100 Contemporary Wood Buildings, The Wooden Structures of the 21st Century, Taschen Books
Not so long ago some might have considered wood a material of the past and long since replaced it 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 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 by architects around the world. .
True to all TASCHEN architecture homes 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 architect’s vision and innovation as well as investigating the techniques, trends, and principles that have informed their work with wood. It examines the computer guided milling that has allowed for novel new forms, the responsible harvesting that allows wood to align with our environmental concerns, and above all, wood’s enduring appeal to our senses and psyche comforting hectic modern lives with a sense of Arcadian simplicity.
“Trendy timber… undoubtedly one of the most elegant modern building materials.”
— Vogue, Paris
Size: 24 x 30.5cm
Pages: 656 Pages
Format: Hardcover, 2 Volumes in Slipcase
Author: Philip Jodidio for Taschen Books