Cross laminated timber

Cross laminated timber(CLT) is a ply wood like material using layers of planks glued together in layers with the grain going in alternate directions. The layers are thicker than those used in plywood.
In Australia a number of buildings have been build and are in the process of being developed.

The Public library docklands Melbourne is one example.


https://youtu.be/rXK5C3Rtefo
The smile in London is an example of the material used in an innovative way to create a curved canterleavered structure.

Further reading

Cross laminated timber on Wikipedia 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_laminated_timber
The smile in London http://www.architectmagazine.com/technology/the-smile-by-alison-brooks-architects-gives-clt-a-boost_o

Supplier

http://www.crosslamtimber.com.au

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