許多人仍認為木材早已被鋼筋水泥等建材取代，但根據最新型態的建築技術及對生態保護意識高漲，再度重生的木材才是當代最主流的建築材料。這本雙冊大全徹底顛覆你對木建築的想像，收錄全世界最具代表性及讓人嘆為觀止的木建築，透過木頭的天然與質樸樣貌，為都市造景增添迷人風采，包括西班牙塞維利亞由德國建築師爾根•邁耶‧赫爾曼(Jürgen Mayer H)建造的都市陽傘(Metropol Parasol)；最關心環境議題的芬蘭森林研究所(Finnish Forest Research Institute)；智利比亞里卡國家公園宛如仙境的溫泉棧道(Termas Geométricas Hot Springs Complex)，當然也少不了安藤忠雄及倫佐‧皮亞諾(Renzo Piano)最具代表的作品，充分表現木建築的宏偉與多樣性。建築就像是一種催化劑，不僅美化市容，也引起人們重新思考所謂的空間條件，放下了對建築設計的刻板印象，一同欣賞木建築帶來的無限可能。
Timberland: 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 afabulous resurgence in contemporary construction.This double-volume survey explores how architects around the world have created and invented with this elementary material.
Featuringfollies, very large buildings, and ambitious urban renewal schemes, it celebrates the diverse deployment of wood from architects in China, Chile, and everywhere in between. We see how wood can at once transform urban spaces, as in theMetropol Parasol in Sevilleby Jurgen Mayer H, and allow for sensitive interventions in natural environments, as at theFinnish Forest Research Instituteby SARC Architects, or the Termas Geometricas Hot Springs Complexby German del Sol.True to all TASCHEN architecture tomes, the book pays tribute to many emerging international talents, as well as to such renowned figures as Tadao Ando to Renzo Piano. It celebrates each of these architect s vision and innovation, as well as investigating thetechniques, trends, and principlesthat 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 our psyche, comforting hectic modern lives with a sense of Arcadian beauty and simplicity. Text in English, French, and German "