Wood Houses

Author(s): Dominique Gauzin-Muller


The renaissance of wood in architectrue began in the early 1990s following the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. A lively interest in sustainable materials made wood particularly attractive and it became an important feature in the developing global ecology. Wood as a building material for the home has become independent from the aesthetical designs of a well-known Swedish furniture chain, and it new stands for a healthy interior environment, free of harmful toxic substances, with naturally balanced humidity and comfortable regulated temperatures. This volume documenrts in full technical detail some 25 timber buildings in three main areas: residential buildings, holiday homes, and living and working. The individual projects cover a large range of sizes, budgets, and types of construction, and they also show wood in combination with such materials as stone, concrete, and steel. The featured work comes from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, USA, Canada, China, Australia and Brazil, and the architects include Philip Gumuchdjian, Mario Botta, Kengo Kuma and Baumschlager + Eberle


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  • : 9783764370770
  • : birkh
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  • : Dominique Gauzin-Muller
  • : Hardback