14 December 2020

Master in Mass Timber Design

The MMTD provides expertise in theories, cases, techniques, tools and design projections of mass timber construction and the interrelated fields of architecture, structural design, assembly systems, […]
13 December 2020

Parametric Interior: ceiling + library

A very special client asked us to design a wonderful and full of technology suspended ceiling using LVL. Our computational design department is doing great!!!
9 December 2020

Merry Christmas 2020

A few days there was a discussion among engineers in the office: what’s the best way to decorate the Christmas tree? Every tree is different as […]
27 November 2020

Build in Wood – newsletter #2

Timber Construction 2020: We have developed building systems and engineered all necessary functions and safety dimensions. We know how it's done. Safely. What is holding us back?
26 November 2020

Ergodomus City 2020

In the past 13 years we engineered many timber buildings: some of them are very small, some of them are quite big. We collected some of […]
24 November 2020


Tensegrity, tensional integrity or floating compression is a structural principle based on a system of isolated components under compression inside a network of continuous tension, and […]
24 November 2020

G124 meeting with Arch. Renzo Piano

A few days ago we had a meeting with Arch. Renzo Piano and the rest of the team: it went well and now it is time to move on to the next step!
20 November 2020

World Wide Virtual Meetings

Covid changed the way we work and the way we meet (e-meet) people. We’re all getting more and more familiar with technology, even the more conservative ones.
13 November 2020

Build-in-Wood Horizon 2020

New European project improving the sustainability of European construction. Build-in-Wood strives to make wood a natural choice for the construction of multi-storey buildings.
10 November 2020

Visit the Vasa Museum

A few months ago, I was in Stockholm for some business meetings and I took the chance to visit the Vasa Museum.
21 October 2020

Mass Timber Rising Star

“I remember when in 1995 I was going around the South Tirolean Alps selling threaded rods, nuts, blades for band saws, and nail gun hardware for […]
4 October 2020
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Sidewalk Labs – Reflections on the Dream

Our director, Franco Piva, contributed to two workshops that took place in Toronto in December 2018 and October 2019 to introduce – and help develop – Sidewalk Labs’ concept for a radical new urban development in the city: a whole new district formed from engineered (mass) timber and entitled ‘Waterfront Toronto’.
21 May 2020

Modular building design

New timber towers in Trondheim illustrate the growing international demand for modular building design and construction
12 May 2020

Ergodomus: we have news!!

Way before the emergence of fake news, the proverbial phrase “no news is good news” is believed to have originated with King James I of England […]
20 April 2020

Robotic Fabrication of Mass Timber Sound Diffusers

Any discussion of sound control in the context of mass timber has tended to concentrate on noise issues – how well or otherwise these products and […]
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