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Tomorrow’s Timber shows the way towards the next building revolution

Timber has evolved from a traditional building material to ‘mass timber’, an engineered high- performance product from which complete construction systems and even high-rise buildings can be made. Tomorrow’s Timber, written by Pablo van der Lugt, shows how mass timber has the potential to usher an ecological, technical, and well-being revolution in the way we build.

In Tomorrow’s Timber, new timber innovations are explored, including the materials, products, elements and complete building systems, providing context for this emerging shift in design and as we speak. Tomorrow’s Timber contextualizes the challenges and how forests and mass timber can help solve our global problems by mitigating climate change while supporting the move to a
less resource dependent, circular bio-based economy. Finally, the book tackles real mass timber design opportunities and challenges on building and site level, before providing a promising
outlook towards the future.
Tomorrow’s Timber is an informative and important resource for those committed to restoring our balance with the planet while serving the necessities of humankind. Abundantly illustrated,
Tomorrow’s Timber covers all the above topics based on the latest scientific insights and statistics and lessons learned from practice.

The publication of the book

was supported by ACCSYS Technologies, PEFC Netherlands, LÜNING Structural Engineers, DERIX GmbH & Co. and FSC Netherlands.

About the authors

Lead author Pablo van der Lugt (PhD MSc) is a senior sustainability consultant for the wood and bamboo industry as well as a lecturer in Biobased Building at Delft University of Technology
(Environmental Technology & Design). Previously he wrote Booming Bamboo, also published by MaterialDistrict.
Co-author Atto Harsta (MSc) is an independent innovation consultant for the building industry and architecture with more than twenty years’ experience, focused on contributing to a healthy and circular built environment.


About the publisher

Tomorrow’s Timber is published by MaterialDistrict, the world’s leading match-making platform in

the field of innovative materials that empowers global innovation by match-making material
needs with material solutions.
7 different personalized versions

About the book

Author: Pablo van der Lugt – Green Matters
Co-author (Project cases): Atto Harsta – Aldus bouwinnovatie
Technical Supervision: Gert-Jan Rozemeijer – Lüning Structural Engineers
Editorial concept: Atto Harsta – Aldus bouwinnovatie & Pablo van der Lugt – Green Matters
Text editing: Sybrand Zijlstra & Sigrid Lussenburg – MaterialDistrict
Graphic design: vanRixtelvanderPut ontwerpers
Schemes: vanRixtelvanderPut ontwerpers
Illustrations: Jakob Lagerweij – Broertjes Lagerweij
Picture management: Sigrid Lussenburg – MaterialDistrict
Printing: Wilco Printing & Binding (PEFC & FSC certified)
Project management: Annemarie Kleve – Anders2
Publisher: Jeroen van Oostveen – MaterialDistrict