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New Architecture in Wood: Forms and Structures

New Architecture in Wood: Forms and Structures


Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag 2015 ISBN: 9783035604542 Author: Marc Wilhelm Lennartz, Susanne Jacob-Freitag Format: Hardcover, 192pp, 280 x 220mm

Building with wood is currently enjoying a comeback. The reasons for the return of this ancient construction material are manifold. More than just being a renewable material that stores the carbon dioxide so damaging to the climate, it also has excellent structural properties, creates an ideal interior climate, and is easily combined with all other common building materials. The diverse applications can draw on expertise with wooden structures gained over centuries plus current research into modern timber engineering. 

Based on 24 international projects, this 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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