The Materials Book

Making Timber Great Again: Laminated wood can be an economical choice even for mainstream projects Laminated wood panels combine the superior qualities of timber—low weight, flexibility, and strength—with characteristics typically lacking in wood: evenness, availability in large formats, and resistance to moisture. They’re easy to process and install, and the wide choice of colors and textures makes them an interesting, budget- friendly finishing even in projects that don’t look like typical “eco-architecture.” Example: “Maxplatte” laminated wood panels by FunderMax, seen in Torstraße 84, Berlin Contributed by: Kuehn Malvezzi Architects, Germany 326