In modern architecture, wood plays an especially central role, and the significance of this wonderfully diverse raw material in the design of sophisticated buildings and interiors continues to increase. New materials and innovative processing techniques enable the production of absolutely precise wood building materials that possess considerably improved technical and optical charasteristics. Consequently, the expanded application spectrum allows the manufacture of extremely intricate construction as well as solid components in uprecedented dimensions. Its employment in interior decorating is just as feasible as its function as a weatherproofing facade skin. Its appearance can be rough and raw, but also sophisticated and clean. It allows a sensual perception that turns almost all nuances, from harsh, almost cool, to warm and cozy, into perceptible experience. This book presents remarkable objects from the realm of private living space, public buildings and religious structures. Along with well-designed hotels, restaurants and bars, they form the latest currents of a modern international wood-building culture.