Building on the success of earlier titles Concrete and Brick, Wood features 170 timber structures from around the world, ranging from ambitious churches to humble cabins.
The book includes Evolver, a wooden structure designed and executed by students of the ALICE studio at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. This structure sits adjacent to a picturesque lake in Zermatt, Switzerland, acting as a viewing platform for visitors.
Also featured is the firewood-clad LiYuan Library by Li Xiaodong Atelier, located in the outskirts of Beijing. Due to the natural beauty of the site, the architects decided to use locally sourced timber, like that used by the villagers, to enable the building to blend into its surroundings.
Renzo Piano's otherworldly Jean-Marie Tijbaou Cultural Centre is also profiled.
Timber continues to be a popular construction material amongst architects, recent projects include a treehouse-like residence with views of the Cape Town forest and a wine bar in Thailand featuring latticed plywood walls.
Wood by William Hall is published by Phaidon and is available to purchase online for £29.95.