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Chris van Uffelen

Living in Wood

Architecture & Interior Design
24 x 28 cm
288 pages
515 pictures
ISBN 978-3-03768-218-0

€ 45,00  Out of print
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  • Studhorse in Winthrop, WA, USA (Olson Kundig)
  • SJZ House in Londrina, Brazil (ZIZ Arquitectura)
  • Penthouse Chalet in Klosters, Switzerland (Go Interiors)
  • Folded Roof House in Fukuoka, Japan (NKS architects)
  • The Cube Building in London, UK (Hawkins\Brown Architects)


A sustainable resource, wood perfectly captures the spirit of our age. Structurally robust, it is easy to work with and insulates brilliantly against both heat and cold and, as an organic material, generates a pleasant and healthy atmosphere in the spaces where it is used. It is all of these qualities that help to explain why it is timber houses in particular that are the trailblazers in the development of contemporary architecture and design and currently enjoy global – and growing – popularity.

Wooden facades on futuristic buildings exude a welcome warmth while individual wooden elements lend the interiors an atmosphere of rustic chic, and existing stone or concrete features are enhanced through the sophisticated integration of wooden components. Living in Wood reveals the fascinating breath of both the architectural and the interior design possibilities inherent in this material, whether in Alpine or Asian, urban or rural regions, whether bungalow, detached house or villa.

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