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8 June 2017

Book Selection

by Volume bookshop

Book selection by parisian bookstore VOLUME that focuses, in connection with current projects of LAN, on wood material: its structure, properties, potential. Have a look. 

Slide Tall Wood Building Slide Bois Systemes Constructifs Slide Advanced Timber Structures Slide Le Grand Livre Du Wood Slide Assemblages Du Bois Slide Construire En Bois Slide Harathori Mathon

Construire en bois – Thomas Herzog, Julius Natterer, Michaël Volz, Wolgang Winter, Roland Schweitzer – PPUR – 376p., 23x30cm, illus., 99,50€
Edited by PPUR Lausanne, it is a mine of information about wood construction. With numerous examples and details, this book is an indispensable tool for engineers and architects who develop wooden projects.

Bois, systèmes constructifs – Josef Kolb – PPUR – 314p., 23x27cm, illus., 69€
An overview of wooden construction techniques, this book by Josef Kolb presents the possibilities of wood in architecture, for the envelope, the flooring and partitioning systems or the structure of the building.

Tall Wood Buildings – Michael Green / Jim Taggart – Birkhauser – 176p., 22x28cm, illus., 65€ (eng)
In this book, the two authors are studying 13 cases of high-rise wooden buildings (20 floors maximum) built mainly in Europe. They focus on the materials and their properties, such as their ecological sobriety or fire resistance.

Advanced Timber Structures – Yves Weinand – Birkhauser – 192p., 23x30cm, illus., 75€
With Advanced Timber Structures, the work of Wood Laboratory EPFL (Lausanne) is on view. Laboratory research shows that although the wood is a traditional material, it can also be used to create free-forms.

Assemblages du bois : l’Europe et le Japon face à face – Wolfgang Graubner – 160p., -- 22x30cm – illus., 45€
The book proposes to discover the various assemblages of wood used in woodworking and compares the European and Japanese techniques without forgetting to consider the Chinese techniques.

Harathori Office Mathon – Nahoko Hara & Zeno Vogel – The Name Books – 192p., 18x20cm – Illus. – 39€ (eng/jap)
Meeting of Swiss and Japanese cultures in the conversion of a hay loft in Graubünden. The Zürich office Harathori and the Dutch agency Winhov gathered in a mountain village in the Swiss Alps to convert the old wooden loft into a house.

Le grand livre du wood 1 & 2 – Collectif – Ultra Éditions –  110p.,  20x24cm, illus. – 20€
With this book, Ultra éditions offers a panorama of artistic practices with wood questioning the design, the need for the object or the need for survival.