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9.11.2022

International Award for Wood Architecture 2022

The aim of the International Award for Wood Architecture is to present and reward excellence in the field of wood archit... The aim of the International Award for Wood Architecture is to present and reward excellence in the field of wood architecture. The annual award seeks to stimulate the development of innovative architectural thinking using wood, and to establish links between countries where wood construction plays an increasingly important role. Text: Puuinfo Read the article in …

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24.10.2022

TOAS Hippos

TOAS Hippos is the airy, vibrant, and urban student housing complex of the future. Located in the Kaleva area of Tampere... TOAS Hippos is the airy, vibrant, and urban student housing complex of the future. Located in the Kaleva area of Tampere, it offers a variety of housing options and services with a sense of community. Text: TOAS and Puuinfo Photos: Arkkitehtitoimisto Helamaa & Heiskanen Oy Read the article in Finnish: TOAS Hippos TOAS Hippos is …

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22.10.2022

Driving wooden apartment buildings forward for almost 30 years

Text: Markku Karjalainen, Rakennusopin professori, TkT, Arkkitehti, Tampereen yliopisto, arkkitehtuurin yksikkö Photo: M... Text: Markku Karjalainen, Rakennusopin professori, TkT, Arkkitehti, Tampereen yliopisto, arkkitehtuurin yksikkö Photo: Mika Huisman, Tais Griguol, Oulun Puustudio Read the article in Finnish: Puukerrostaloja puskemassa lähes 30 vuotta I first ran into the development of wooden apartment buildings in Finland in 1994. The occasion was a seminar on the topic, which we arranged at the …

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22.10.2022

RAVE promotes low-carbon construction in Kajaani

The site of the former bus station in central Kajaani will soon be home to the Sammonkaari apartment block. This multi-g... The site of the former bus station in central Kajaani will soon be home to the Sammonkaari apartment block. This multi-generational residential area is designed to be close to shops and services, and its modern and environmentally-friendly solutions were chosen to suit the varying ages of its users. The area’s first block will be constructed …

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22.10.2022

Tall wooden buildings: potential, benefits, challenges, and prospects

In recent years, larger and taller wooden buildings have been built all around the world. In this article, Post-doctoral... In recent years, larger and taller wooden buildings have been built all around the world. In this article, Post-doctoral Researcher Hüseyin Emre Ilgın and Professor Markku Karjalainen from the Tampere University School of Architecture discuss the pros, cons, and possibilities of tall wooden buildings. Text: Hüseyin Emre Ilgın, Markku Karjalainen, Tampereen yliopisto Photos: Voll Arkitekter &hellip

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21.10.2022

Wood construction offers a tempting range of choices and innovation options

Finland now has over 130 wooden apartment buildings with more than 2 storeys, and they are home to a total of more than... Finland now has over 130 wooden apartment buildings with more than 2 storeys, and they are home to a total of more than 4,000 families. This issue, we recount the colourful history of wooden apartment building construction from the 1990s to the present. Most wooden multi-storeys are built using volumetric elements and a pole-frame, but …

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20.10.2022

Metsä Group’s state-of-the-art sawmill starts in Rauma, Finland

The new state-of-the-art pine sawmill in Rauma in Finland, owned by Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has moved from pro... The new state-of-the-art pine sawmill in Rauma in Finland, owned by Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has moved from production test run to continuous sawn timber production. The sawmill is operating continuously in three shifts. Construction of the Rauma sawmill started in the spring of 2020, and the value of the investment is approximately …

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24.5.2022

A Finnish university delves into the properties of untreated wood

The stress-reducing effects of wood have a strong influence on people’s well-being. The specific mechanisms behind this... The stress-reducing effects of wood have a strong influence on people’s well-being. The specific mechanisms behind this phenomenon and how they can be used at a larger scale are currently a hot topic of research at the South-Eastern University of Applied Sciences (XAMK). Text: Sami AnteroinenPhotographs: Manu Eloaho Read the article in English: Kaakkois-Suomen ammattikorkeakoulussa …

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24.5.2022

Evolving tastes challenge the traditional summer cottage

In a country with hundreds of thousands of summer cottages, heading off to the countryside is an important part of Finni... In a country with hundreds of thousands of summer cottages, heading off to the countryside is an important part of Finnish culture. In recent years, it has actually gained popularity in some communities. While the public still retains a strong mental image of a simple, pitched-roofed summer house on the waterfront, such traditional cottages no …

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24.5.2022

Spotlight on the circular economy

A circular economy is an economic system that keeps materials and products in circulation for as long as possible in ord... A circular economy is an economic system that keeps materials and products in circulation for as long as possible in order to retain their value. The aim is to minimise waste in production and consumption, and to operate within the limits of the environment’s carrying capacity. The circular economy has been identified as a necessary …

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24.5.2022

WithSecure’s new wooden headquarters round out Wood City

Finnish cyber security company WithSecure (former F-Secure) is building its new headquarters in Wood City. Located in He... Finnish cyber security company WithSecure (former F-Secure) is building its new headquarters in Wood City. Located in Helsinki’s Jätkäsaari, Wood City is a multi-storey wooden block developed by SRV and Stora Enso. Construction kicked off in the spring, and the new facilities will be ready for use in 2024 Wood City already includes two apartment …

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24.5.2022

International award for wood architecture goes to Sweden

The winner or the 2022 International Award for Wood Architecture is Sara Cultural Centre in Skellefteå, Sweden. Rising t... The winner or the 2022 International Award for Wood Architecture is Sara Cultural Centre in Skellefteå, Sweden. Rising to 80 metres, Sara Cultural Centre is one of the tallest wooden buildings in the world. It includes, for instance, a theatre, art gallery, museum, library, concert halls, restaurants and a hotel. − The award is proof …

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24.5.2022

Sweco uses an open database to calculate construction emissions

Sweco’s automatic carbon footprint calculator has been integrated into the Tekla Structures data modelling software for... Sweco’s automatic carbon footprint calculator has been integrated into the Tekla Structures data modelling software for structural design. With this add-on, designers can already view emission figures for entire models or parts thereof as early as in the design stage. This data is then provided to customers as part of the structural design. The Finnish …

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24.5.2022

Kontioranta welcomes a wood construction and nature tourism complex

Kontioranta is showing everyone how versatile wood construction and nature tourism can be with its innovative Puulaakso... Kontioranta is showing everyone how versatile wood construction and nature tourism can be with its innovative Puulaakso – Wood Valley. The municipality of Kontiolahti is signing a letter of intent on developing the Kontioranta Tourism Area with a group of local entrepreneurs who specialise in wood construction and nature tourism. This will kick off construction …

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24.5.2022

The circular economy elsewhere in the world

To combat climate change, the disappearance of nature, and resource scarcity, the entire construction sector should move... To combat climate change, the disappearance of nature, and resource scarcity, the entire construction sector should move towards a circular economy model. Although the circular economy is a popular discussion topic, there are still only a handful of actual completed projects. This is not for a lack of potential methods. The basic principles of a …

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24.5.2022

WoodCircus targets circular economy solutions for wood construction

Finland is in many ways a pioneer in the wood industry. We have considerable strengths particularly in the fields of mat... Finland is in many ways a pioneer in the wood industry. We have considerable strengths particularly in the fields of material and energy efficiency, but the circular economy of wood construction is still in its infancy here. Wood construction is undergoing significant strategic and operational changes in hopes of tackling climate change, accelerating the green …

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24.5.2022

Carbon-negative Aarreaitta homes honour traditions

When this log row house project was planned for the Honkasuo district in Helsinki, the aim was to be carbon negative. Th... When this log row house project was planned for the Honkasuo district in Helsinki, the aim was to be carbon negative. This meant the carbon handprint needed be larger than the carbon footprint. The natural way of building the house has aroused interest among professionals in the construction sector, consumers and in the media. Text: …

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24.5.2022

Log construction – a centuries old circular economy

Over the centuries, many log buildings have been dismantled, moved, and reerected at their new locations. There is good... Over the centuries, many log buildings have been dismantled, moved, and reerected at their new locations. There is good reason to view log construction as a pioneer of the circular economy. Text: Inkariina SipiläinenPhotographs: Timo Ovaskainen Read the article in Finnish: Hirsirakentaminen – kiertotaloutta vuosisatojen takaa According to the Ministry of the Environment, about a …

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24.5.2022

Moving a log house from Häme to Kuopio

Finland is host to many examples of how log buildings have been dismantled and re-erected in new locations. At their bes... Finland is host to many examples of how log buildings have been dismantled and re-erected in new locations. At their best, the logs have been re-used over and over again for centuries. Timo Ovaskainen found a log home for himself in Häme and moved it to Kuopio. Text: Inkariina Sipiläinen Photographs: Timo Ovaskainen  Read the article …

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13.2.2022

Wooden schools – the gateway to a climate-aware and humane city

As called for by the government, the use of wood is now being vigorously promoted in public construction. Schools, dayca... As called for by the government, the use of wood is now being vigorously promoted in public construction. Schools, daycare centres, and other educational facilities in particular have been built from wood in recent years. The 2021 Wood Award competition has also seen the same trend: four of the nine finalists were wooden schools and …

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13.2.2022

Wood construction speeding up among municipalities

A free public wood construction advisory service launched a year ago to bring municipalities together to develop and pic... A free public wood construction advisory service launched a year ago to bring municipalities together to develop and pick up the pace of public wood construction. For wood construction to increase its popularity, additional expertise is required above all. But, municipalities also need to find and adopt new procedures suitable to them. Text: Minna MattssonRead …

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13.2.2022

Monio log school construction has kicked off

Once complete, the Tuusula Upper Secondary School and multipurpose facility “Monio” will be one of the large... Once complete, the Tuusula Upper Secondary School and multipurpose facility “Monio” will be one of the largest public buildings in Finland made from logs. Read the article in Finnish: Monion peruskivi on muurattu Construction of the Monio Upper Secondary School and Cultural Centre has begun in Hyrylä, Tuusula. The foundation was laid in late autumn, …

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13.2.2022

Modern computing technologies offer new acoustic design opportunities for wooden schools

Public wood construction is gaining ground. In terms of raw numbers, wooden schools have been the most common public bui... Public wood construction is gaining ground. In terms of raw numbers, wooden schools have been the most common public building constructed in recent years. Design techniques for sound insulation in wood structures have also advanced rapidly. Designers can now verify the acoustic performance of their solutions at their desktop without time-consuming laboratory measurements or experimental …

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13.2.2022

The Tuupala wood school study: noise and student stress levels were low

According to a study completed in late 2021, wooden school buildings provide students with an excellent learning environ... According to a study completed in late 2021, wooden school buildings provide students with an excellent learning environment. This study on the health effects of wood construction compared the Tuupala wood school in Kuhmo with a control group of schools. The results show that the wooden school has a low noise level, less fluctuation in …

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13.2.2022

Construction’s environmental impact – wood and recycled materials help us face the future

Since construction is responsible for over a third of the world’s CO2 emissions, its carbon footprint must be redu... Since construction is responsible for over a third of the world’s CO2 emissions, its carbon footprint must be reduced to prevent adverse climate effects. Switching to wood or recycled materials is an effective measure the industry can take. Teksti: Ninni WesterholmRead the article in Finnish: Rakentamisen ympäristövaikutukset – Puu ja kierrätysmateriaalit osana tarvittavaa murrosta We &helli

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13.2.2022

Energy-efficient and low emission wooden buildings

A building’s energy efficiency is determined by the combination of its structures, energy solutions, and building... A building’s energy efficiency is determined by the combination of its structures, energy solutions, and building technology. When building with wood, the choice of high quality windows, adequate insulation, and energy-efficient ventilation will result in a good energy class. A smart and responsible builder even considers each option’s impacts over the building’s entire lifecycle

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13.2.2022

Wood products as carbon storage – the Hiilijemma project studied the responsible use of wood in construction

The Hiilijemma project was launched out of a desire to provide clarity to the discussion around the use of wood in const... The Hiilijemma project was launched out of a desire to provide clarity to the discussion around the use of wood in construction. As part of the project, SYKE (the Finnish Environment Institute) produced a study on how an increase in wood construction might impact emissions from construction and the carbon balance of Finnish forests. Text: …

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2.12.2021

Elonkirjotalo project protects biodiversity

Can construction be used to promote biodiversity? This question is being studied in the Y Foundation’s Elonkirjota... Can construction be used to promote biodiversity? This question is being studied in the Y Foundation’s Elonkirjotalo project, which is developing a wooden apartment building that binds carbon and promotes biodiversity. Text: Anne Soininen | Images: Planetary Architecture The Elonkirjotalo building is the Y-Foundation’s pioneering wooden apartment building project. It aims to uncover ho

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25.11.2021

The “Helsinki”, a single-family house with clean lines

The “Helsinki” single-family house was designed more than ten years ago as a solution for small plots and urban living.... The “Helsinki” single-family house was designed more than ten years ago as a solution for small plots and urban living. The house has since gained fame across Finland, and now has a prominent place among detached house design options. Text: Anne Soininen  Read the article in Finnish: Selkeälinjainen Helsinki-pientalo The City of Helsinki has made …

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24.11.2021

Meteorite House – a study in the insulation and surface treatment of CLT structures

Meteorite, designed by Ateljé Sotamaa, was the people’s choice winner of the 2020 Puupalkinto (Wood Award) and has gaine... Meteorite, designed by Ateljé Sotamaa, was the people’s choice winner of the 2020 Puupalkinto (Wood Award) and has gained fame across Finland and internationally. It also won the North Karelia Provincial Construction Project Award in spring 2021 and was part of a virtual display at the Venice Architecture Biennale. The developer and designers were all …

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23.11.2021

TOAS Kauppi – beautiful and sustainable for students

Located along the new Tampere tram route, TOAS Kauppi offers apartments near outdoor, sports, and educational venues. Ma... Located along the new Tampere tram route, TOAS Kauppi offers apartments near outdoor, sports, and educational venues. Made with CLT volumetric elements, Kauppi is the first wooden apartment building built by TOAS, the Tampere Student Housing Foundation. Text: Ida Väänänen | Photographs: Skyfox, Marko Kallio Read the article in Finnish: TOAS Kauppi – kaunista ja kestävää opiskelijoille &h

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22.11.2021

The Re-thinking Urban Housing programme promotes wood construction

Text: Anne Soininen |  Photographs: Puuinfo Read the article in Finnish: Kehittyvä kerrostalo -ohjelma ed... Text: Anne Soininen |  Photographs: Puuinfo Read the article in Finnish: Kehittyvä kerrostalo -ohjelma edistää puurakentamista The City of Helsinki’s Re-thinking Urban Housing programme aims to develop apartment building construction and housing in Helsinki. The programme’s key themes are easily adaptable apartments, pleasant courtyard spaces, affordability, a sense of community, re

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19.11.2021

The surface treatments of the future

Together with his team, Lauri Rautkari, the Assistant Professor of Wood Materials Science and Technology at Aalto Univer... Together with his team, Lauri Rautkari, the Assistant Professor of Wood Materials Science and Technology at Aalto University, is researching wood surface treatments and their possibilities. Currently, the best known wood modification methods are heat treatment and acetylation. All modifications, whether based on chemical, biological, or physical treatments, cause permanent changes to the treated w

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19.11.2021

Wood adds flair to residential areas

The peripheries and surrounding municipalities of major cities are now drawing in new residents. There is even talk of a... The peripheries and surrounding municipalities of major cities are now drawing in new residents. There is even talk of a new so-called “Nurmijärvi phenomenon”, as they called the move to the surroundings of Greater Helsinki in the early 2000s. For wood construction, the pull of the surrounding suburbs opens up new possibilities. Text: Anne Soininen …

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18.11.2021

Hoas Tuuliniitty - World’s tallest modular wooden building completed in Espoo

Hoas Tuuliniitty is the world’s tallest wooden building made from volumetric modules. In 2013, Asuntosäätiö joined force... Hoas Tuuliniitty is the world’s tallest wooden building made from volumetric modules. In 2013, Asuntosäätiö joined forces with Metsä Group and the City of Espoo to organise an architectural competition for a complex of wood buildings in the Tuuliniitty area of Tapiola, Espoo. Arkkitehtitoimisto Jukka Turtiainen Oy won the architectural competition with “Tiebreak” that envisioned …

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17.11.2021

Wood rises to the surface

A facade is like a building’s calling card as it entices people to step inside to take a better look. The materials, col... A facade is like a building’s calling card as it entices people to step inside to take a better look. The materials, colours and shapes define a building’s character. Facades need to withstand time but also represent their own era. Text: Inkariina Sipiläinen Read the article in Finnish: Puuta pintaan A wooden façade that is well-designed …

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15.11.2021

Kuopion Puukeila – Familiar technology

The Puukeila building, which has been built in Kuopio, is the third design by Arkkitehtuuritoimisto AT to use CLT volume... The Puukeila building, which has been built in Kuopio, is the third design by Arkkitehtuuritoimisto AT to use CLT volumetric elements. The company’s previous design, two apartment buildings for the same client KOy (real estate company) M2 Kodit, was completed in Jyväskylä in 2019. The design and implementation of Puukeila benefited from the experience gained …

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7.10.2021

Sauna N – an atmospheric wood-heated yard sauna

The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Text: Mia Heiskanen | Photographs: Ville... The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Text: Mia Heiskanen | Photographs: Ville Vappula Photography Read the article in Finnish: Sauna N – tunnelmallinen puulämmitteinen pihasauna Sauna N is a yard sauna designed for a private client in Helsinki’s Itä-Pakila neighbourhood. The 600 m2 plot is in the middle of a dense …

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7.10.2021

Porvoon Galaksit – a modern holiday home complex

The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Read the article in Finnish: Porvoon Galaksit – mod... The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Read the article in Finnish: Porvoon Galaksit – moderni mökkikylä Text: Elina Viitanen  Lying near the seashore in the Purola neighbourhood about three kilometres from Porvoo’s centre, the Gammelbacka garden allotments are now home to a complex of seven blocks reminiscent of the …

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7.10.2021

Wood is a natural presence at Keilaniemen Portti and in Varma’s responsible construction

For the Varma Pension Insurance Company, the mitigation of climate change is a key corporate social responsibility. It a... For the Varma Pension Insurance Company, the mitigation of climate change is a key corporate social responsibility. It also plays a key role in new construction projects. Keilaniemen Portti is Varma’s flagship site: an architecturally impressive wood office building that features sustainable development and environmental friendliness in its design in an atypical way.  The article …

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5.10.2021

Niliaitta – the vision of a house hovering between the trees

The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Text: Elina Viitanen | Photographs: Marc Goodwin, A... The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Text: Elina Viitanen | Photographs: Marc Goodwin, Archmospheres Read the article in Finnish: Niliaitta – puiden välissä leijuva talo The Suomenselkä region in central Finland was settled by the indigenous Sámi in earlier days. The area is characterised by higher terrain and a different habitat …

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5.10.2021

Nolla cabin – a movable, wooden accommodation

The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Text: Elina Viitanen | Photographs: Teemu Lautamies... The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Text: Elina Viitanen | Photographs: Teemu Lautamies Read the article in Finnish: Nolla-mökki – siirrettävä puusta rakennettu lomakohde The Nolla Cabin is a compact, fully mobile 10 m2 unit that can be assembled, disassembled and transported without heavy machinery. The cabin reflects a …

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4.10.2021

CO2 reduction is the goal

The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Text: Anu Turunen, photos: NCC Read the a... The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Text: Anu Turunen, photos: NCC Read the article in Finnish: CO2-vähennys tavoitteena Inspired by Valle Wood, NCC has looked into using wood in the development stages of projects for commercial space construction in Finland. Eelis Rytkönen, NCC’s urban developer “hippie”, as he calls himself, says …

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16.9.2021

Reflections on changes in customer behavior

The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Text: Mia Heiskanen Read the article in F... The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Text: Mia Heiskanen Read the article in Finnish: Pohdintoja asiakaskäyttäytymisen muutoksesta The Finnish passion for construction, renovation, and carpentry has spiked over the past year. Are changes in customer behavior evident to those working in sales in construction companies and in hardware store lumber department

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16.9.2021

Wooden materials have a positive impact on human emotions

The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Read the article in Finnish: Puumateriaal... The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Read the article in Finnish: Puumateriaali vaikuttaa myönteisesti ihmisen tunteisiin Text: Mia Heiskanen The Natural Resource Institute Finland and Tampere University’s Biomedical Measurements, Devices, and Systems unit and Production Economics unit collaborated on the interdisciplinary Wood for Good (W4G) research proj

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16.9.2021

Wood City – the Flagship for Finnish Wood Construction

The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Read the article in Finnish: Wood City –... The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Read the article in Finnish: Wood City – suomalaisen puurakentamisen lippulaiva Text: Mia Heiskanen ja Heidi Tetteh, Photos: Tuomas Uusheimo The result of collaboration by SRV and Stora Enso, Wood City is a series of wood buildings centrally located in the Jätkäsaari district of Helsinki. …

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26.8.2021

Sound Insulation in Wood Buildings

The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Read the article in Finnish: Ääneneristys... The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Read the article in Finnish: Ääneneristys puutalossa Text and pictures: Tero Lahtela Acoustic design plays an important role in wood buildings because it significantly effects how building component layers are structured and how joints and other couplings are made between building components. This means that …

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24.8.2021

Changes in Fire Regulations

The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Read The article in Finnish: Palomääräyks... The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Read The article in Finnish: Palomääräykset muuttuivat Text: Tero Lahtela Decree 927/2020 of the Finnish Ministry of the Environment entered into force at the beginning of 2021. These new regulations amend the Finnish Ministry of the Environment’s earlier Decree 848/2017 on fire safety in buildings. The amendments &hell

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10.8.2021

A carbon-negative log day care centre in Vantaa

The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Read The article in Finnish: Vantaalle nousee hiili... The article has been published in June 2021 in Wood magazine 1/2021. Read The article in Finnish: Vantaalle nousee hiilinegatiivinen hirsipäiväkoti Next year, the Rekola district of Vantaa will be home to a day care centre that is more good than bad for the climate. The carbon footprint of the log building that won the …

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2.12.2020

Higher and higher

Tall buildings are making their way to Finland. The attached vision was made to provoke discussion, could some wood be u... Tall buildings are making their way to Finland. The attached vision was made to provoke discussion, could some wood be used in those? Text and pictures: Mikko Viljakainen The article has been published in Wood magazine 2/2020. Read the article in Finnish: Korkeammalle There is an ongoing trend in the world of taller timber buildings. …

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1.12.2020

Sound insulation in high-rise wood buildings – Lighthouse Joensuu

Sound insulation is one of the most demanding design aspects in wood construction. The latest legislation update extende... Sound insulation is one of the most demanding design aspects in wood construction. The latest legislation update extended the measurement range for impact sounds, which now starts from as low as 50 Hz (spectral adaptation term CI, 50-2500). Low frequencies in wood apartment buildings can be muted in several ways, for example by using impact …

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7.12.2019

A car park made of wood

In new residential areas, the issue of parking space is increasingly often solved by constructing a dedicated car park.... In new residential areas, the issue of parking space is increasingly often solved by constructing a dedicated car park. This has raised interest in finding out whether such buildings could be built from wood. To further discussion on the topic, we followed the example of a Swedish multistorey car park project and designed one of …

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7.12.2019

Computational evaluation of impact insulation of wood intermediate floors

Intermediate floors are a key building component when it comes to the competitiveness of wood apartment buildings. The s... Intermediate floors are a key building component when it comes to the competitiveness of wood apartment buildings. The sound insulation of an intermediate floor is determined mainly by impact sound insulation, rather than the airborne sound insulation. The development of wood intermediate floors for apartment buildings has long been a case of trial and error …

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