wood of the cross


Penda proposes Toronto Tree Tower built from cross-laminated timber modules

Plants and trees sprout from the modular units that make up this timber-framed high-rise, proposed by architecture firm Penda for Toronto. Penda, which has offices in China and Austria, collaborated with Canadian company Tmber for the Toronto Tree Tower project. They propose an 18-storey residential block that would stand 62 metres tall, with a modular structure made from cross-laminated timber (CLT).

Wood would also clad the building’s staggered walls, and trees would grow from the homes’ generous balconies. “Our cities are a assembly of steel, concrete and glass,” said Penda partner Chris Precht. “If you walk through the city and suddenly see a tower made of wood and plants, it will create an interesting contrast. The warm, natural appearance of wood and the plants growing on its facade bring the building to life and that could be a model for environmental friendly developments and sustainable extensions of our urban landscape,” he added.


“You people, incapable of accepting the world as it is,” says the man to whom the world handed everything.


To the kind anon who requested the Winnie the Pooh villagers, I felt that there was still a lot of untapped potential there that I didn’t quite meet, so I decided to step up my game. And so, here they are, a gathering of Winnie the Pooh characters spending a quiet afternoon in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Video Games

Week Ending May 1st, 2017

  1. Overwatch
  2. Persona 5
  3. Bendy and the Ink Machine
  4. The Sims 4
  5. Final Fantasy XV +3
  6. Undertale +1
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild −2
  8. Mystic Messenger −2
  9. Outlast 2
  10. Persona 4 
  11. Mass Effect: Andromeda −2
  12. Night in the Woods −2
  13. League of Legends −1
  14. Kingdom Hearts −1
  15. NieR: Automata −4
  16. Fire Emblem Heroes +1
  17. Animal Crossing: New Leaf −3
  18. Team Fortress 2 −3
  19. Dragon Age: Inquisition +1
  20. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous week. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last week.

Originally posted by zeeplaguedoktor