Hong Kong studio LAAB designed a food kiosk, called Harbour Kiosk, on the Avenue of Stars on the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, made out of red balau wood. Outdated building codes are holding back timber’s wider use in construction in Hong Kong.

How wood is trending as a renewable building material, even for high-rises – but don’t expect timber skyscrapers in Hong Kong

  • Timber is making a comeback in construction: it is lighter than steel and glass, as well as renewable
  • It is used in high-rise construction globally, but that’s unlikely to happen in Hong Kong due to outdated building codes
Topic |   Architecture and design
Hong Kong studio LAAB designed a food kiosk, called Harbour Kiosk, on the Avenue of Stars on the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, made out of red balau wood. Outdated building codes are holding back timber’s wider use in construction in Hong Kong.
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