construction worker US architecture practice Fogarty Finger has updated portions of a 109-year-old office building in Manhattan with glazed meeting rooms, skylights and Scandinavian-style pale woodwork.

The project – named after its address, 31 West 27th Street – is located in the NoMad district, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue. Dating back to 1910, the building rises 12 storeys and encompasses just over 126,000 square feet (11,706 square metres).

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Frich’s Wood Hotel Debuts in World’s Tallest Timber Building

wooden high riseFeaturing 72 rooms as well as an exterior garden, a restaurant, a pool, and a bar, the hotel is connected to a range of cycling and walking trails and faces Mjøs, Norway’s largest lake.

Other elements of the complex include offices and residential facilities.

Frich’s is part of the 85.4-metre-tall Mjøstarnet property – reportedly the tallest timber structure in the world – which was designed by Norwegian firm Voll Arkitekter for an estimated NOK 450m (£39.8m).

Real estate company AB Invest developed and supervised the project, while Moelven supplied the high-rise’s locally sourced lumber. HENT AS, meanwhile, served as the building contractor.

The project is spoken about in more detail at Clad Global.

B.C. Building Code Adjusted Upwards To Allow 12 Storey Wood Buildings

timber construction news The height limit for wood buildings in British Columbia is rising to 12 from six storeys in a move that Premier John Horgan expects to spur development using timber and give the province a headstart on other parts of the country.

B.C. is changing its building code to allow the construction of taller wood buildings as a safe, economic and environmental alternative to concrete apartments and office buildings, Horgan said Wednesday.

This new regulation should see more wooden high rises built. BBG report the full article.