In a book entitled, “100 Contemporary Wood Buildings,” internationally known writer, Philip Jodidio, pays tribute to the building and design masters opting to “warm things up” with their use of wood, rather than concrete, steel or glass.
In a wide variety of innovative and aesthetically appealing contemporary structures ranging from privately owned, small cabins to large, awe-inspiring public structures, the book showcases the natural feel of wood, perhaps the oldest building material. Take a look.
- In Spain, the décor of the Canteen at the City of Culture of Galicia is “meant to remind diners of eating outdoors.” www.dezeen.com
- In Finland, the ceiling of the Kuokkala Church resembles the nave of a ship, and the interior furnishings are constructed of locally sourced ash and lime wood. www.dezeen.com
- In France, “wood, because it is an inexhaustible and easily recycled material,” was chosen for the roof structure of the museum Centre Pompidou-Metz. www.dezeen.com
"100 Contemporary Wood Buildings" is available at taschen.com.