Date of Publishing
2009

Editor
Otto Kapfinger, Wien

Design
Atelier Gassner, Schlins

Author and Editor
Otto Kapfinger, Wien

Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien

ISBN

978-3-211-79175-2 (Print)
978-3-211-79176-9 (online)


Links
Springer-Verlag Wien [ext. Link]
Schönste Bücher Österreichs [ext. Link]

Hermann Kaufmann Wood Works

Hermann Kaufmann is a pioneer of modern wood construction in Europe. His oeuvre developed in 25 years ranges from commercial and agricultural construction to residential facilities, community centres and schools to hotels and precisely mirrors the conversion from classic world construction techniques to the options of new wood materials. The community centre in Ludesch, completed in 2006, received the highest international awards and sets construction-biological and ecological standards for the future. The book offers a detailed insight into Kaufmann’s technical and spatial innovations and conveys his use of material and construction to match the situation. The holistic professional image founded in Kaufmann’s biography does not start and end with “pretty architecture” but practices construction as a part of the responsible handling of nature and landscape.

Selected as one of the most beautiful books of Austria 2008