Wooden residential building

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NewsNews • 18 Feb 2022

Cornellà de Llobregat social housing in Barcelona becomes the largest wooden-structured residential building in Spain

On a site formerly occupied by the iconic Pisa cinema in the Barcelona municipality of Cornellà de Llobregat, this freestanding residential building by Peris+Toral Arquitectes comprises 85 social dwellings within five wood-framed floors supported by a reinforced concrete structure at ground floor. The project is the largest wooden-structured residential building in Spain and includes a total of 8,300 m2 of zero KM wood from the forests of the Basque Country. José Hevia In addition to the utilisation of wood as the primary construction material, a key design strategy of the multi-family concept was a layout of spaces which, by eliminating both private and communal passages and proposing instead ‘communicating rooms&... More

Project • By Perkins&WillApartments

Aimberê Perdizes

A multifamily apartment building that rescues the experience of living in a house in the middle of a big city. Designed by global studio Perkins and Will for You.Inc – one of São Paulo’s most prominent real estate companies – Aimberê Perdizes is located in the Perdizes, a traditionally residential region, connected to the city’s main economic and cultural points. The design seizes the neighbourhood’s bucolic and welcoming atmosphere, creating connection with the city without losing life quality.  “Quarantine has reinforced a latent need for broad residential with natural lighting and ventilation and connected to nature, providing the true feeling of being in a house instead of an apartm... More

Project • By Mei architects and plannersApartments


Commissioned by Nice Developers & Era Contour, Mei architects and planners designed 'SAWA': a unique and circular wooden residential building of 50 meters high, adding value to the neighbourhood and the city in the broadest sense. These "shared values" relate to CO2 reduction, the enhancement of biodiversity and the creation of a circular building with affordable housing for an inclusive community.  SAWA's exceptional feature is that the building is constructed entirely of CLT (cross laminated timber), with the use of concrete kept to a minimum. This makes SAWA the first full-height timber residential building in Rotterdam. The building is distinctive in its appearance due to the generous green terraces, which refer to the history... More