleries.
The new office of Boston-based real estate firm Cresa has opened in the city’s Waterfront District. Tria provided interior architecture and corporate design services, creating an open, modern, and collaborative workspace that maximizes natural light and views of the Boston Harbor.
The unofficial voting results on code change proposals considered in 2018 have been released by the International Code Council (ICC). It includes passage of the entire package of 14 tall mass timber code change proposals.
Advocates for mass timber construction boast of faster construction times, lower labor costs, and environmental benefits. However, some building professionals are skeptical. The design firm Hickok Cole has designed Timber Towers, a conceptual 60-story mass timber skyscraper, to showcase what is possible with wood.