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Wood has unique qualities, yet is undervalued or ignored in histories of architecture. However, leading designers around the world are increasingly drawn to it to satisfy social and environmental needs. Will Pryce, the most admired architectural photographer in Britain, has travelled the world seeking both famous and obscure buildings in wood. Intensely dramatic but not over-dramatized, technically flawless, but not merely documentary, his photographs convey all the excitement of encountering these amazing structures first hand. In the substantial text he shows how the wooden heritage of Japan grew from its Buddhist history; how Russia's carpenters determined its iconic domes; how Norway's stave churches contain clues to her pagan past; how Turkic tribes brought the yali from Asia; how the settlers of New England would use a provincial English tradition on the new continent; and how, today, sophisticated architects such as Peter Zumthor and Renzo Piano are inventing an eloquent new wooden architecture.

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Author: Will Pryce
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Release: 2016-02-03
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 0500343187

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Timber is having a renaissance as an architectural material, as more architects come to understand its properties, and enjoy adding it to their repertoire of materials. With a growing crop of good new timber buildings, architects are coming to realise that this is no longer the sole preserve of the traditionalist, but a material that has an important role to play in the contemporary world. The book's introduction examines the ways in which a raw material of diminishing quality (but abundant quantity) can be 'stretched' to perform as it has never done before using new technology and careful detailing. The 40 case studies are devoted to some of the most interesting new wood projects from around the world. The projects are grouped in seven themed chapters. Featured architects from around the world include Steven Holl, Foster and Partners, Rural Studio, Renzo Piano and Shigeru Ban.

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Genre: Architecture, Modern
Author: Ruth Slavid
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Release: 2005-01-01
File: 239 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781856694025

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Genre: Architecture, American
Author: Hans Jürgen Hansen
Publisher: New York : Viking Press
Release: 1971
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39076005383992

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Over the past 10-15 years a renaissance in wood architecture has occurred with the development of new wood building systems and design strategies, elevating wood from a predominantly single-family residential idiom to a rival of concrete and steel construction for a variety of building types, including high rises. This new solid wood architecture offers unparalleled environmental as well as construction and aesthetic benefits, and is of growing importance for professionals and academics involved in green design. Solid Wood provides the first detailed book which allows readers to understand new mass timber/massive wood architecture. It provides: historical context in wood architecture from around the world a strong environmental rationale for the use of wood in buildings recent developments in contemporary fire safety and structural issues insights into building code challenges detailed case studies of new large-scale wood building systems on a country-by-country basis. Case studies from the UK, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Italy, Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia highlight design strategies, construction details and unique cultural attitudes in wood design. The case studies include the most ambitious academic, hospitality, industrial, multi-family, and wood office buildings in the world. With discussions from leading architectural, engineering, and material manufacturing firms in Europe, North America and the South Pacific, Solid Wood disrupts preconceived notions and serves as an indispensable guide to twenty-first century wood architecture and its environmental and cultural benefits.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Joseph Mayo
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-10-05
File: 346 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317587491

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Timber: the old raw material and building material returns.There are many reasons today for building with wood and there are great advantages over conventional designs. Wood is not only a renewable building material that helps reduce the levels of CO2 and is hence good for climate change, but, due to modern computing and manufacturing processes, it can also be used for a variety of construction tasks. Wood possesses excellent qualities for both construction and indoor climate control, and can easily be combined with other common building materials. Based on 24 international projects, the book provides an overview of the range of possibilities in wood construction today. Texts, images, and plans document the architectural and constructive qualities of contemporary timber structures from the conceptual design to the structure in detail. The various uses are based on current research in modern timber engineering but also on timber construction expertise that has been developing over many centuries. This special discipline has evolved significantly in recent decades, particularly in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and is a world leader today.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Marc Wilhelm Lennartz
Publisher: Birkhäuser
Release: 2015-11-27
File: 184 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783035604580

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In light of environmental challenges architecture is facing, wood is no longer regarded as outmoded, nostalgic, and rooted in the past, but increasingly recognized as one of the most promising building materials for the future. Recent years have seen unprecedented innovation of new technologies for advancing wood architecture. Advancing Wood Architecture offers a comprehensive overview of the new architectural possibilities that are enabled by cutting-edge computational technologies in wood construction. It provides both an overarching architectural understanding and in-depth technological information through built projects and the works of four leading design research groups in Europe. The projects presented include large scale, permanent buildings such as the ETH Arch-Tec Lab Building in Zurich, the Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall near Stuttgart and the Boiler House in Hooke Park, UK, as well as, built research prototypes investigating additive robotic fabrication, folded plate structures and meteorosensitive building skins. Illustrated in full colour, the book showcases the latest technological developments in design computation, simulation and digital fabrication together with an architectural, engineering and manufacturing perspective, offering an outlook towards novel spatial and constructional opportunities of a material with unrivalled ecological virtues.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Achim Menges
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2016-07-22
File: 232 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317392330

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Humans have been building homes from wood for thousands of years, and yet, in a contemporary world of option and innovation the most primitive resource could in fact be the most pertinent. Stretching back to historic Japanese houses, becoming synonymous with resort accommodation, and intertwining itself in the modern trend of hygge, its tactility and warmth has influenced countless architectural design movements. A safe,0sturdy, and sustainable alternative to concrete, architects are rediscovering wood?s universal appeal. Out of the Woods documents their progressive and inspiring creations from the foundations up.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: gestalten
Publisher: Gestalten
Release: 2020-09-29
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 3899558596

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A history of the use of wood as a construction material examines its applications in architecture through the ages from both a chronological and geographical perspective, ranging from the ancient Buddhist temples of Kyoto and Scandinavia's stave churches, to innovative designs of the present day.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Will Pryce
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Release: 2005
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: IND:30000109104962

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Wood has always been a stong contributing factor in the creation of interesting architecture. Because of its special physical characteristics, its many possibilities of application and combination with other construction materials, since human beings began building houses, wood has been one of the main building materials. In addition, because of the increasing sensitivity for the protection of resources the ecological potential of wood as a renewable raw material wood has gained in significance. To build with wood has been for years and is still a trend topic, this volume is a road tour of contemporary wood architecture. The many possibilities for use of this natural building material are shown with texts, photos, facts and drawings, as well as the innovative construction techniques which have extended these possibilities. The architectural species diversity ranges from energy efficient passive homes to wide span supporting structures, to multi-story productions halls.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Michelle Galindo
Publisher: Braun Publish,Csi
Release: 2012
File: 191 Pages
ISBN-13: 3037681233

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WOOD is one of the best materials for construction on account of its versatility. Among other benefits, its outstanding features are its great capacity as a thermal and acoustic insulator; its remarkable ecological character; warm appearance; luminosity, and comfort, as well as its pleasant texture and feel. For these reasons, architects and designers use this noble material, which offers infinite possibilities for exterior design and decoration. Today, the new criteria for sustainable housing planning benefit from an inexhaustible source of ideas based on products derived from this material. Furthermore, the great variety of available wood, and the fact that it is easy to recycle, facilitate the construction of masterful and varied designs. New ways of joining and fixing have been formulated thanks to modern technology. The contact with nature of this material has revitalised the use of wood in architecture. In this sense, the clients who request these types of options do so because they believe in the benefits that wood brings to their lives, satisfying their tastes, their requirements, and their individual styles. WOOD ARCHITECTURE TODAY is a selection of 30 of the most relevant international architects that work with WOOD; a compilation of different types of construction which unify traditional design with different styles of modern creations. Focused on the use of wood, the explanatory texts and drawing plans deleted clearly explain the characteristics of this material and its use in sophisticated projects. * Includes Australian architects/projects

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Genre: Architect-designed houses
Author: David Andreu
Publisher:
Release: 2019-01-28
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 8499361455

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