Crafting Wood

Structure and Expression

Carmen Rist-Stadelmann, Machiel Spaan, Urs Meister (Eds.)

Park Books, 2021


reprinting no date

Wood has a centuries-long tradition as well a huge potential for future use as a highly versatile building material. Crafting Wood: Structure and Expression presents newly gained knowledge on timber construction and on timber joints in particular.
This book—lavishly illustrated with plans, sketches, and photographs—emerged from an international educational cooperation of the University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU in Trondheim, and the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. The program treated a vast range timber joints from diverse theoretical and practical aspects. Students conceived and made by hand new joints that were then applied in prototypes for entire structures, designed also as part of the course, at a scale of 1:5. The volume analyzes this learning process and offers a new introduction to the topic of timber joints in architecture through text and images.


ISBN: 9783038602354

160 pagina's, 122 kleuren- & 120 z/w illustraties, 30 x 20 cm, paperback, Engels