︱德國把 Touch Wood 當成兒童養成的必要元素︱
Hamburg, a city largely defined by its brick architecture, recently passed a new building regulation which stipulated that all new children’s daycare centers built within the city boundaries must be constructed of wood. The reasoning behind this measure is clear: Children are the most sensitive users of architecture, and wood is a material with child-like characteristics; it is natural, captivating and emotional.
Touch Wood entices readers to do just what the title says. Wood is a material that begs to be touched. It is held in high regard for its integrity and warmth. Wood is a natural material, and most likely it was the first material used by humans in a systematic and constructive way to create dwellings and functional buildings. But wood has far greater significance. For many architects buildings with wood represents both a philosophy and a great challenge.
正如本書書名Touch Wood 所提示，木邀人觸摸親撫，它擁有高尚純淨的質感、溫馨而親和。是純天然的素材，而且可能也是最早被人類廣面應用於建築的素材。但木的意義絕不僅此，對許多建築師而言，木建築不只是一種生活哲學，更是一種高尚的挑戰。
摘自“ Touch Wood, The Rediscovery of a Building Material” 建築專刊
printed in 2008, by Verlagshaus Braun, Germany ,