architecture magazine – Issue 4 2023
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Office block built to be dismantled
Architect: Oslotre Photo credit: Einar Aslaksen
When Jørgen Tycho and his colleagues at Oslotre were commissioned to design Höegh Eiendom and AF Group’s new circular timber office building – now the headquarters of Save the Children Norway – they were overjoyed. The assignment was to create an innovative, boundary-breaking timber building that was demountable, economically viable and a model for the circular economy.
The city plan prompted the design, with double glulam arches creating space for both balls and pucks, of the hall
Architect: Wahlström & Steijner Arkitekter & Photo credit: James Silverman
When the City of Gothenburg’s sports department commissioned the new sports hall, it was subject to several building restrictions. The City Plan allowed a maximum building height of 12 metres and a floorspace of 8,000 square metres. In addition, the client wanted the building to be constructed in wood, in line with the City’s climate vision.
AI is the future of forest management
Forestry machines are trained using artificial intelligence (AI). The Swedish forest is being laser scanned from the air and ground. Powerful IT systems with smart algorithms allow researchers to look hundreds of years into the future. The digitalisation of Swedish forestry is in full swing.