C.F. Møller Architects has designed what it calls Sweden’s tallest wooden building. Located next to a lake in Västerås, the residential project has been specifically designed so that it can be dismantled and recycled if required.
nlike other recent timber towers we’ve covered that feature a concrete core, such as PLP Architecture’s Tree House for example, the Kajstaden Tall Timber Building is constructed almost completely from CLT (cross-laminated timber), including its walls, joists, balconies and even its elevator and stairwell shafts.
“It took an average of three days per floor for three craftsmen to raise the frame,” says the firm. “Mechanical joints with screws have been used, which means that the building can be taken apart so that the materials can be recycled. The total carbon dioxide saving is estimated to be 550 tonnes [616 US tons] of CO2 when using solid wood instead of concrete.”