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Crafting Wood

Crafting Wood

Structure and Expression

Edited by Carmen Rist-Stadelmann
Edited by Machiel Spaan
Edited by Urs Meister


Publishing 1st Jul 2021
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    • The book presents new findings on timber joints and offers inspiration for architects and other professionals in the field of timber construction
    • Wood as a renewable and extremely versatile building material is experiencing ever-broader use around the world
    • Lavishly illustrated with images, plans, and drawings
    • Documents a practice-based educational cooperation of several European universities
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    Wood has a centuries-long tradition as well as huge potential for future use as a highly versatile building material. Crafting Wood: Structure and Expression presents newly gained knowledge on timber construction and on timber joints in particular.

    This book - lavishly illustrated with plans, sketches, and photographs - emerged from an international educational cooperation of the University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU in Trondheim, and the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. The program looked at a vast range of timber joints from different theoretical and practical perspectives. Students conceived and made by hand new joints that were then applied in prototypes for entire structures, also designed as part of the course, at a scale of 1:5. By analysing this learning process, the book provides a new overview of the topic of timber joints in architecture through text and images.

    About the Author

    Carmen Rist-Stadelmann is a lecturer and directs the master’s program at the Institute of Architecture and Planning, University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz.

    Machiel Spaan teaches at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam, where he is also a founding partner with architectural firm M3H.

    Urs Meister is a professor of design and construction at the Institute of Architecture and Planning, University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz, and a founding partner of Zurich-based Käferstein & Meister Architects.

    Park Books
    Publish date
    1st Jul 2021
    Paperback / softback
    World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
    300 mm x 200 mm
    160 Pages
    150 color, 50 b&w
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