Architecture and design firm Adjaye Associates has designed the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 5400-m2 (58,125-sf) library seeks to be a space of excellence, learning, research, discourse, and cultural exchange predicated on the African perspective.
Design firm DIALOG has developed a prototype design that could see hybrid mass timber towers sprouting in major cities and climbing as high as 105 storeys. The patent-pending design will also produce hybrid timber towers that are zero-carbon—a made-in-Canada solution to one of the world’s most pressing issues: climate change.
Designed by Snøhetta, the new timber office building for trekking and travel company ASI Reisen, situated in Natters, Austria, is inspired by a symbiosis between nature and humanity. Surrounded by a lush exterior, the four-storey structure combines timber frame construction with solid wooden elements to optimize material use and allow for the greatest amount of open floor plans.
Software company Atlassian plans to build the world’s tallest hybrid timber building for its new headquarters in the tech precinct of Central Station, Sydney, Australia. The tower will be 180-m (590-ft) high.