The latest (Issue 2, 2019) edition of the Swedish Wood architecture magazine, Tra! shows The Dune Cabin in Gotland, Sweden, by Murman arkitekter ‘The use of different materials gives this holiday getaway on Gotland a homely feel. The low roofline also helps the building to merge effortlessly into the sensitive natural setting.’
It also tells the story of two eight-storey timber apartment blocks wrapped in cedar shingles by White arkitekter ‘Frostaliden in northern Skövde is a district built entirely in wood, including two eight-storey apartment blocks wrapped in a patchwork of durable cedar and supported by a CLT frame.’
It covers Sweden’s tallest timber building: ‘The nine-storey CLT building Kajstaden in Västerås is Sweden’s tallest building to be constructed entirely in wood. Reaching up to the sky, with its unique silhouette and irregular, oversized floors, the block has become a new landmark in Öster Mälarstrand.’
And it features a review of Mjøstårnet in Brumunddal, Norway by Voll arkitekter, currently the world’s tallest timber building at 84.5m high.