Wooden architecture

Buildings constructed totally or mainly out of wood.

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Ahmadabad Traditional houses (pol houses) are built using composite construction techniques with timber and brick-lime. (AB ev)
Ancient Kyoto
Ancient Nara
Bridgetown Chattel Houses
Centennial Hall 17th century wooden church at Szczytnicki Park
Changdeokgung Palace Complex
Churches of Chiloé
Churches of Peace
Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland
Engelsberg Ironworks
Fujian Tulou
Fujisan Fujisan' shrines
Gordion "wooden burial chambers" (AB ev), the one at the Midas tomb holds is "the oldest wooden structure ever found in Anatolia, and perhaps even in the world" (see link)
Great Smoky Mountains Historical Log Cabins at Cades Cove
Gusuku of Ryukyu Shuri Castle
Haeinsa Temple
Hahoe and Yangdong
Hallstatt-Dachstein boat houses
Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region Gorin and Egami Churches
Hiraizumi Chusonji Temple
Horyu-ji Area
Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works "The houses were simple, single storey, structures built of Douglas Fir" (AB ev) (the theatre and church are also built of wood)
Imperial Palace
Istanbul Zeyrek houses
Itsukushima Shrine
Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos Except for the church in San José, all churches are made out of wood
Jongmyo Shrine
Karlskrona Amiralitetskyrkan wooden church
Kernavė wooden chapel near the church
Kii Mountain Range 3 Great Kumano Shrines, part of Kii - Koyasan
Kizhi Pogost
Kuldiga "Its historic urban fabric includes structures of traditional local log architecture" (OUV)
L'Anse aux Meadows "consists of eight timber-framed turf structures" (OUV)
Lower German Limes "Thanks to the outstanding preservation of organic remains and to the repeated rebuilding of vulnerable forts, Frontiers of the Roman Empire – The Lower German Limes constitutes a showcase of Roman construction in timber. (...) The fort of Valkenburg-Centrum is internationally renowned for its standing timber remains, but the nomination includes several sites with similar preservation conditions." (Nomination file, p. 44)
Luang Prabang
Modernist Kaunas Garden City Area: "low density area with brick and wooden houses" (AB ev)
Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha its ancient wooden temples
Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan its wooden shrines and temples
Mount Wutai Main hall of Nanchan Monastery and the East Hall of Fuguang Monastery
Mountain Resort, Chengde
Namhansanseong Key wooden structures within the fortress. Temporary Palace - Haenggung, Command Post Sueojangdae, Shrine Sungryeoljeon - Cheongryangdang - Hyeonjeolsa, Arsenal Chimgwaejeong, Martial Arts Training Hall- Yeonmugwan, Pavilion Jisudang, Janggyeongsa Temple. - official website
Okinoshima Island Wooden shrines
Old Rauma
Old Town Lunenburg preserving the wooden architecture of the houses and public buildings, some of which date from the 18th century (OUV)
Old Town of Lijiang Timber-framed Naxi domestic dwellings
Olympic National Park
Petäjävesi Old Church
Potsdam Alexandrowska
Prague Wooden church on Petrin hill
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
Pyu Ancient Cities Beikthano, ... combining brick and wooden architecture (AB ev)
Riga "the 19th century wooden architecture make it of Outstanding Universal Value" (OUV)
Royal Joseon Tombs All Joseon tombs contain a T-shaped shrine. "The T-shaped shrine reflected traditional Korean wooden architecture and was built with round wooden pillars erected on neatly dressed cornerstones. The wooden beams were buttressed with simple wing-like brackets." - nomination file
SGang Gwaay
Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries "The 13th century Hall of Infinite Life is one of the oldest buildings in Korea and an important example of East Asian wooden architecture. Beopjusa contains a large multi-story wooden pavilion which is the largest in Korea." - ICOMOS
Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple Bulguksa Temple
Seowon, Neo-Confucian Academies
Sewell Mining Town "its timber buildings, based on American models and many painted in vivid hues of green, yellow, red and blue, cascade down steep slopes" (AB ev)
Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
Sighisoara Scholars' Stairs
Skogskyrkogarden The Woodland Chapel
St. Petersburg Peter the Great's Summer Cabin
Strasbourg Kamerzell House (the oldest in Strassburg)
Studley Royal Park Temple of Fame: "The temple of Fame is a folly in both senses of the word as it appears to be made from stone, but is in fact painted wood."
Temple of Heaven
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier Cabanon de Le Corbusier, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
The Porticoes of Bologna The wooden porticoes of Bologna are a direct, rare and precious documentation of the medieval building systems. The most common construction technique is the opus craticium, which involves a wooden frame made up of vertical uprights, horizontal crossbeams and diagonal stiffening elements. (nom file)
Trang An two temples of King Dinh and King Le with their traditional wooden architecture (AB ev)
Urnes Stave Church
Vegaøyan "Dwellings were built of logs, clad externally with vertical planks, traditionally roofed in turf" (AB ev)
Venice and its Lagoon The squeri (shipyards)
Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
Visby • a number of wooden buildings survive. Notable among these are the Old Residence and the Burmeister House on strandgatan, both from the mid 17th century and with lavishly painted interiors (AB ev)
Westminster Westminster Hall by Hugh Herland
Wooden Churches of Maramures
Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
Wooden Hypostyle Mosques of Medieval Anatolia "The mosques have a structural system whereby the exterior envelopes are of masonry but the rows of columns (hypostyle) that support the flat ceilings and the roofs are all of wood" (AB ev)
Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region
Yellowstone Old Faithful Inn, the largest wooden hotel in the world
Yungang Grottoes


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