Buildings We Deserve

Andrew Waugh in Seattle
Buildings We Deserve
Andrew Waugh shares his view of the “Buildings We Deserve”

While checking social media, I came a cross this article from ARCHITECTURE AU on LinkedIn.  The Austrailian publication has great content. “The Buildings We Deserve” is a Q&A with Andrew Waugh.  Andrew is the co-founder of Waugh Thistleton, a London-based architecture firm that specializes in Timber structures. Timber in much of the world is used to refer to lumber. More specifically, in the case of Waugh Thistleton, they are referencing Cross Laminated Timber (CLT).

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Waugh Thistleton
The sign hanging on the street outside Waugh Thistleton’s London offices.

If you are wondering about CLT and how it’s used this is an article that you need to read.  I think it does a great job describing why so many people love these buildings.  The reasons he has championed CLT structures in Europe are the same reasons it’s going to be such a big hit in North America and around the globe.

CLT in London

We had the chance to visit Waugh Thistleton’s latest building in May.  The simplicity and beauty of the wood and the assembly make you wonder why it took so long to figure this out.  The structures are solid, beautiful, and eco-friendly.  What’s not to love?

CLT in London
CLT rebuilding of Hoxton Cinema in London

2 thoughts on “Buildings We Deserve”

  1. nice to see when even our local construction contractor wg yates and son, recently used steel studs and metal siding to construct an addition to the first babysit chirch ,
    here in phila
    , mississippi home 0f one of the largest Weyerhaeuser Company lumber mills. made me sick to see use of products that do no support our own local economy

    1. Robin, thanks for your comment. I think I understand that you are saying that it makes you sick to see the local contractor use steel when he could have used a locally sourced, renewable wood product instead. Is that correct? If so, we’re right with you. Steel and concrete are great products, but when there are better, eco-friendly products available why not use them?


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