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100 CONTEMPORARY WOOD BUILDINGS/100 ZEITGENOSSISCHE HOLZBAUTEN/100 BATIMENTS CONTEMPORAINS EN BOIS. Philip Jodidio. Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH, Cologne, 2015. Two volumes. Vol. 1: 328 pp. with 498 ills. (305 col.). Vol. 2: 650 pp. with 487 ills. (320 col.). 32 x 25 cm. ISBN 9783836542814 Trilingual in English, German and French.
Publisher's description: Not so very long ago, some might have considered wood a material of the past, long since replaced by more modern components such as concrete and steel. The truth is radically different. Bolstered by new manufacturing techniques and ecological benefits, wood has seen a fabulous resurgence in contemporary construction. This double-volume survey explores how architects around the world have created and invented with this elementary material. Featuring follies, very large buildings, and ambitious urban renewal schemes, it celebrates the diverse deployment of wood from architects in China, Chile, and everywhere in between. We see how wood can at once transform urban spaces, as in the Metropol Parasol in Seville by Jurgen Mayer H, and allow for sensitive interventions in natural environments, as at the Finnish Forest Research Institute by SARC Architects, or the Termas Geometricas Hot Springs Complex by German del Sol. True to all TASCHEN architecture tomes, the book pays tribute to many emerging international talents, as well as to such renowned figures as Tadao Ando to Renzo Piano. It celebrates each of these architect's vision and innovation, as well as investigating the techniques, trends, and principles that have informed their work with wood.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 169138
Hardcover, boxed $59.99    

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