Wood Architecture Now! Vol. 2

Taschen takes a look at the material's widespread use in contemporary architecture

As a global culture, our attitude towards architecture has relaxed in recent years, realizing that in most cases, it is not in fact permanent. With this, wood has experienced a resurgence in popularity for its adaptability and general sustainability—when acquired correctly. Advancements in technology and CNC milling have, of course, helped as well. Picking up where volume one left off, Taschen’s soon-to-publish Wood Architecture Now! …

Rachel de Joode

The magic-surreal, inflatable neo-dada work of a still life sculptor

Rachel de Joode is a Berlin-based sculptor who specializes in still lifes made from materials like a stack of Kraft singles, an oozing banana, a wooden club piercing a pile of white bread, wigs, people and a giant inflatable chicken foot. Her most recent work “Life is Very Long” is a part sculpture, part performance piece composed of tennis gravel, styrofoam and 60 frozen Dr. …