Wood Architecture (Laurence King Publishing, 2005) by Ruth Slavid presents a comprehensive selection of high-quality architecture in wood. Contributions by, for instance, Steven Holl Architects, Peter Zumthor, Foster and Partmers, Nieto y Sobejano, Santiago Calatrava, Renzo Piano Workshop, Shigeru Ban, Herzog & de Meuron, and many more.
Timber is enjoying a renaissance as a building material, as more architects come to understand its properties, and take pleasure in adding it to heir repertoire. The latest buildings show that timber is no longer the sole preserve of the traditionalist, but has an iportant role to play in the contemporary world.
Following the introduction 40 case studies examine recent projects from around the world, which range from highly advanced large-span engineered structures to buildings that are literally grown in place. There are simple vernacular houses but also an extrovert Japanese temple, a playful office in the USA, and a contemporary apartment building in Paris.
– Ruth Slavid, Wood Architecture (Laurence King Publishing, 2005), excerpt from the book description
The text is in English. The book is lavishly illustrated with colour photos and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean; the binding is intact. There is a small tear on the dust jacket.