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Performative Wood Structures
Applied design research on wood construction aims innovative practices that combines hand craft with digital fabrication methods. The development of prototypes investigates wood construction in the context of the studio work, seminars and summer academy workshops. The performance of these wooden structures is tested on the technological as well as on the programmatic level.
Building-up on the first prototype, which has been installed in the courtyard of ‚Freiraum in der Box‘ in Berlin-Friedrichshain the research on wood construction is directed towards life-cycle-assessment and co-operative production models.
The research on Performative Wood Structure is linked to the current Bachelor studio and aims at the realization of proto-typical constructions.
The forest as natural environment and habitat as well as an important regulator of the world’s climatic condition serves as the basis for an investigation on how to inscribe living environments within natural eco-systems.
In collaboration with the co-operative Vale Encantado, which forms a community in the middle of the natural reserve of the tropical rainforest (mata atlântica) in the surroundings of Rio de Janeiro, the research is focussed on the establishment of a community center, which serves as an transdisciplinary educational hub for the exploration of the rainforest as a biosphere for future habitation.
The design research is inspired by the vernacular type for collective housing of the Amazon region, the wooden structures of the Malocas. Combining ritualistic and everyday practice, an update of the Maloca within the urban context reflects upon socio-technological innovation for sustainable architectures.
The research is conceived for design build workshops in summer 2020/spring 2021.
Upcycled Roof Tiles