Building with Wood – exhibition catalogue

The publication “Bauen mit Holz – Wege in die Zukunft” appeared in conjunction with an eponymous exhibition by the TU Munich, which was held in the Pinakothek der Moderne (10 November 2011 to 5 February 2012).
The aim was to present the ecological importance, technological potential and new aesthetics of the familiar construction material, timber. With the aid of explanatory graphics the first chapter illustrates the contribution to active climate protection made by the forest as a supplier of material. All the examples of buildings used in the graphics are presented by means of brief texts, informative photos and plans. In the following part nine well-known experts analyse the technological and aesthetic potential of the construction material timber in clearly structured texts. These texts are illustrated by a variety of examples of architecture. In the second chapter the main focus is on the constructional/technological aspect, which is reflected by the greater amount of building documentation material. In the third chapter large-format photography impressively illustrates the enormous range of exciting design possibilities that timber offers as a construction material. Rounded off with a comprehensive bibliography, this publication represents an interesting, descriptive and sensually stimulating read in a reader-friendly format – and not just for experts.