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The New Wood Architecture

Stungo, Naomi; Affentranger, Christoph

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ISBN 10: 1856692590 / ISBN 13: 9781856692595
Published by Laurence King Publishing, 2001
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Title: The New Wood Architecture

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Like New

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Following on the success of the hardback, this new paperback considers thirty recently completed timber-built schemes by progressive architectural practices. It looks at how the selected buildings have derived their special character from wood, in response to an assortment of intriguing briefs - including an Olympic hall, a textile museum, a painter's studio and a theatre. The author's argument - that wood is the building material of the future - is explored through five chapters, each defining a different aspect of the debate. 'A new style' brings together the work of a generation of forward-looking architects who have rejected the high-tech and deconstructivist aesthetics of their predecessors and are instead using wood to design to the paired down legacy of such mentors as Herzog & de Meuron. 'New technology' looks at how advances in technology have enhanced the ease with which timber can be used as a building material - and shows how architects have employed this to their advantage. 'Green thinking' recounts the ingenious ways in which well thought-out wooden buildings have used wood to blur the boundaries between inside and out - with some startlingly beautiful results. And finally, 'Reworking the vernacular' assesses the ways in which architects have used wood to re-work the traditional forms of buildings while remaining strongly rooted in a particular local culture.

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Naomi Stungo is an award-winning architectural writer. Christoph Affentranger is an architect and journalist living and working in Switzerland.

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