On October 18–22, Swedish Design Movement is taking the opportunity during Archtober to arrange Woodlife Sweden at Archtober – five seminars highlighting how wood as a vital renewable material will play a key role in tackling the looming paradigm shift in the construction industry.
Woodlife Sweden at Archtober includes five seminars spanning circular interior design, sustainable housing complex, networks for innovation, system change within the building industry and global cooperation. The seminars are open and accessible for all.
Forests make up 70 percent of Sweden’s area and forest products have long been one of Sweden’s largest export product. The enormous assets are also clearly visible in Swedish architects’ views on house construction. Today, 90 percent of all single-family houses in Sweden are built of wood, and 14 percent of multi-family houses over two floors have a wooden frame. Since the build material is just around the corner, the climate impact can be greatly reduced throughout the construction process.
Read more about the events during Archtober :
October 18, 2021 Woodlife Sweden at Archtober | Waste is not waste until you waste it. Circular design and upcycling – Meet the designer.
October 19, 2021 Woodlife Sweden at Archtober | Where people can thrive. Botanikern, housing complex – Meet the architect
October 20, 2021 Woodlife Sweden at Archtober | Wood construction in focus – modular building, and innovation as motor for regional development. Digital round table discussion co-hosted by Swedish Wood
Woodlife Sweden at Archtober is presented by the Swedish Design Movement and arranged by the Swedish Institute, Architects Sweden, and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York in collaboration with Swedish Wood, Swedish Forest Industries, Arvet and White Arkitekter.