An extraordinary building material

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Known as one of the most brilliant building materials, wood is also the go-to favourite of many architects around the world, bringing an element of aesthetic, and practical and structural value to buildings in a number of versatile ways.

With different techniques ranging from prefabricated wood to raw materials, construction with wood has remained relevant throughout history, and thanks to new technologies, is experiencing a resurgence of popularity in architecture and design.

From residential houses to large-scale construction projects and even temporary pavilions, wood has proven time and again its value and ability to match other building materials such as brick, concrete and steel, according to ArchDaily.

Moreover, now, new regulations are giving architects the leeway to push boundaries and explore more possibilities of building with wood.