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Architecture and the Forest Aesthetic

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INTRODUCTION Part 1 BUILT IN WOOD 1. The Wood Cycle: Plyscrapers and the Cross-Laminated Timber Panel 2. Transposing the Forest: Gothic Cathedrals in Northern France 3. The Design and Make Forest at Hooke Park 4. Fitzroya Architecture: Chiloe Archipelago Churches in Southern Chile Part 2 DECOMPOSITION 1. Char After Burn: Pyromenon of the Boreal Forest 2. Mycelium Bricks: Hy-Fi in New York City Part 3 COLLECTIVE SPACE IN A FIELD 1. Table in Rome II: Forest as Forum 2. Dehesa and the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba in Spain 3. Constructed Succession: Afterlife at the Beijing Olympic Forest Park Part 4 FORESTRY CULTURES 1. Hand-over Urbanism: Future Library 2. Logging: DUX and the Fascist Ritorno all'Ordine in Italy Part 5 TECHNOLOGY AND THE FOREST ARCHIVE 1. Harvard Forest Timelapse 2. Instant City and the Cybernetic Forest Part 6 TREED INFRASTRUCTURE 1. Treed Infrastructure: The Performance of Planting in Canberra 2. Woodlot Urbanism: Hantz Woodlands in Detroit 3. Waterlogging: Amsterdam and its Bos 4. Low Density Recipe: Tree City at Downsview Park Part 7 HUMAN FOREST BIOSYSTEMS 1. A Vertical Forest Biosystem in the Human Forest Biome 2. Krummholz Design in West Loop 3. Spontaneous Ornament: Hundertwasser and the Tree Tenant

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Jana VanderGoot is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, USA. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. Jana is a registered architect, founding partner of VanderGoot Ezban Studio, and the 2011 recipient of the Rieger Graham Prize ICAA affiliated fellowship at the American Academy in Rome.

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