From the author of bestselling titles Concrete and Brick, William Hall, comes another book devoted to building materials. Wood focuses on timber construction and just like the previous two, it will inspire architects and builders for generations to come.
Wood is one of the oldest building materials and this book in particular consists of 170 structures made in the last 1,000 years. The idea behind it is to explore the relationship between trees and architecture, inspire discussion and promote comparison. Inside, you’ll find a variety of different constructions from a Vietnamese village hall, Belgian laboratory, Russian church, fortified Japanese castle to a luxurious Canadian sauna.
Timber projects can be found with some of the biggest names in architecture like Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, Peter Zumthor and Le Corbusier. Each construction is accompanied with magnificent photography, turning this book into a perfect addition to your coffee table book collection.
Get it from Amazon here.
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