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Elizabeth M. Golden

Elizabeth M. Golden is a registered architect in the United States and in Germany. She has contributed her expertise to the design and construction of the Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School, the largest institution of its kind in Afghanistan, and to Niamey 2000, an urban housing proposal for the rapidly expanding capital of Niger. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, she teaches courses focused on design, materials, and building technology, with an emphasis on sustainable systems. She is also co-director of the Philippines Bamboo Workshop. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Building from Tradition : Local Materials and Methods in Contemporary Architecture

Routledge, 2018

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... Plant Materials .1 Traditional Japanese minka house in Japan. locally available. Our current understanding of building materials Weaving and binding were the first methods as durable or resistant is challenged by the employed to shape...

England and the new concrete

Joseph Mayo

Joseph Mayo practices architecture in the Pacific Northwest where he concentrates on materiality, technology, and form for a regionally appropriate building culture. He has worked on a variety of building types, ranging from schools, student housing, university buildings, and hospitals. Working with a City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) Advisory Committee, he led an investigation to use wood in applications that go beyond current building codes. He has also been a jury member for wood design awards, served as Regional Associate Director for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Young Architect Forum (YAF) Chair at AIA Seattle, and has assisted in teaching courses and served on architecture critiques at universities around the Pacific Northwest. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Solid Wood : Case Studies in Mass Timber Architecture, Technology and Design

Routledge, 2015

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... England and the new concrete ENGLAND’S TRADITION OF WOOD The British Isles were lush with woodlands from pre-historic times through the Middle Ages. Not surprisingly, archeological evidence suggests the dominant building material—except...