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Wood Design (Design Books)

Wood Design (Design Books)

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Book DescriptionIn the modern architecture, wood plays an especially central role, and the significance of this wonderfully diverse raw material in the design of sophisticated buildings and interiors continues to increase. Historically speaking, buildingwithout wood is practically unimaginable. Over the centuries, skills and traditions in the industrial arts harbouring an immense wealth of experience have evolved on virtually all continents. The breadth of the material has thus became extremely wide; onthe one hand, wood serves as a constructive material, yet it can also be a membrane-like surface. Its employment in interior decorating is just as feasible as its function as a weatherproofing facade skin. Its appearance can be rough and raw, but also sophisticated and clean. It allows a sensual perception that turns almost nuances, from harsh, almost cool, to warm and cozy, into perceptible experience. This book present remarkable object from the realm of private living space, public buildings and religious structures. Along with well-designed hotels, restaurants and bars, they form the latest currents of a modern international wood-building culture. Plans will be included. Index with contact information.