Architecture in Wood

Architecture in Wood

Author: Will Pryce

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500343187

Category:

Page: 320

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Wood has unique qualities, yet is undervalued or ignored in histories of architecture. However, leading designers around the world are increasingly drawn to it to satisfy social and environmental needs. Will Pryce, the most admired architectural photographer in Britain, has travelled the world seeking both famous and obscure buildings in wood. Intensely dramatic but not over-dramatized, technically flawless, but not merely documentary, his photographs convey all the excitement of encountering these amazing structures first hand. In the substantial text he shows how the wooden heritage of Japan grew from its Buddhist history; how Russia's carpenters determined its iconic domes; how Norway's stave churches contain clues to her pagan past; how Turkic tribes brought the yali from Asia; how the settlers of New England would use a provincial English tradition on the new continent; and how, today, sophisticated architects such as Peter Zumthor and Renzo Piano are inventing an eloquent new wooden architecture.

New Architecture in Wood

New Architecture in Wood

Author: Marc Wilhelm Lennartz

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 9783035604580

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

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Timber: the old raw material and building material returns.There are many reasons today for building with wood and there are great advantages over conventional designs. Wood is not only a renewable building material that helps reduce the levels of CO2 and is hence good for climate change, but, due to modern computing and manufacturing processes, it can also be used for a variety of construction tasks. Wood possesses excellent qualities for both construction and indoor climate control, and can easily be combined with other common building materials. Based on 24 international projects, the 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.

Solid Wood

Solid Wood

Author: Joseph Mayo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317587491

Category: Architecture

Page: 358

View: 443

Over the past 10-15 years a renaissance in wood architecture has occurred with the development of new wood building systems and design strategies, elevating wood from a predominantly single-family residential idiom to a rival of concrete and steel construction for a variety of building types, including high rises. This new solid wood architecture offers unparalleled environmental as well as construction and aesthetic benefits, and is of growing importance for professionals and academics involved in green design. Solid Wood provides the first detailed book which allows readers to understand new mass timber/massive wood architecture. It provides: historical context in wood architecture from around the world a strong environmental rationale for the use of wood in buildings recent developments in contemporary fire safety and structural issues insights into building code challenges detailed case studies of new large-scale wood building systems on a country-by-country basis. Case studies from the UK, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Italy, Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia highlight design strategies, construction details and unique cultural attitudes in wood design. The case studies include the most ambitious academic, hospitality, industrial, multi-family, and wood office buildings in the world. With discussions from leading architectural, engineering, and material manufacturing firms in Europe, North America and the South Pacific, Solid Wood disrupts preconceived notions and serves as an indispensable guide to twenty-first century wood architecture and its environmental and cultural benefits.

Wood Architecture

Wood Architecture

Author: Ruth Slavid

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694025

Category: Architecture, Modern

Page: 239

View: 514

Timber is having a renaissance as an architectural material, as more architects come to understand its properties, and enjoy adding it to their repertoire of materials. With a growing crop of good new timber buildings, architects are coming to realise that this is no longer the sole preserve of the traditionalist, but a material that has an important role to play in the contemporary world. The book's introduction examines the ways in which a raw material of diminishing quality (but abundant quantity) can be 'stretched' to perform as it has never done before using new technology and careful detailing. The 40 case studies are devoted to some of the most interesting new wood projects from around the world. The projects are grouped in seven themed chapters. Featured architects from around the world include Steven Holl, Foster and Partners, Rural Studio, Renzo Piano and Shigeru Ban.

Wood Architecture

Wood Architecture

Author: Ruth Slavid

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015060898767

Category: Architecture, Modern

Page: 239

View: 747

Timber is having a renaissance as an architectural material, as more architects come to understand its properties, and enjoy adding it to their repertoire of materials. With a growing crop of good new timber buildings, architects are coming to realise that this is no longer the sole preserve of the traditionalist, but a material that has an important role to play in the contemporary world. The book's introduction examines the ways in which a raw material of diminishing quality (but abundant quantity) can be 'stretched' to perform as it has never done before using new technology and careful detailing. The 40 case studies are devoted to some of the most interesting new wood projects from around the world. The projects are grouped in seven themed chapters. Featured architects from around the world include Steven Holl, Foster and Partners, Rural Studio, Renzo Piano and Shigeru Ban.

Advancing Wood Architecture

Advancing Wood Architecture

Author: Achim Menges

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317392330

Category: Architecture

Page: 258

View: 233

In light of environmental challenges architecture is facing, wood is no longer regarded as outmoded, nostalgic, and rooted in the past, but increasingly recognized as one of the most promising building materials for the future. Recent years have seen unprecedented innovation of new technologies for advancing wood architecture. Advancing Wood Architecture offers a comprehensive overview of the new architectural possibilities that are enabled by cutting-edge computational technologies in wood construction. It provides both an overarching architectural understanding and in-depth technological information through built projects and the works of four leading design research groups in Europe. The projects presented include large scale, permanent buildings such as the ETH Arch-Tec Lab Building in Zurich, the Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall near Stuttgart and the Boiler House in Hooke Park, UK, as well as, built research prototypes investigating additive robotic fabrication, folded plate structures and meteorosensitive building skins. Illustrated in full colour, the book showcases the latest technological developments in design computation, simulation and digital fabrication together with an architectural, engineering and manufacturing perspective, offering an outlook towards novel spatial and constructional opportunities of a material with unrivalled ecological virtues.

Advancing Wood Architecture

Advancing Wood Architecture

Author: Achim Menges

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317392347

Category: Architecture

Page: 258

View: 109

In light of environmental challenges architecture is facing, wood is no longer regarded as outmoded, nostalgic, and rooted in the past, but increasingly recognized as one of the most promising building materials for the future. Recent years have seen unprecedented innovation of new technologies for advancing wood architecture. Advancing Wood Architecture offers a comprehensive overview of the new architectural possibilities that are enabled by cutting-edge computational technologies in wood construction. It provides both an overarching architectural understanding and in-depth technological information through built projects and the works of four leading design research groups in Europe. The projects presented include large scale, permanent buildings such as the ETH Arch-Tec Lab Building in Zurich, the Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall near Stuttgart and the Boiler House in Hooke Park, UK, as well as, built research prototypes investigating additive robotic fabrication, folded plate structures and meteorosensitive building skins. Illustrated in full colour, the book showcases the latest technological developments in design computation, simulation and digital fabrication together with an architectural, engineering and manufacturing perspective, offering an outlook towards novel spatial and constructional opportunities of a material with unrivalled ecological virtues.

Buildings in Wood

Buildings in Wood

Author: Will Pryce

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: IND:30000109104962

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 177

A history of the use of wood as a construction material examines its applications in architecture through the ages from both a chronological and geographical perspective, ranging from the ancient Buddhist temples of Kyoto and Scandinavia's stave churches, to innovative designs of the present day.

The Wooden Architecture of Northern Europe

The Wooden Architecture of Northern Europe

Author: HILLING

Publisher:

ISBN: 1848225806

Category:

Page: 224

View: 307

This book explores the wealth of wooden architecture that is to be found in the Fennoscandian Peninsula. This distinct region, which includes Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Russian Republic of Karelia, was dominated by coniferous forest. Wood was seen as a living material - one that was permeated with myth and folklore - while the forest itself formed the background to everyday life. This is the first book to examine and record the distinctive wooden architecture of this region from the early medieval period to the early 20th century. Structured according to different wood types, it concentrates on domestic and religious buildings. It begins by setting out the geographical, social and historic background, before discussing the way in which two different timber-building traditions emerged in the region. It then provides a detailed examination of different types of dwellings. The book concludes by outlining the development of wooden domestic and religious buildings during the closing decades of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century.