Published on January 30th, 2014 | by Vincent Jobse
Detail: wood in an urban context
German but bilingual architecture magazine Detail is famous for its detailed description of projects.
The latest issue (January 2014) concentrates on wood in an urban context. Eight Northern European projects are highlighted, varying from a juwelers studio in London to a visitors center in Götenburg. Detail discusses constructions, materials, joints, slotheads and battens. After reading, you feel like getting started yourself.
But most projects are a bit too ambitious for the amateur. Like the highway church in Wilnsdorf. From the outside it looks a bit like the silhouette of a white cat, with a smooth facade. But inside you find a warm wooden womb for prayers and devotion. Architects Schneider+Schumacher were awarded with the best architects 14 Award for this gem next to a highway truckstop.
Detail, Review of Architecture
issue 2014 1/2
Bilingual: German – English