the wooden buildings in the residential quarter Limnologen in Växjö

Project: The role of wood for the living environment in wooden residential buildings

This project aims at investigating the role of wood as related to positive effects on well-being and attractiveness in wooden residential buildings. We want to take advantage of the unique environment with wooden buildings in Växjö and investigate the residents' satisfaction and experiences of living in a wooden building.

Project information

Project manager
Thomas K Bader
Other project members
Ulrica Hörberg and Eva Haraldsson, Linnaeus University; Olivia Thim, Växjö Municipality, Sweden
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University, Växjö Municipality
Växjö Municipality
Building technology (Department of Building Technology, Faculty of Technology)
Health science (Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences)

More about the project

The overall purpose of the project is to increase knowledge about the importance of wood for the living environment in residential buildings, and to investigate the experience of living and working in wooden houses, as well as the role of wood for well-being. We also expecte to be able to identify problems and challenges in building wooden residential buildings.

In the project, we will study residential buildings in various urban development areas in Växjö, which include buildings with different building systems. The project will highlight the positive effects of the built environment and the living environment in wooden residential buildings, and how they contribute to the well-being of residents. It will contribute new knowledge for new construction projects. The results of the project will be compared with the results of other surveys, to identify positive parameters as well as challenges and problems in building with wood.

The project is part of the research in the Wood Building Technology and Hälsa, vårdande och lärande på livsvärldsteoretisk grund (HVL) research groups, and the Linnaeus Knowledge Environment Green Sustainable Development.