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Wood holds a unique and timely lessons for urbanization, yet it remains inadequately characterized in architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism. From under-considered thermal properties to emerging manufacturing possibilities, from changing forestry regimes to larger carbon cycle dynamics, Wood Urbanism explores the unique material and scalar properties of wood, presenting it as a critical material for design today. It brings into conversation scholars and practitioners who focus on wood from a range of perspectives—from the working forest to the mid-rise building to the basic cell. Drawing from the inherent intelligence and depth of multiple disciplines, this book offers a transcalar perspective on the role of wood in contemporary urbanization—from the imperceptibly small to the confoundingly large.With Contributions of Stefano Boeri, Izaskun Chinchilla, Azzurra Cox, Salmaan Craig, Oliver J. Curtis, Billie Faircloth, Tomas Folch, Mariano Gomez Luque, Jane Hutton, Daniel Ibañez, Renia Kagkou, David Kennedy, Matti Kuittinen, Garth Lenz, Charles Lindsay, Alex MacLean, Jacob Mans, Sean Mahoney, Aaron David Mendonca, Kiel Moe, Alan Organschi, Benjamin Peek, Albert Pope, Fernanda Rojas Marchini, Thomas Sherman, Julia Smachylo, Jonah Susskind, Juan José Ugarte & Jesús Vasallo.
Number of Pages: 488
Genre: Nature, Architecture
Street Date: July 30, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-8998
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