In the footsteps of the acclaimed "Concrete" and "Brick", a fresh look at one of the world's most versatile building materials
A fascinating, visually rich collection, Wood explores the beauty of this versatile material through 170 structures from the last 1,000 years. Organized into themes such as Texture, Juxtaposition, and Light, this inspiring and informative resource highlights the material's range and unique qualities, pairing engaging text with stunning photographs of cabins, churches, monuments, cultural spaces, and other projects from some of the world's leading architects, including Le Corbusier, Renzo Piano, and Greene & Greene. Also included are equally striking and memorable projects by such contemporary architects as Peter Zumthor, Sou Fujimoto and Snøhetta.
William Hall trained at Central Saint Martins and began his career in the office of the minimalist architect John Pawson. He now runs his own design practice in London, working with clients such as Calvin Klein, MoMA and Tate. Hall is the author of Concrete and Brick (Phaidon, 2012 and 2015).