Synopsis: WOOD ARCHITECTURE NOW!
This title deals with nature's greatest resource. It covers modern wood architecture from Tierra del Fuego to North Cape. Wood is renewable and sustainable, solid and attractive. Wood can be bent and shaped to the most modern of designs. It is the material of the moment for contemporary architecture and this new volume allows readers to get a glimpse of the most exciting and dynamic new uses of wood in architecture from all over the world. Like earthen architecture, the use of wood is almost as ancient as building itself. The columns of Greek temples are stylized trees. Today's wooden buildings do all kinds of surprising things, and most of all, they are as 'green' as they come. Featured architects and practices of this title include: 70F, A1Architects, Aldinger Architekten, Appleton & Domingos, Auer+Weber+Assoziierte, Pieta-Linda Auttila, Shigeru Ban, Beals-Lyon Architects, Bernardes + Jacobsen, BETON, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Enrique Browne, Bernard Buhler, Marco Casagrande, Jose Cruz Ovalle, Edward Cullinan, dECOi Architects, dmvA, dRN Architects, Dumay + Fones + Vergara, Piet Hein Eek, ETH-Studio Monte Rosa/Bearth & Deplazes, Edouard Francois, General Design, Graft, Seppo Hakli, Yosuke Inoue, IROJE KHM Architects, and Jackson Clements Burrows. This title also features: Emma Johansson and Timo Leiviska, Kauffmann Theilig & Partner, Mathias Klotz, Marcio Kogan, Kirsi Korhonen and Mika Penttinen, Nic Lehoux, Atelier Masuda, J. Mayer H., Niall McLaughlin Architects, Andreas Meck, Beatriz Meyer, Murman Arkitekter, Rolf Karl Nimmrichter, Valerio Olgiati, Onix, Pushak, Room 11, Hans-Jorg Ruch, SARC Architects, Rodrigo Sheward, Simas and Grinspum, SKM Architects, Studio Weave, Tezuka Architects, Turnbull Griffin Haesloop, and Wingardhs.