Designing Timber Buildings

Designing Timber Buildings

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Fausto Sanna (Author)

Over the last three decades, timber architecture has seen a resurgence in popularity thanks to the level of innovation, experimentation and environmental responsiveness it engenders. Designing Timber Buildings offers a comprehensive overview of timber as a construction material, in addition to practical design guidance.

A series of ten exemplary case studies of award-winning timber building from around the world inform and inspire the design process. Topics covered include: the physical and mechanical properties of wood; preservative treatments; modified timber and engineered-timber products; environmental aspects of timber buildings and finally, structural systems and constructional techniques, including timber frame, structural insulated panels and cross-laminated timber.

This book is richly illustrated throughout with detailed drawings and photographs documenting projects from construction to completion.

About the Author

Dr Fausto Sanna is a chartered architect and academic, whose research interests revolve around timber architecture, analysed from different perspectives: constructional techniques, structural behaviour, thermal performance and environmental impact, including mitigation and adaptation strategies to tackle climate change.

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