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Timber engineering at a glance

Lennartz, Marc Wilhelm / Jacob-Freitag, Susanne

New Architecture in Wood

Forms and Structures


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    Publication Date:
    November 2015
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    Typologically structured overview of 24 contemporary wooden buildings Various typologies and constructions in wood: long-span halls, light follow-up compaction, and prefabricated components

    Aims and Scope

    Timber: the old raw material and building material returns.There are many reasons today for building with wood and there are great advantages over conventional designs. Wood is not only a renewable building material that helps reduce the levels of CO2 and is hence good for climate change, but, due to modern computing and manufacturing processes, it can also be used for a variety of construction tasks. Wood possesses excellent qualities for both construction and indoor climate control, and can easily be combined with other common building materials. Based on 24 international projects, the book provides an overview of the range of possibilities in wood construction today. Texts, images, and plans document the architectural and constructive qualities of contemporary timber structures from the conceptual design to the structure in detail. The various uses are based on current research in modern timber engineering but also on timber construction expertise that has been developing over many centuries. This special discipline has evolved significantly in recent decades, particularly in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and is a world leader today.

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    28.0 x 22.0 cm
    184 pages
    45 Fig.
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    Marc Wilhelm Lennartz and Susanne Jacob-Freitag are both architecture and timber engineering specialist journalists.

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