Whether strict and orthogonal or undulating and curved, whether rough and natural or polished and elegant... Wood is nature's greatest resource, embedded in the history, culture and life of humans worldwide. And it is ingenious as building material: remarkably malleable and at the same time resilient, recyclable in many ways and reducing greenhouse gases, universally applicable and locally available, renewable and beautiful. Today, new pro-cessing technologies extend the spectrum of its possible applications and the combinability with other building materials, enabling new technical and design solutions. In short, almost anything - structurally - can be done with it. Whatever architects and interior designers think of can be realized with wood: from energy-efficient houses via multi-story academic facilities to the interiors of fashion-able bars. The traditional building material has become ultra-contemporary and increasingly cutting-edge, offer-ing exciting possibilities for architectural design.
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 3 Oct 2019
Publisher: Braun Publishing AG
Publication City, Country: Salenstein, Switzerland
Dimensions (cm): 28(H) x 24(L)
Weight (gm): 1320
Core topic for Chris van Uffelen is the transfer of knowledge about design in all its manifestations. For more than twenty years the Dutch-German art historian has been publishing books as well as countless essays and articels on art, architecture, interior design and urban planning from antiquity to the present. He is particular interested in the effects of architecture on public spaces. In his editorial office he provides a wide range of services for the publishing industry. He also runs his own small publishing house.