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100 Contemporary Wood Buildings

Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.30 lb, 632 pages
US$ 25
Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
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Travel the world to investigate one of the greatest renaissances in architecture: wood. How has this elemental material come to steal the show at luxury hot spring structures and cutting-edge urban renewal schemes? With 100 projects from China, Chile, and everywhere in between, this global survey explores the technical, environmental, and sensory elements that have inspired a return to timber.

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The wooden structures of the 21st century
Not so very long ago, some might have considered wood a material of the past, long since replaced by more modern components such as concrete and steel. The truth is radically different. Bolstered by new manufacturing techniques and ecological benefits, wood has seen a fabulous resurgence in contemporary construction.

This Bibliotheca Universalis edition explores how architects around the world have created and invented with this elementary material. Featuring follies, very large buildings, and ambitious urban renewal schemes, it celebrates the diverse deployment of wood by architects around the world. We see how wood can at once transform urban spaces, as in the Metropol Parasol in Seville by Jürgen Mayer H., and allow for sensitive interventions in natural environments, such as at the Termas Geométricas Hot Springs Complex in Pucón, Chile, by Germán del Sol.

True to all TASCHEN architecture titles, the book pays tribute to many emerging international talents as well as to such renowned figures as Tadao Ando and Renzo Piano. It celebrates each architect’s vision and innovation, as well as investigating the techniques, trends, and principles that have informed their work with wood. It examines the computer-guided milling that has allowed for novel new forms, the responsible harvesting that allows wood to align with our environmental concerns, and, above all, wood’s enduring appeal to our senses and psyche, comforting hectic modern lives with a sense of Arcadian simplicity.
The author

Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His TASCHEN books include the Architecture Now! series and monographs on Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Richard Meier, Zaha Hadid, and soon Norman Foster.

100 Contemporary Wood Buildings
Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.30 lb, 632 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-6156-3
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Bibliotheca Universalis — Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!

Customer reviews (8)

Good Taschen book as usual

MaY, November 05, 2021
Taschen ( Standard ) high quality both in research of content and book quality (paper, print etc...)

Beautiful cover

Alejandra, October 29, 2021
Everything inside the book is amazing and beautiful, every photo and everything that is written inside. If you are into arquitecture, I strongly recommend you to buy it.
Plus, it looks beautiful as decoration, the cover looks as if it was actually made out of wood.


Michael, October 27, 2021
Beautiful book chock full of wonderfully illustrated buildings created from nature's most splendid material, timber.

Very nice book.

Roman, October 27, 2021
Nice to have on the table and to relax and review wood wonders.

Große Sammlung an Holzkonstruktionen

Sebastian, November 03, 2021
Für Fans von Holzbauten eine wirklich schöne und umfangreiche Sammlung. Wer Ideen und Anregungen sucht wird hier schnell fündig! Die unendliche Vielfalt, Wärme und Schönheit von Holz als Baustoff wird hier eindrucksvoll in Buchform gebracht.

Fällt in die Zeit

Till, November 03, 2021
Durch den ausgeprägten nachhaltigen Zeitgeist wird es auch in der Welt der Häuser unabdingbar, auf unsere Erde zu achten. In diesem Bildband sind viele sehr schöne Beispiele, wie wir als Menschen mit unserem Lebensraum zusammen funktionieren können, ohne diesen zu zerstören.


Antonio, October 29, 2021
Como todos los libros de Taschen. Un pequeña obra de arte.


Gianluca, October 27, 2021
Para los amantes de la arquitectura junto con los libros dedicados a la arquitectura de hormigón y ladrillo es la perfecta trilogia para conocer obras unicas
100 Contemporary Wood Buildings (Bibliotheca Universalis)
100 Contemporary Wood Buildings
US$ 25
100 Contemporary Wood Buildings (Bibliotheca Universalis)