With big pushes towards forward thinking materials and scripted structures, it is nice to see future exploration with wood as the primary basis of design. The Wood Architecture Contest is organized by the Technology Transfer Center of Madera, CORMA CTT. Over 250 and 17 universities submitted 56 projects for a new conceptual housing project no taller than 4 stories and wood as the structural material. Angelica Maria Valente, Melissa Nickelsen, Romina Capelli were the 1st place winners exploring housing designed for the slopes of Chile. Check it out after the jump!
STUDENT: Angelica Maria Valente, Melissa Nickelsen and Romina Capelli
SCHOOL: Finis Terrae University
PROFESSORS: Pablo Hernán Talhouk and Fourniés
COMPETITION: VII Contest Results wooden architecture – CTT-CORMA
The wood furniture building industry is a far cry from a sustainable operation, as much as 80% of the wood timber used in the factories ends up in the trash. Marjan Van Aubel and James Shaw investigated a way in which to create furniture out of the waste through a chemical bond between sawdust and bio-resin. The results were a chemical reaction, a material they have coined foamed wood, and a new chair design for Benchmark Studio. Check it out after the jump!
STUDENT: Marjan Van Aubel & James Shaw
SCHOOL: London’s Royal College of Art
COURSE: American Hardwood Export Council – Benchmark studio
Today at F+ we are coming at you with a movement that is happening between young design professionals in Europe. The workshop is called MEDS, which stands for Meeting of European Design Students, and came about as a way to bring together all different kinds of design disciplines and designers from across the map. These workshops spark inspirations in their quick design charrettes, much like today’s post m-box. Check it out after the jump!
WORKSHOP: Meeting of European Design Students (MEDS)
PROJECT MANAGERS: Gheorghe Mădălin, Tania Ignat & Oben ışın
WORKSHOP TEAM: Dino Elva, Irfan Hadziomerovic, Senad Alibegovic, Vladimír Hain, Esme Brooker, Joel Trotter, Tomáš Hanto Hanáček, Camilla Andersen, Jana Šmuhařová, Kaja