9 Buildings From The Wilder Side Of Wood

See how the natural world still influences the oldest building material via our new architecture book Wood
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Minister’s Treehouse, Crossville, TN, USA

1 / 10 Minister’s Treehouse, Crossville, TN, USA

Bamboo Hostel, Baoxi, China

2 / 10 Bamboo Hostel, Baoxi, China

Sharma Springs, Bali

3 / 10 Sharma Springs, Bali

Fireplace for Children, Trondheim, Norway

4 / 10 Fireplace for Children, Trondheim, Norway

Three Mountain, Green Village, Bali

5 / 10 Three Mountain, Green Village, Bali

Mae Sot Dormitories, Bangkok, Thailand

6 / 10 Mae Sot Dormitories, Bangkok, Thailand

Liyuan Library, Beijing, China

7 / 10 Liyuan Library, Beijing, China

Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Nouméa, New Caledonia

8 / 10 Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Nouméa, New Caledonia

Uchronia at Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, NV, USA

9 / 10 Uchronia at Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, NV, USA

Wood by William Hall

10 / 10 Wood by William Hall


Light, strong and plentiful across the world, wood is one ancient building material that is still widely used today, in even the most high-tech structures. Yet wood’s natural forms often inform the kind of constructions it is used in. William Hall’s new book, Wood, showcases a huge variety of wooden buildings, old and new, from around the world. There are contemporary museums, offices and cultural centres which tame the timber, fitting it into the latest computer-aided designs. Yet there are also quite a number of buildings where wood’s inherently wild nature appears to have had an influence over the structure’s shape and form. Browse through the selection above, and if you like what you see, order a copy of William Hall’s new book Wood here.


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