☰ Workshops

Crafting Wood

Structure and expression

In the current wood architecture, the use of wood on the facade is dominated by covering techniques like planking or shingles. The appearance of wood as a structural element is usually limited to log constructions, where the load-bearing wall is visually present. In most wood constructions, the material is used for the skeleton structure and covered with other materials and not expressed anymore.

The goal of this program is to broaden this limited use of the material. In combining traditional craftsmanship and industrial production, the partnership is aiming to research on new solutions, which develop new ways for the use of wood. The results are tested in workshops with students in which prototypes in scale 1:1 are built.