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Living in Wood : Architecture & Interior Design / von Chris van Uffelen.

By: Uffelen, Chris van, 1966- [VerfasserIn.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Salenstein : Braun Pub Ag, 2017Description: 272 Seiten. ; cm.Content type: unbewegtes Bild | Text Media type: ohne Hilfsmittel zu benutzen Carrier type: BandISBN: 9783037682180; 3037682183.Subject(s): Wohnungsbau | Einfamilienhaus | Holzbau | InnenarchitekturDDC classification: 724.6 Subject: An important material for many centuries and used in countless diverse ways before being almost despised for a long time in the modern era, wood has now become a source of fascination and inspiration in contemporary architecture. The sustainable and locally available building material is easy to process, structurally very powerful and extremely simple to combine with other materials. It insulates against heat as well as cold, but is also breathable ? excellent qualities for a pleasant and healthy interior climate.0Along with these practical considerations, it is the unlimited abundance of creative possibilities that accounts for the ever-growing popularity of residential dwellings made of wood. From one-story bungalows to multi-story dwellings, timber houses are at the forefront of the development of contemporary architecture and design. This volume presents the huge creative diversity of individual solutions from across the globe.
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A sustainable resource, wood perfectly captures the spirit of our age. Structurally robust, it is easy to work with and insulates brilliantly against both heat and cold and, as an organic material, generates a pleasant and healthy atmosphere in the spaces where it is used. It is all of these qualities that help to explain why it is timber houses in particular that are the trailblazers in the development of contemporary architecture and design and currently enjoy global - and growing - popularity. Wooden facades on futuristic buildings exude a welcome warmth while individual wooden elements lend the interiors an atmosphere of rustic chic, and existing stone or concrete features are enhanced through the sophisticated integration of wooden components.

An important material for many centuries and used in countless diverse ways before being almost despised for a long time in the modern era, wood has now become a source of fascination and inspiration in contemporary architecture. The sustainable and locally available building material is easy to process, structurally very powerful and extremely simple to combine with other materials. It insulates against heat as well as cold, but is also breathable ? excellent qualities for a pleasant and healthy interior climate.0Along with these practical considerations, it is the unlimited abundance of creative possibilities that accounts for the ever-growing popularity of residential dwellings made of wood. From one-story bungalows to multi-story dwellings, timber houses are at the forefront of the development of contemporary architecture and design. This volume presents the huge creative diversity of individual solutions from across the globe.