Wood is one of the oldest building materials used in architecture. Versatile, it can be used in structural solutions, coatings, partitions, fittings and, very often, in furniture. Another quality of the material is its sustainability – if well managed during planting, cutting, and treatment processes, it can be considered renewable and low carbon, adding value to the completed building.
Brazil, due to its large size and range of climates, has a large variety of tree species that can be used in construction – although its potential is still far from being realized. Below we’ve selected 20 examples of residential projects in Brazil that take advantage of this rich material – be it in its structure, coatings or closings.