Puu Wood Holz Bois is a book that presents Finnish wood expertise and architecture. The book consists of introductory articles about wood industry in Finland, the political programmes to increase the use of wood in building, and some 20 project presentations that shows exemplary use of wood as a building material.
The showcased projects include well-known examples of contemporary Finnish architecture such as the Sibelius Hall in Lahti designed by architects Hannu Tikka and Kimmo Lintula; the Laajasalo Church by Kari Järvinen and Merja Nieminen; The Kärsämäki Shingle Church by Anssi Lassila; the Finnforest office building by architects Helin & Co; or the Kierikki Stone Age Centre by architect Reijo Jallinoja. The projects have been presented with colour photograph and some architectural drawings and diagrams. All the texts are in Finnish, English, German and French.
Finland has always been renowned for its architecture. Recently, wooden architecture, in particular, has won much international acclaim. Important public buildings have been constructed of timber, such as concert halls, churches and sports facilities. The latest development is office buildings, and whole wooden housing estates have sprung up in addition to wooden high-rise buildings. We might say that architecture and architects have converted the results of wood-usage promotion into visible evidence. Architecture also has a key role in the competitiveness of our country. The built-up environment is of pivotal importance or the comfort and well-being of people.
— Puu Wood Holz Bois, p. 36.
The copy in stock is in fine condition. There is just some minor shelf wear on the covers.