Thermo Timber and Industrial Thermowood | Lunawood

Thermowood is a beautiful, sustainable wood material produced using natural methods; heat and steam. It is dimensionally stable, resistant to decay and non-toxic. Lunawood produces Thermowood from Scandinavian PEFC-certified pine and spruce from Finland. It can be used inside or outdoors, in any climate. Lunawood is an eco-friendly natural product that is easy to machine and install.

Lunawood - Thermo Timber and Industrial Thermowood

Thermowood is a great raw material for further processing in industrial use. It is an excellent material for interior and exterior doorswindows, and furniture. Thanks to its durability and ability to retain original shape and measurements, Lunawood Thermowood can withstand highly demanding conditions. Other improved properties like better insulation capacity or the fact that Lunawood does not contain any chemicals are certainly advantageous and important from an industrial perspective. You can choose rough-sawn or machined Thermowood in pine and spruce, in several different dimensions.

 


Orthogonal Grids and Their Variations in 17 Cities Viewed from Above

There is evidence that the orthogonal grid plan, which is one of the most common types of urban planning today, dates back to antiquity. Streets intersect at right angles to each other, resulting in a grid composed of streets, avenues, blocks, squares, parks, among other urban spaces.

Most cities that feature a grid plan come from urban planning, in which the pattern is a result of a previously thought-out urban design. The orthogonal geometry is more common in cities with predominantly flat land but may undergo modifications to adapt to different places with hilly landscapes, for example.

Adaptations may also apply to other specific characteristics of each city, such as block subdivisions or groups, chamfered corners, diagonal lanes, among others.

The following series of photographs depicts the orthogonal grid plan of 17 cities around the world and their variations according to local characteristics.

Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona, Spain. Source imagery: @digitalglobe