Trends in construction with wood
Timber construction has experienced a remarkable resurgence in recent years, fueled by its unique combination of elegance, warmth and sustainability. As the world looks for greener solutions, wood, a natural and renewable material, has become the most popular choice among architects, builders and home owners. In this blog, we will explore the main trends in wood construction that are transforming the industry and providing a new perspective on design and sustainable construction.
1. Contemporary architecture with wood
Wood has ceased to be associated only with rural structures and cabins to become a key element in contemporary architecture. Advances in construction techniques and wood treatments have allowed its use in larger projects, including multi-story buildings and urban structures. The combination of wood with other materials such as glass and steel has resulted in modern and avant-garde designs that capture everyone’s attention
2. Cross laminated timber or CLT structures
Cross laminated timber, mostly known as CLT by its acronym in English (Cross laminated timber), has revolutionized construction and working with wood, gaining more and more importance in the construction sector.
CTL panels are composed of several layers of wood arranged at perpendicular angles, which gives them great strength and structural stability. These sheets of CTL are manufactured in workshops and installed on the construction site, which speeds up work times and reduces waste. This technique is particularly attractive in housing projects, commercial buildings and public spaces.
For these reasons, CTL structures stand out and are a great option for all kinds of projects, being the best option thanks to their appearance, versatility and sustainability.
3. Prefabricated houses
Prefabricated houses are booming in the world of construction with wood thanks to the great advantages they bring to users, they are attracting more and more attention in the sector. There are many examples and architectural studies that demonstrate the current trend of prefabricated wooden houses, since these mix innovation and comfort at a lower price than that of a traditional house. In the same way, the construction period of a prefabricated wooden house is shorter than for a traditional house.
In addition, with this kind of sustainable constructions it is possible to be energetically efficient with high levels of bioclimatic comfort. But it has more advantages, prefabricated wooden houses are also durable constructions, safe, anti-seismic and above all sustainable and environmentally friendly.
4. Biophilic design
Biophilic designs seek to recreate and enhance the experience of being in nature within built spaces, with the aim of improving people’s well-being and quality of life. By connecting with nature in urban and indoor environments, a healthier, more productive and harmonious environment is promoted.
The term “biophilia” refers to the innate, biological connection that human beings have with nature. Biophilic designs are based on the idea that, by integrating natural elements and features in our indoor and outdoor spaces, we can improve our well-being, productivity and quality of life.
Some of the characteristics and elements that include biophilic designs consist of the use of natural materials such as wood and other organic elements in the construction and decoration of spaces, or the creation of outdoor areas such as patios, terraces or gardens where users can interact and enjoy nature directly.
In addition, through the use of patterns and textures inspired by nature in materials such as floors, coverings and furniture, we manage to provide a tactile and visual sensation connected to the natural environment.
In conclusion, we can see that building with wood has become a booming trend, driven by its elegance, sustainability and health benefits. From contemporary architecture to the use of prefabricated panels such as CLT, wood has left its mark on the world of construction. In addition, its low environmental impact and its ability to create healthy environments make it an attractive option for those looking to build sustainably. By following these trends and taking advantage of the benefits of building with wood, we can create spaces that are beautiful, functional and environmentally friendly
Over the last two years, we have noticed a significant growth in the number of works with wood. Architecture, structures and even furniture, every area of the wood sector is subject to trends and their changes.
At Pallars Fustes, we are constantly renewed and attentive to new trends with wood to offer our customers the latest news and the best service.