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Tall Pine Trees Usage in Architecture Sustainability

Bosnia and Herzegovina Architecture News - Feb 22, 2022 - 09:29   1660 views

Tall Pine Trees Usage in Architecture Sustainability

Tall pines, types of forest thinning, pine trees in use for building design. And the potential is enormous.


Tree use in floorplans, ways of building design then planning of open areas, type of trees for shades, cooling, ventilation and fresh clean air. Also as a place for birds, bees and ants with such an example of ants house on the link.

As great air cleaners tall pine trees eventually become visual marks in towns and cities, serve as significant surrounding on sketches, expressive striking environment of a certain place.

On the photo is a graph of the European Green Deal for further investment plans and sustainability which among mentioned includes a zero pollution ambition, restoration of ecosystems with building and renovating in a resource efficient and energy efficient way.

In urban and spatial planning, trees in addition to green areas are parts of public and private green areas in land use depending on the type of land. Greenery. Goals and components of sustainable development. 

Even in housing design wooden elements are used when thinking about acoustics and sound proofing in design such as mentioned in the article on the link.

Folding land areas of the built environment in relation to the natural environment and the closeness of the mentioned has quite an impact and is relevant in financial aspects.

Think about how wood is used in scaffolding on building sites of big mixed – use multistorey buildings. Sometimes you are forced  to cross the height of few meters between two horizontal slabs on double timber beams - boards only around 20 centimeters wide and few centimeters thick. When there is nothing to hold on to and no walls around. Then even though you are not the co - owner of the building it belongs to you because you have participated in the building construction. Wooden beams are widely used in architecture.

Mentioned by the Harvard University Course is that the effects of deforestation on the rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Article to read about the significance of forests in overall effects of tackling and stopping climate change find on the article link.

Taking into consideration the former articles and links to take a look and read about aspects of tree use, it is to consider and conclude that pine trees and wood in architecture has a multiple purpose in architecture project design and construction, reconstruction, courtyard design and plot of land design.

Top image is EU Green Deal graph. Image is courtesy of the European Commission EU Green Deal.