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Wood is one of the most popular and desirable building materials on the contemporary scene, its special qualities serving as a reminder of our connection to the physical world in an era where virtual reality has crept into almost every facet of day-to-day life. Featured here are over thirty examples of the most expressive and inventive uses of wood in design and architecture from all over the world. An inviting fireplace perch set beneath shelves of natural maple that stretch to the ceiling; a striking geometric studio sits nestled, half-hidden amidst the swampy creeks and overgrown scrub oaks that grow along Florida's eastern seaboard. In over 360 spectacular photos, from Tadao Ando's Museum of Wood to Edward Cullinan's Westminster Lodge, each building is remarkably fresh and distinctly original. A gorgeous addition to the bookshelf of any architect, builder, or lover of beautiful design, Wood serves not only as a document of present ingenuity in the craft, but as a signpost pointing toward an entirely new direction in architecture.

About the Author

Naomi Stungo Naomi Stungo is an architecture writer based in London. She has written for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Blueprint and The Observer. She now writes for World Architecture magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811832359
Subtitle:
New Directions in Design and Architecture
Author:
Stungo, Naomi
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
Design & Drafting
Subject:
Methods & Materials
Subject:
Building, Wooden
Subject:
Architecture, modern
Subject:
Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
107-63
Publication Date:
20011001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11.375 x 9.375 x 1 in 3 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » General
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Structure

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