Wood. Rethinking Material
Berlin: Jovis Verlag, 2021
German/English, 296 pages, paperback
ISBN 978-3-86859-663-2
EUR 19,95
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Guest Editor: Tom Kaden

We have only just started reimagining wood as a cutting-edge, versatile building material of the future. A component of environmentally friendly resource cycles, wood demonstrates its innovative potential when used in new technological developments and hybrid applications that are suited to complex, modern architectural tasks. GAM.17 takes a new look at wood—at its multi-faceted nature and architectural possibilities—and proposes building and design concepts that fully utilize the material’s potential for a more climate-friendly construction industry. This is further complemented by a look back at the history of building with wood and the ideological entanglements that have long stood in the way of the further development of wood as a building material.

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With contributions by
Reyner Banham, Alan Crivellaro, Formafantasma, Don Fuchs, Urs Hirschberg, Anne Isopp, Tom Körner, Jens Ludloff, Flavio Ruffinatto, Laila Seewang, Kai Strehlke, Stephan Trüby, Anselm Wagner, Stefan Winter, Francesca Zanotto

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