NOVO Znanstvena monografija Use of Sustainable Wood Building Materials BiH, Slovenia and SwedenTHREE FOREST COUNTRIES, but also three different cultures, identities, mentalities, languages, religions, people, and collaboration between architecture, engineering and timber craftsmanship | izid november 2017
Use of Sustainable
Wood Buildings Materials Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Sweden written by Murčo
Obučina, University of Sarajevo,
Manja K. Kuzman, University of Ljubljana and
Dick Sandberg, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.
2017, 170 p., illus.
Publisher: University of Sarajevo
Naročilo: Oddelek za lesarstvo, Biotehniška fakulteta, Univerza v Ljubljani:
About the book:
The prominent and self-evident application of wood in contemporary architecture is one of the best proofs of a radically changed perception towards a material, which for a long time was associated with attributes such as antique, old fashioned, conventional. Focusing on Sweden, Slovenia and BiH illustrates that wood, when processed and used intelligently, ideally fulfils the requirements of a sustainable building material, due to its biological origins, renewability in natural forest systems, carbon-sink effects, low energy consumption, good thermal insulation properties, and recyclability. Wood-based products and timber construction systems can meet high standards in technical, environmental, and esthetical quality, criteria which are appreciated by modern and responsible architects aiming to contribute by their projects to sustainable development.
The book describes sustainable forest management and wood harvesting in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Sweden. Wood-based building materials are presented as well as the properties and use of wood composites. An important part of the book presents the use of wood in the industrial manufacture of single-family timber houses in BiH. Further on, some aspects of the more efficient use of wood in the industrial manufacture of single-family timber houses in Sweden is described. The book concludes with a chapter about timber buildings in Slovenia and Sweden, where also legislation supporting timber constructions is presented.
This monograph will give incitement to architects, building owners, construction industry experts and students to delve into the details of timber products and timber construction systems, and to contribute to the future development of contemporary and sustainable timber architecture.