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Timber high-rises: A new urban element

Green, Michael / Taggart, Jim

Tall Wood Buildings

Design, Construction and Performance

BIRKHÄUSER

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    Publication Date:
    January 2017
    Copyright year:
    2017
    ISBN
    978-3-0356-0476-4
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    Overview

    • Spectacular international case studies
    • Specifically prepared construction drawings explain structural details
    • Authors are experienced specialists for timber construction

    Aims and Scope

    Tall Wood buildings have been at the foreground of innovative building practice in urban contexts for a number of years. From London to Stockholm, from Vancouver to Melbourne timber buildings of up to 20 storeys have been built, are under construction or being considered. This dynamic trend was enabled by developments in the material itself, prefabrication and more flexibility in fire regulations. The low CO2 footprint of wood - often regionally sourced - is another strong argument in its favour. This publication explains the typical construction types such as panel systems, frame and hybrid systems. An international selection of 13 case studies is documented in detail with many specially prepared construction drawings, demonstrating the range of the technology.

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    Details

    176 pages
    BIRKHÄUSER
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Specialist Text
    Readership:
    Architects, builders, urban planners

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    Michael Green, Michael Green Architecture, Vancouver
    Jim Taggart, Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine

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