Natterer, J; Herzog, T. & Volz, M. 1991, Holzbau
Atlas, Rudolf Muller Koln
This is the second volume of the most comprehensive
publication on best practice timber design and engineering.
It features detailed drawings, photographs and explanatory
text of international examples of timber engineering. These
are primarily drawn from Switzerland, Southern Germany and
Austria where timber is a widely used as a primary
structural building material . This volume is currently only
published in German.
Benedietti, C., Bacigalupi, V. 1991, Legno
Architettura: Il futuro della tradizione, Edizioni Kappa,
A very interesting book giving a comprehensive Italian
perspective of Wood Architecture includes Italian and
English text. A very comprehensive reference section for
other source material regarding building with wood.
Rural Construction in
Dolby, C-M., Hammar, A. & Jeppsson, K-H., 1988.
Rural Construction in Timber, Swedish University of
Agricultural Science, Lund
A gem of a book for architects. The contents are richly
illustrated in order to transfer information in a simple and
direct way to the reader. The text has been kept to a
minimum and the book is best described as a handbook of
ideas and methods of designing in timber. This is an
excellent introduction to how to utilise timber in
components, structure and buildings.
Timber Design & Construction
Gotz, K-H., Hoor, D., Moehler, K. & Natterer, J.
1989, Timber Design & Construction Source Book, McGraw
Hill, New York.
This is an English translation of the first Holzbau
Atlas, originally published in Germany in 1977. Though the
timber projects included in this work are at least fourteen
years older than those documented in the second Holzbau
Atlas, it still is the best English language introduction to
the wide range of design possibilities in timber building.
The spans of some of the sports halls and timber vehicular
bridges are amazing.
Timber in Construction|
Sunley, J., Beddin B., 1985, Timber in Construction,
B. T. Batsford/Timber Research and Development Association,
A comprehensive overview British practice in the use of
timber in construction. This book indicates some parallel
trends with timber construction practice in Australia. The
book provides a conservative and somewhat dated overview on
timber construction practices.
Wood as a building material: a guide
for designers and builders|
Wilcox, W., Botsai, E. & Kubler, H. 1991, Wood as
a building material: a guide for designers and builders,
Wiley, New York
This book is aimed at providing information to architects
to help them avoid pitfalls that could cause failure of
their structures because of inadequate knowledge of the
properties of wood as a construction material.
Wood in Australia Types, Properties
Bootle, K. R. 1983, Wood in Australia Types,
Properties and Uses, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Sydney.
This book provides a brief summary of the main aspects of
wood utilisation -not for the timber producer and user but
also the general reader. Wood in Australia received the
National Book Award of the Building Science Forum of
Australia in 1985.
Wood Reference Handbook - A guide to
the architectural use of wood in building
Canadian Wood Council 1991, Wood Reference Handbook -
A guide to the architectural use of wood in building
construction, Canadian Wood Council, Ottawa.
A beautifully produced primer for architects in the use
of timber design. The layout is very clear with good
illustrations and graphics, particularly the three
dimensional diagrams of timber detailing. There are a large
number of coloured photographs sourced from around the world
that demonstrate the potential of timber in building
construction. This is the book we would like to able to
produce for Australian practice sometime in the future.
Timber Construction in
Norri, M.R., Paatero, K., 1996, Museum of Finish Arch
and Writers, Helsinki
Architecture in Wood the Timber Prize
Ahlgren, K., Bergkuist, P., Ericsson, B., Lipkin, Y.,
Architecture in Wood the Timber Prize 1996, Trainformation
AB , Stockholm.
The Timber Buildings|
Burkhalt, M., Sumi, C., 1996 The Timber Buildings,
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich