Wood: contemporary houses in wood
Universe, Feb 28, 2006 - Architecture - 288 pages
Wood presents a comprehensive survey of international wood architecture highlighting the incredible versatility of this building material and the environmentally friendly possibilities of using it in residential construction and design. Wood as a material evokes alternate images of warm comfort or sleek cool modern design, and its many special characteristics are explored through the selected projects, interiors, and furniture detailed in this book.Wood provides a unique opportunity to examine contemporary wooden architecture as a global phenomenon rich in cross-cultural influences and universality. It also illustrates the diversity in the use of this material in different climates, cultures, and countries.The book is divided into four main chapters: a short historical introduction; a compilation of different projects shown as a whole, and typologically catalogued according to the use of wood; a compilation of interior designs, arranged like the different spaces of a house and combined with wood furniture; and a catalogue of the most commonly used woods and their properties.
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ACAYABA alburnum is easily ambience ARCHITECT COLLABORATORS ARCHITECTS PHOTO ARCHITEKTEN PHOTO atop Australia Austria average density average durability average impregnability bathroom bedrooms Brazil building built cabinetmaking Casa Bandeira COLLABORATORS common areas construction decorative veneering DESIGN INSTITUTE LTD Drilling is required durable against fungi duramen has low easily impregnable EDGE DESIGN INSTITUTE exterior carpentry facade FAS SIA PHOTO finishing Finland furniture Gary Chang glues HARRY LEVINE high density INSTITUTE LTD PHOTO interior and exterior Interior carpentry floors Janet Choy KENGO KUMA kg/m kitchen laminated wood landscape light living room low impregnability Maison Goulet Mechanical properties MILLER HULL PARTNERSHIP nailing and screwing Natural durability Nelson Kon Physical properties Plywood Plywood boards Plywood panels porch readily available broadleaf readily available conifer required before nailing residence roof Sapele semi-hard sensitive to insects slight density straight grain structure terrace terrain TREE HOUSE Undine Prohl walls water xylophagous insects WOOD CATALOGUE Wood putty wooden