Found this interesting article and video broadcast, through BC Wood, about the use of wood in high rise buildings and wanted to share it with you –
14 October 2011
Soon, the first tenants will start moving into a new block of council flats in Hackney in north London.
Nothing remarkable about that except Bridport House is built of wood, and it is the largest timber-built apartment block in the world.
It is possibly the biggest timber building of any kind.
Not only that, but a few hundred metres away there is another timber-built block of flats, rather smaller overall, but even taller. [Read entire article and watch video]