Solid Wood: Mass Timber Architecture, Technology and Design

Routledge introduces a new book celebrating wood architecture.

In the last decade there has been a renaissance in wood architecture. With the development of new wood building systems and design strategies, wood has been elevated to rival concrete and steel construction for a variety of building types. This new solid wood architecture offers unparalleled environmental as well as construction and aesthetic benefits, and is of growing importance for professionals and those involved in green design.

Solid Wood
 is the first detailed book which allows readers to understand new mass timber/massive wood architecture. It 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
  • detailed case studies of new large-scale wood buildings and building systems on a country-by-country basis.

This title highlights the most ambitious education, hospitality, industrial, multi-family, and wood office buildings in the world, examining the design strategies, construction details and unique cultural attitudes in wood design that make these structures truly outstanding.

With discussions from leading experts in architecture, engineering, and material manufacturing, Solid Wood disrupts preconceived notions and serves as an indispensable guide to twenty-first century wood architecture and its environmental and cultural benefits.

About the author
Joseph Mayo practices architecture in the Pacific Northwest where he concentrates on materiality, technology and form for a regionally appropriate building culture. He has worked on a variety of building types, ranging from schools, student housing, university buildings and hospitals. Working with a City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) Advisory Committee, Joseph led an investigation to use wood in applications that go beyond current building codes. He has also been a jury member for wood design awards, served as Regional Associate Director for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Young Architect Forum (YAF) Chair at AIA Seattle, and has assisted in teaching courses and served on architecture critiques at universities around the Pacific Northwest.

Solid Wood: Case Studies in Mass Timber Architecture, Technology and Design
By Joseph Mayo
Published February 11th, 2015
http://www.routledge.com/u/routledge/9780415725309

To request a review copy or an interview with the author, please contact: Christopher Hardin, Senior Marketing Manager, at Christopher.hardin@taylorandfrancis.com.

Author Quote:

When we think of hi-tech buildings we do not often think of wood, but we should. Its performance characteristics are unmatched--powerful structurally, aesthetically and environmentally. Solid wood architecture, for these reasons and many more, will have an increasingly important role to play in this century’s rural and urban landscapes.

Christopher Hardin
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Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
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