Hermann Kaufmann
Winfried Nerdinger
Prestel Publishing, New York, 2012, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
8.75 x 10.5 inches, hardcover, 224 pages, 250 illustrations
ISBN: 9783791351810
Suggested Retail Price: $49.95

From the Publisher. A building material of the future, timber bridges the gap between nature and technology.

A sustainable resource and climate-friendly construction material, timber is also a materialized solar energy and carbon dioxide accumulator. As a universally applicable heat-insulating material and highly resilient natural product, it is the building material of the future. In this book renowned experts examine timber’s ecological importance, its technological potential as well as the new possibilities for architectural construction and design of this familiar material. The 50 international examples selected in this volume illustrate digital manufacturing methods for timber and the variety of modern timber constructions, from low-energy houses and wide-span supporting structures to high-rise construction.

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