Woodlife Sweden at Archtober 2021

Woodlife Sweden at Archtober is a weeklong program that takes on the challenges of sustainable development where wood as the only renewable building material plays a key role.
Person sitting in a wooden loft house looking out at a scenic view.

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 the only 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 63 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. 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, 2020 Woodlife Sweden at Archtober | Wood construction in focus – Sara Kulturhus as innovation. Digital round table discussion co-hosted by Swedish Wood 

October 21, 2020 Woodlife Sweden at Archtober | Togetherhood. Digital round table discussion co-hosted by White architects 

October 22, 2020 Woodlife Sweden at Archtober | Global Cooperations. Digital round table discussion co-hosted by Arvet and UN-Habitat 

Woodlife Sweden at Archtober is presented by the Swedish Design Movement and is 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.