In Europe the first timber constructions we know about date back to 2500 B.C. Pile-dwellings were built in the stone age to provide security.
The high availability of this kind of raw material contributed to develop various kinds of building techniques and there are still examples which have been conserved until our time.
No matter what the climate, temperature or latitude, natural wooden building constructions are appropriate and fit for all northern and tropical regions.
The pagoda of Horyu-Ji’s Temple in Japan 607 A.D.
The construction material used is wood: flexibility confers proper strength to the structures. The mobility of the structure joints along with the elasticity of wood made them withstand earthquakes, tsunami and violent typhoons.
The wooden Urns Church in Norway 1150 A.D.
A characteristic architecture, completely Norwegian consisting of 28 churches with an excellent state of conservation.
House in Caputh, the house of Einstein in Berlin 1929
An example of the brilliant basic idea behind a prefabricated wooden house!
Murray Grove London
Nine floors built in nine weeks using only x-lam elements, both for load bearing structures and other construction products like stairs and elevators make a typical social housing model out of Murray Grove.
An idea for different kinds accommodations destined to different demands and pockets.
After all these examples, you might ask yourselves if the very humid Mediterranean climate is ideal to make a wooden house.
Well, yes it is, because when an insulated wooden house is conceived with new concepts of engineering science about heat/steam flow and when it gets built paying great attention to details and air sealing, your house will last for centuries!
Thanks to the constant research and innumerable studies, today a wooden prefabricated building has lost the negative connotation it had in the 80’s and has an excellent reputation.
We are able to realize any kind of project, which depends not only on versatility of wood but also on new technologies.