Attached are some production sketches of the plans.
Sketch of a two-storey detached house.
Sketch of a two-storey house with six apartments.
Sketch of a two-storey semi-detached house.
Sketch of a three-storey house with nine apartments.
Sketch of a two-storey house with four loft apartments.
CLT is an architectural and urban construction material alternative to stone, brick, steel and concrete. Wood itself is not something new in terms of construction. The trunks of standing and lying wood have formed massive walls in the houses since ancient times. Permanent fixed plank frames became a method of early detached house building to erect even two-story houses. Building material wood has always been close to people and crafts because it can be machined with all tools.
CLT stands for solid wood panels up to 4.80 m high and 30 m long with a thickness of about 60 - 500 mm. It allows the architect to design a house assembled into flat packages with prefabricated panels with a milled hole in the windows, doors and installations, which are then delivered and assembled together on the construction site. Here we are talking about industrial manufacturing under one roof, and time-saving assembly on a construction site. This also applies to the manufacture of space elements, where floors, walls and ceilings are made of CLT and pre-assembled at the factory.
CLT is also a technical material that can be used architecturally industrially, i.e. products that use wood as a raw material can be treated at the factory with details and surface finishes. With the digital capability and precision of our time, on-site machining can be replaced by site-specific, optimized and efficient construction processes.
CLT provides the architect with fully finished surfaces for use indoors. The floor is warm to walk on because the wood immediately transfers heat to the bare feet. The shelves can be attached to the walls without any problems. The paintings can be nailed to the wall and the furniture can be attached to the ceiling and walls simply. If residents want to add a doorway, the freedom to saw a new hole wherever it fits is usually great. A new window can also often be added easily.
CLT wood panels statically correspond to concrete elements, but their dead weight is much lighter. Computationally, CLT can be calculated as a sufficiently load-bearing sheet material with known compressive, tensile and transverse stresses in building structures. Fire questions will also find answers based on recognized research and development and European standards. In the event of a fire in a building, a cross-glued solid wood board charts the surface, creating a protective layer while maintaining the load-bearing capacity of the structure so that people can be brought to safety in time.
With all the good features of the CLT, it is safe to build. People have relied on wood for a long time. Our senses are trained in crafts, where one can experience a direct relationship with the material.
The architecture we want for the future of our cities will be built with CLT wooden frames. We often want to see that houses are wooden houses, even on visible wooden surfaces. Today, it is possible to make several floors high in buildings. CLT can also form external support structures with façades made of other materials. It’s about where the houses are located and what local design is needed in the Urban Area.