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Mass Timber: Shattering the Myth of Code Exceptions

9 days ago   |   By Arch Daily

T3 Minneapolis. Image Courtesy of DLR Group
Structural timber is in the midst of a renaissance; an ironic trend given that timber is arguably the most ancient of building materials. But new innovations in structural timber design have inspired a range of boundary-pushing plans for the age-old material, including everything from bridges to skyscrapers. Even more crucially, these designs are on the path to realization, acceding to building codes that many view as restrictive to the point of impossibility. The timber structures of today aren't just breaking records - they're doing it without...
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