Green Energy and Technology

Contemporary Slovenian Timber Architecture for Sustainability

Authors: Kuzman, Manja Kitek, Kutnar, Andreja

  • Covers a new approach to environmental and energy-efficiency problems
  • Discusses over fifty projects built over a ten-year period
  • Includes descriptions, photographs and plans
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About this book

The book presents Slovenia’s contemporary timber architecture. Thanks to its abundant forests, Slovenia has preserved the tradition of wood construction. As much as 60% of its surface is covered by forests. Slovenia is also the third most forested country in Europe. The high share of forest-covered surface allows for a sustainable production of high-quality wood. In the past, wood was used primarily in the construction of farm buildings, but now timber architecture is used for everything from residences and office buildings to public buildings such as community centres and schools. Timber construction is becoming increasingly popular. Apart from larger companies taking this approach, a great number of wooden houses have sprung up, built either on personal initiative or with the support of carpenter workshops. Slovenian timber architecture has taken a new approach to environmental and energy-efficiency problems and received great international recognition. The book discusses over fifty projects built over a ten-year period, and includes descriptions, photographs and plans. The projects include residential areas, administration, and office as well as tourist, educational and industrial buildings. Timber architecture is presented as an integral part of the Slovenian landscape. The monograph will be useful to designers and future experts in their planning of optimal timber buildings and will highlight the main benefits of using timber construction.

About the authors

Assist. Prof. dr. Manja Kitek Kuzman of the University of Ljubljana researches timber construction and focuses on the study of design models of contemporary energy-efficient timber buildings, which combine the know-how of architecture, design and timber construction. Dr Kuzman’s teaching and research work is focused on the advances in wood construction and the potentials of innovative use of wood. Her work cooperates with Slovenian and foreign manufacturers of prefabricated timber houses with the aim to connect science with practice. She participates in various national and international projects and transfer scientific research findings into education and organizes, in cooperation with the Chamber of Architecture and Environmental Planning of Slovenia, seminars on timber construction, disseminates knowledge and helps raise the awareness of the lay public on the advantages of the use of wood for construction purposes.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kitek Kuzman, Manja (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Building Materials and Sustainability

    Kitek Kuzman, Manja (et al.)

    Pages 17-38

  • Sustainable Buildings

    Kitek Kuzman, Manja (et al.)

    Pages 39-56

  • Timber Architecture: Case Studies

    Kitek Kuzman, Manja (et al.)

    Pages 57-163

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03635-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03634-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: August 31, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34998-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Slovenian Timber Architecture for Sustainability
Authors
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03635-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03635-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03634-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34998-5
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 163
Number of Illustrations and Tables
218 b/w illustrations
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