Wood clouds By David Tsibikoff​​

Wood clouds

​By David Tsibikoff​​

Berlin is a city of diversity. There are  many different people and different architecture. However, all citizens  need to live somewhere. There are some areas in Berlin were people don’t want to live here. This is due to poor and primitive architecture.

For example East Berlin, Marzan. There is  buildings  from the heritage of Soviet Union. Moreover, Buildings have to be repaired.

How to make all areas of Berlin more comfortable, ecological and sustainable? 

Wooden construction suited for this problem. Laminated Timber is a ecological, efficient and built fast construction.

Lightweight additional storeys rests on the autonomy foundation and creates the image of wooden grove. Beams intertwine with each other and create the necessary strength. The new elevators make  life   easy. 

People continue to live in the house during construction of the additional stores. New housing have 5 type of apartment. We have apartment in 2 floors, with mezzanine. Area for living increases by 60% therefore it is suggested to use the ground floor for offices, shops etc. We can use this way of construction in different  countries because this idea is universal and repeatable for different buildings. ​


City Above the City architecture competition

Plan B : City Above the City architecture competition 

Metsä Wood challenged architects and students around the world to push the boundaries of modern wood building design in the urban environment. Entrants from 40 countries created their Plan B to urbanisation using wood (Kerto® LVL – laminated veneer lumber) as the main material. The task was to design a wooden extension to an existing urban building. The entries were designed to 69 cities worldwide.

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