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Architects + Artisans: "Building with Mass Timber in the City"

Building with Mass Timber in the City

15. APR, 2015 

Consider it the White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs for the 21st century.

Timber in the City is a new book by Andrew Bernheimer that calls for a re-evaluation of how and why wood is used in construction in America. It’s all about a new phrase in construction: mass timber.

“The idea is that wood now is a new technology that we can take out of elemental construction to a much larger scale – to the use of wood in mass-scale production,” he says. “It refers to both the scale of the wood and the scale of production.”

 

Read more: http://architectsandartisans.com/index.php/2015/04/building-with-mass-ti...

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