London’s Black and White Building is a Mass Timber Exemplar!

23 January 2023

London’s ‘Black and White’ Building Is Complete … and It’s a Knockout – The office building features exposed laminated veneer lumber. The latest mass timber building by Waugh Thistleton architects, the Black and White Building, is complete. The project, located in London’s Shoreditch neighborhood is as elegant and refined as the structure holding it up. It’s the first new building from The Office Group (TOG), a serviced office company.

While the building was under construction, we called it “absolutely LVLy” for its exposed laminated veneer lumber (LVL) structure. LVL is like the marble of mass timber.

The Black and White Building pushes all three buttons of SER. The structural frame and CLT slabs are made from renewable materials, and it is powered by renewable energy, including power from 80 rooftop solar panels. The exterior has what we call nice shades for passive solar control.

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