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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.

More:
Schneider+Schumacher, site

Source:
Detail, Review of Architecture
issue 2014 1/2
Bilingual: German – English

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About the Author

Vincent Jobse is a Dutch design addict, who fully enjoys the pleasures of the web, but who loves print on pure, old-fashioned paper.



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