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Wood Houses

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ISBN : 9783764370770
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This book documents 25 timber houses comprehensively and in great technical detail. The examples are taken from the three categories of private homes, leisure homes and home and workplace. The individual projects show a wide spectrum with regard to size, budget and style of construction in which combinations with other materials such as stone, concrete and steel are also taken into consideration. The architecture shown here is in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, USA, Canada, China, Australia, and Brazil and was designed by renowned architects such as Mario Botta, Kengo Kuma, Baumschlager + Eberle and Philip Gumuchdjian.

The Contemporary Log Home

Author : Marc Wilhelm Lennartz
ISBN : 0764343300
Genre : Architecture
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Block and solid wood make up one of the oldest construction methods and one that ever more people are opting for when building their homes. Not only are contemporary log homes environmentally sustainable and planet-friendly, they provide comfortable and healthy living. In addition, many of these buildings use sustainable heating and power systems, taking advantage of renewable energies and raw materials. Their natural beauty enhances the quality of life for both home and work. In over 300 photos and plans, this book offers 30 ambitious, contemporary block and solid wood houses that have been built around the globe. They show the diversity of available designs that can be achieved in todays wooden homes. If you are fascinated with building with logs and living closer to nature, this book is for you.

Pacific Modern

Author : Gustave Carlson
ISBN : 1940743192
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
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The book is a portfolio of three Northern California architectural projects: Canyon House, Inverness House, and Mocabee House. Each house is very different in style, but the themes that are explored are consistent in the architecture and the interiors. Canyon House is detailed to seamlessly nestle into its steep creek side landscape. The house follows the contours of the landscape, and is built with attention to carving space out of the canyon. Using the expertise of crafts people and design consultants to create the unique wood carved screens and furniture, the soft stone floors, and the interior and exterior flow of the home make Canyon House an exceptional example of craft and beauty. Inverness House is built on a ridge top with views of Tomales Bay. The house explores the intersection between the local vernacular of an older western red cedar wood cabin and a new modern house. The materials used are sourced locally and the home has an organic, simple, cozy well being feeling in its architecture and presentation. Mocabee House is a modern concept of a farmhouse set on a former four-acre walnut orchard. The house has an agrarian feeling, set up as a way to capture light filled spaces all day long with its low horizon and borrowed distant views of the Mayacama Mountains. The house is designed to use the exterior spaces with ease and celebration, and its farm to table lifestyle is clearly explored in the houses material and interior design selection.

Wood Houses

Author : Ruth Slavid
ISBN : UOM:39015066811186
Genre : Architecture
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Contemporary architects have long overlooked the great versatility of wood as a building material. Now, however, they have begun to adopt wood as the natural solution to a variety of design problems, and as a result, this environmentally sustainable material is becoming increasingly significant in today's domestic architecture. Wood Houses, by noted architecture journalist Ruth Slavid, displays the entire breadth of this important architectural movement by covering forty-six recently built homes. The featured houses range from Fernau and Hartman Architects' Mann Residence in Sonoma County, a timber-frame house with a strikingly decentralized plan, to 24H Architecture's Arjang House in Varmland, Sweden, a reindeer fur-lined, cedar-shingled lakeside retreat. Each house's profile is illustrated with not only the architect's own plans and elevations but also numerous full-color interior and exterior photographs - 175 in total - that highlight the intrinsic beauty of wood.

Puerto Rican Houses In Sociohistorical Perspective

Author : Carol F. Jopling
ISBN : 0870497634
Genre : Architecture
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This book is the first work to describe the architecture of an entire complex society, from the inventive self-built dwellings of the poor to the elegant mansions of the rich. Abundantly illustrated with utilitarian black and white photos and good line-drawings. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

A Treasury Of Contemporary Houses

Author : Walter F. Wagner
ISBN : UOM:39015010994955
Genre : Architecture
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This idea book for custom-designed housing presents unique design concepts that satisfy a wide range of needs, sites, and cost levels and combine personal expression with architectural achievement

Another 100 Of The World S Best Houses

Author : Robyn Beaver
ISBN : 192074424X
Genre : Architecture
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Following the success of IMAGES' first 100 of the World's Best Houses book, we searched the globe for another collection of amazing houses. The result of this search is Another 100 of the World's Best Houses. Each house in this new volume has been select

Stone Built

Author : Lee Goff
ISBN : UOM:39015040619267
Genre : Architecture
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This volume presents twenty-seven contemporary residences, spanning the entire stylistic spectrum and thoroughly documented with color photography. The United States has always had a great number of stone houses, subject to regional and stylistic variations, as author Lee Goff writes in her comprehensive introduction. That history and variety are alive today, as houses of stone continue to appear in myriad guises - classical, modern, vernacular, postmodern - throughout the country. In fact, Goff concludes that a new renaissance of stone houses is at hand. The exceptional residences in this book, by such renowned architects as Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer, Will Bruder, 1100 Architect, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Lake/Flato, and Kohn Pedersen Fox, provide ample evidence of this renaissance. Goff discusses with each architect the design of each house, focusing on the decision to use stone, the building process, and other related choices, while color photographs illustrate both exteriors and interiors.

The Contemporary Caribbean

Author : Robert B. Potter
ISBN : 0582418534
Genre : Business & Economics
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This text focuses on the contemporary economic, social, geographical, environmental and political realities of the Caribbean region. Historical aspects of the Caribbean, such as slavery, the plantation system and plantocracy are explored in order to explain the contemporary nature of, and challenges faced by, the Caribbean. The book is divided into three parts, dealing respectively with: the foundations of the Caribbean, rural and urban bases of the contemporary Caribbean, and global restructuring and the Caribbean: industry, tourism and politics.

The Architecture Of Life And Death In Borneo

Author : Robert L. Winzeler
ISBN : 9780824864590
Genre : Architecture
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Among Borneo's spectacular indigenous buildings, the longhouses, mortuary monuments, and other architectural forms of the interior are some of the most outstanding, and much of the renewed interest in indigenous architecture has focused on the rapidly vanishing or now extinct traditional forms of a small number of surviving examples or recreations. Drawing on the author's extensive research and travel in Borneo, this impressive and original study offers a more comprehensive account of this architecture than any previous work. Organized into two sections, the book first documents and explains traditional built forms in terms of tools and materials, the environmental context, village organization, and social arrangements. This section includes a full discussion of architecture designs and symbolism, especially those dealing with life and death. The author next looks at the destruction or transformation of traditional architecture based on a number of interrelated developments, including religious conversion, Western influence, internal migration, and logging, as well as governmental attitudes and efforts. The book concludes with a discussion of recent efforts to document and preserve traditional structures and turn indigenous as well as colonial architecture into history and heritage.

Themes In Contemporary Art

Author : Gillian Perry
ISBN : 0300102976
Genre : Art
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This work discusses the art of the final third of the twentieth century. In seven related chapters, it looks at different aspects of the postmodernism that has dominated art since the 1960s.

The New 100 Houses And 100 Architects

Author : Robyn Beaver
ISBN : 9781864702668
Genre : Architecture
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"This coffee-table-style book features 100 architect-designed homes from around the world. Descriptive text, floor plans, and photos describe each project. Exteriors and interiors are featured.' -- Publisher.

Classic Modern Homes Of The Thirties

Author : James Ford
ISBN : 9780486138619
Genre : Architecture
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Splendid pictorial record of architectural style strongly influenced by Bauhaus movement. Over 300 illustrations show interiors, exteriors. Details on construction, site, cost, more.

Study Of Temperature In Wood Parts Of Houses Throughout The United States

Author : Otto Christian Heyer
ISBN : MINN:31951D03009902I
Genre : Dwellings
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Based on data from six houses and one office building, temperatures in walls and roofs can rise appreciably above the air temperature. Maximum values in walls may occasionally exceed 130° F., but the cumulative duration of temperatures of 120° F. or higher was not observed to exceed 32 hours in any one year. Maximum values in roofs can reach 170° F., but cumulative durations of temperatures of 160° F. or higher were not observed to exceed 21 hours, or of 150° F. or higher to exceed 64 hours in any one year. Roof temperatures in a house at Madison, Wis., fell as low as the air temperatures, which were below -10° F. for short periods in winter. Temperatures reached are affected by the orientation and the surface characteristics of the wall or roof as well as by the exterior climate. The study points out the value of ventilation and insulation of roof areas and the value of roof overhang in controlling wall temperatures.

Contemporary Slovenian Timber Architecture For Sustainability

Author : Manja Kitek Kuzman
ISBN : 9783319036359
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The book presents Slovenia’s contemporary timber architecture. Thanks to its abundant forests, Slovenia has preserved the tradition of wood construction. As much as 60% of its surface is covered by forests. Slovenia is also the third most forested country in Europe. The high share of forest-covered surface allows for a sustainable production of high-quality wood. In the past, wood was used primarily in the construction of farm buildings, but now timber architecture is used for everything from residences and office buildings to public buildings such as community centres and schools. Timber construction is becoming increasingly popular. Apart from larger companies taking this approach, a great number of wooden houses have sprung up, built either on personal initiative or with the support of carpenter workshops. Slovenian timber architecture has taken a new approach to environmental and energy-efficiency problems and received great international recognition. The book discusses over fifty projects built over a ten-year period, and includes descriptions, photographs and plans. The projects include residential areas, administration, and office as well as tourist, educational and industrial buildings. Timber architecture is presented as an integral part of the Slovenian landscape. The monograph will be useful to designers and future experts in their planning of optimal timber buildings and will highlight the main benefits of using timber construction.

American Houses Colonial Classic And Contemporary

Author : Edwin Hoag
ISBN : MINN:31951000000823X
Genre : Architecture
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A history of American houses from the crudely built log cabins of the early settlers to the skycrapers of the twentieth century.

Building The Wooden House

Author : Konrad Wachsmann
ISBN : UOM:39015034511926
Genre : Architecture
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The past decade has witnessed - especially among younger architects - a resurging interest in building with wood. The discourse has in no small measure been influenced by Konrad Wachmanns' classic Holzhausbau. And yet, this standard work (originally published in 1930) was out of print for many years. Now Holzhausbau is again available and appears here for the first time in an English language edition. Wachsmann demonstrates how new forms can be achieved when modern manufacturing processes are adapted to the traditional building material wood. He presents three totally different building techniques: the wood frame, the panel, and the log house methods and illustrates then their wide range of application possibilities by analysing plans and photographs of works of some of the century's most renowned architects. Two introductory essays enable the reader to take new hold of the book and a biographical sketch offers an impression of the times in which Wachsmann worked and lived.

The 100 Best Interiors Houses In Wood

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ISBN : 9089441123
Genre : Architecture
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This innovative new series documents, through the use of stunning colour photographs, 100 of the very best designs and projects relating to a specific room or feature. Each title displays a variety of different interior design and architectural styles, e

Homes In Alberta

Author : Donald G. Wetherell
ISBN : 0888642237
Genre : Architecture
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Don Wetherall and Irene Kmet have drawn upon an extensive range of archival, visual and printed sources to write a comprehensive history of housing in Alberta from the late nineteenth century until the 1960s. The authors examine design, materials and methods of construction, government policy and economic and social aspects of housing in Alberta.

Homes For Our Time Contemporary Houses Around The World 40 Years

Author : Philip Jodidio
ISBN : 3836581914
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Across small cottages and lavish villas, beach houses and forest refuges, discover the world's finest crop of new homes. This cutting-edge global digest features such talents as Shigeru Ban and Marcio Kogan alongside up-and-coming names like Aires Mateus, Xu Fu-Min, Vo Trong Nghia, Desai Chia, and Shunri Nishizawa. Here, there are homes in Australia and New Zealand, from China and Vietnam, in the United States and Mexico, and on to less expected places like Ecuador and Costa Rica. The result is a sweeping survey of the contemporary house and a revelation that homes across the globe may have more in common than expected. Among guava trees and abandoned forts in Western India is a sanctuary designed for and by Kamal Malik of Malik Architecture. The House of Three Streams is a sprawling spectacle with high ceilings, verandas, and pavilions, perched atop a ridge overlooking two ravines. A medley of steel, glass, wood, and stone, the house weaves along the contour of the landscape, almost as an extension of the forest. Encina House by Aranguren & Gallegos, an elegant, sloping structure reminiscent of a gazebo, similarly inhabits its surrounding vista. Ensconced in a pine forest north of Madrid, the lower level is embedded in rock and connected to the upper by a natural stone wall. Shinichi Ogawa's Seaside House is an immaculate two-story minimalist marvel in Kanagawa that overlooks the Pacific. Its living area spills onto a cantilevered terrace and infinity pool, almost dissolving into the ocean as one seamless entity. In Vietnam, Shunri Nishizawa's House in Chau Doc exudes tropical sophistication with exposed timber beams, woven bamboo, plants, concrete panels, and inner balconies and terraces. Its corrugated iron panels act as moveable walls and shutters, ushering in views of surrounding rice fields.These homes--along with more than 50 others--are each remarkably distinct in design. They all, however, toe the line between inside and outside, each one symbiotic with its surroundings.

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