Buildings We Deserve

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