“Wood is a very versatile material and offers a lot of different kinds of possibilities. We have been relying on the same basic principles using concrete and steel since the early decades of the past century. Thanks to the recent developments in wood products, we now have something new. We can innovate with wooden structures and this is going to change the whole system in quite a dramatic way. This is an evolution within architecture. It’s really a disruptive technology.
“They are happier living here, the air is better, the sound is better.” Architect Anssi Lassila on the residents of the eight-storey CLT apartment building Puukuokka Housing Block, Jyväskylä, Finland.
“When we made this project and people moved in, we got so much positive feedback. People really like it. They are happier living here, the air is better, the sound is better. As that word spreads, the demand for this kind of buildings will go up,” says Anssi Lassila, architect and founder, Oopeaa.