Timber construction is certainly de rigeur among global architecture communities at present. From Moscow to Vancouver and beyond, the rise of wood-based architecture continues with fresh builds emerging seemingly every day.
Amsterdam is home to one of the latest high-rise wooden buildings to be built. Patch22, a residential development on the city’s outskirts, is The Netherlands tallest timber building. Set over 7 storeys, Patch22 features innovation from roof to cellar.
Patch22 is clad with beautiful, pale wood. Of course, this being a timber building, its supportive structures are also constructed using wooden building elements. A 30m high load bearing structure, containing columns, beams and walls, all made of wood, keeps things together.