NOVA Architects Dagagu Housing
By utilizing the strength and unique properties of wood and concrete, architects and developers can now build structures in a shorter amount of time yet with better acoustics and more efficient energy performance.
This hybrid demonstration features a concrete superstructure utilizing a wood infill wall system and a wood truss roof. 200mm of concrete flooring between each unit ensured the building’s acoustic performance met regulations, the infill wall provided enhanced energy-saving properties, and the prefabricated wood truss shortened the building’s construction timeframe.
Traditionally, dagagu housing is built with concrete. Canada Wood’s Korea office introduced a hybrid system that realizes the synergy of pairing concrete’s acoustic performance with wood’s energy efficiency and sustainability. Utilizing a prefabricated non-load bearing wall within the concrete structure offered the additional benefits of fast construction time and improved seismic performance.