Publisher: MPH Publishing
Weight: 420 g
ReThink: A New Paradigm for Malaysian Timber is a carefully crafted collection of structures, buildings and interiors enhanced by the use of Malaysian timber. It provides an insight into Malaysian timber's creative presence in projects in Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius and the Maldives, showcasing the beauty and durability of Malaysian timber.
Architecture is an endless journey to create and re-create man's relationship with the elements around him. This book is about man's constant dialogue with an age-old material: timber. Projects featured showcase the use of timber not just in expected forms, but also in seductive contours and configurations, as well as in designs with traditional elements or twenty-first century expressions.
With perfect thermal-insulating properties, timber is the material for all seasons. Its low carbon footprint, perpetual renewability and other green credentials make timber the most eco-friendly material for one's building aspirations. Timber has also repeatedly risen boldly and ingeniously to design and engineering expectations, in ways that no other material has.
Man's relationship with trees must be respected. For Malaysia, this respect for her renewable green resource began as early as 1901, when the plan for the nation's sustainable forest management practices was first drawn up. Pragmatic socio-economic policies have delivered a fine balancing act of the constant strengthening of Malaysia's economy, and the official pledge of keeping at least 50% of her land area covered in natural forests.
ReThink: A New Paradigm For Malaysian Timber is a call to get to know Malaysian timber with confidence and assurance of its durability, renewability, workability and above all, its breathtaking beauty.
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