Il legno: tradizione e innovazione

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[automatically translated] Everything now knows wood and plants from which this wonderful resource is derived; and there are many scholars who over time have produced authoritative texts on the subject. But then, why keep writing on such a widely discussed already? The reasons are many, first of all to contribute, with this volume, to return the right value to a material that, at some point in human history, and for a long time, has been pushed aside to make way for a new generation of materials, children of the industrial revolution and the indisputable quality. Concrete, steel, glass, plastics, have taken over the materials that nature has always provided us with, invading indiscriminately any environment, regardless of the impact on the territory and the cultural consequences, scenic, ecological. The so-called "houses Starships", all made with the same materials, are scattered now almost everywhere on the planet; boxes all the same rise from New York to Dubai, from Tokyo to Honolulu. Buildings that rely on domestic welfare confined environments to sophisticated equipment and expensive both from an economic point of view and environment. That's why we return once again to talk about wood in this second volume of the series "Technology of construction materials for sustainable architecture" that collects the history of many other building materials borrowed from nature and reassessed by biorchitettura who meets every day more and more adherents, especially among engineers, researchers and scholars, almost like the current fashion. This volume, however, will not be a "creature" of the fashion of the moment, but the starting point for a journey, with your player, the world of this material with infinite resources and applications. Element alive and vital, full of symbolic and cultural values, essential to human life and the planet. In the following chapters I have examined the risks arising from its reckless exploitation and exposure to increasingly dangerous environment for the entire planet, the countless applications, its history, following the evolution of man and of ' architecture, "good and bad" treatment to which it is subjected and the derivatives, the endless applications. Particular attention is given to the sustainability requirements of this material,
Original languageItalian
PublisherAracne Editrice
Number of pages287
ISBN (Print)978-88-548-3286-2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Firrone, T. R. L. (2010). Il legno: tradizione e innovazione. (TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI PER UN’ARCHITETTURA SOSTENIBILE). Aracne Editrice.