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  • Solid wood:Case studies in mass timber architecture, technology and design

  • Joseph Mayo

  • Taylor & Francis
  • April 2015
  • 978-0-415-72530-9
  • Paperback
  • 345pp
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Solid Wood enables readers to understand new mass timber/massive wood architecture. This is an increasingly popular construction method, often more commonly known as cross- laminated timber. The book provides historical context in wood architecture from around the world; a strong environmental rationale for the use of wood in buildings; recent developments in contemporary fire safety and structural issues; insights into building code challenges; and detailed case studies of new large-scale wood building systems on a country-by-country basis.

Case studies from the UK, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Italy, Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia highlight design strategies, construction details and unique cultural attitudes in wood design. PLEASE NOTE: This book weighs over over 1kg; for overseas orders, please note that we will make a surcharge over our standard overseas rate. Please request from publications@bmtrada.com
Foreword by Andrew Waugh Preface Acknowledgments ;

Part I: Wood and Wood Buildings 1. Introduction: A Story of Building with Wood 2. Forests, Forestry and Carbon 3. Solid Wood Materials and Concepts 4. Wood Design: An Introduction to Structure, Fire, Weathering and Sound

Part II: Case Studies in Solid Wood Architecture 5. England and the New Concrete 6. Norway and Norwegian Wood 7. Sweden and Nordic Cities of Wood 8. Germany and the Woodcube 9. Austria and Advanced Timber Building 10. Switzerland and Zurich’s Mühlebach 11. North America and Traditions Replanted 12. New Zealand, Australia and Timber Down Under 13. Coming out of the Woodwork: Codes, Cost and Competition Appendix: Interviews and Correspondence
Solid Wood enables readers to understand new mass timber/massive wood architecture. This is an increasingly popular construction method, often more commonly known as cross- laminated timber. The book provides historical context in wood architecture from around the world; a strong environmental rationale for the use of wood in buildings; recent developments in contemporary fire safety and structural issues; insights into building code challenges; and detailed case studies of new large-scale wood building systems on a country-by-country basis.

Case studies from the UK, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Italy, Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia highlight design strategies, construction details and unique cultural attitudes in wood design. PLEASE NOTE: This book weighs over over 1kg; for overseas orders, please note that we will make a surcharge over our standard overseas rate. Please request from publications@bmtrada.com
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