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Avete detto “legno”?

Alison Brooks Architects

Wood has been the most widely used construction material in all cultures of the world since building began, as the many architectural masterpieces come down to us from past centuries prove. Man has always been aware, however, of timber’s limited duration. If not protected, carefully maintained, and at times even replaced, wood is destined to have a fairly short lifespan. This lifecycle appeared even shorter with the triumphant arrival onto the construction scene of reinforced concrete and steel, with the result that wood became relegated to a restricted number of construction solutions. In recent decades though, environmental sensitivity has put timber back in the construction materials map for its evident sustainability, great workability and quality finishes that lend unrivaled warmth especially to residential buildings. This has recently been followed by seminal research...

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