Contemporary Slovenian Timber Architecture for Sustainability

  • Manja Kitek Kuzman
  • Andreja Kutnar

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Manja Kitek Kuzman, Andreja Kutnar
    Pages 1-15
  3. Manja Kitek Kuzman, Andreja Kutnar
    Pages 17-38
  4. Manja Kitek Kuzman, Andreja Kutnar
    Pages 39-56
  5. Manja Kitek Kuzman, Andreja Kutnar
    Pages 57-163

About this book


The book presents Slovenia’s contemporary timber architecture. Thanks to its abundant forests, Slovenia has preserved the tradition of wood construction. As much as 60% of its surface is covered by forests. Slovenia is also the third most forested country in Europe. The high share of forest-covered surface allows for a sustainable production of high-quality wood. In the past, wood was used primarily in the construction of farm buildings, but now timber architecture is used for everything from residences and office buildings to public buildings such as community centres and schools. Timber construction is becoming increasingly popular. Apart from larger companies taking this approach, a great number of wooden houses have sprung up, built either on personal initiative or with the support of carpenter workshops. Slovenian timber architecture has taken a new approach to environmental and energy-efficiency problems and received great international recognition. The book discusses over fifty projects built over a ten-year period, and includes descriptions, photographs, and plans. The projects include residential areas, administration, and office, as well as tourist, educational, and industrial buildings. Timber architecture is presented as an integral part of the Slovenian landscape. The monograph will be useful to designers and future experts in their planning of optimal timber buildings and will highlight the main benefits of using timber construction.


Slovenian Timber Architecture Sustainable Architecture Timber Construction Wood Construction Wooden Houses

Authors and affiliations

  • Manja Kitek Kuzman
    • 1
  • Andreja Kutnar
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Ljubljana,LjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.University of PrimorskaKoperSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03634-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03635-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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