The early twentieth century witnessed a transition from wood to timber construction, from log houses to dimensioned post and beams dressed for frame building. The subsequent development of laminated timber and new joinery techniques made wood a viable alternative to steel and concrete, and led to a number of awe-inspiring structures that captured, and continue to capture, the public imagination. One center of imaginative and daring timber construction has been Switzerland, whose engineers, architects, and carpenters have provided fundamental knowledge and inspiration for builders in wood around the world. Developments in Timber Construction focuses not only on the best timber structures in Switzerland, but also on numerous international projects built by Swiss architects and engineers.
Pages: 336 pp
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press.
Publication Place: Basel,
Book Id: 65603
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