Luis Carli and Rafael Passarelli developed an interdisciplinary work between wooden architecture and information design through their research on wood dimensional changes. Known by many, especially in the field of architecture, construction, and design, most of the challenges of utilizing wood involve an understanding of wood-moisture relationships and its influence in wood properties. With this in mind, their work intends to provide a more comprehensive form for visualizing how different climate conditions influence different wood species regarding their dimensional stability. This also aims to provide a design tool for most wood-workers (from architects to cabinet-makers) that could quickly estimate the behavior of some wood species in a specific location along the year and, then, implement necessary design modifications in order to accommodate dimensional changes. More images and their description after the break.
Architects: SHINE Architecture + TAarquitectura Location: León, México Design Team: Salvador Ferreiro, Minche Mena, Michael Smith, Rubén Vázquez, José Zermeño Photographs: Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Architects: L’Escaut Architectures Location: Mont-sur-Marchienne, Belgium Project Architects: Olivier Bastin, Eloisa Astudillo, Nele Stragier, Florence Hoffmann Project Year: 2008 Project Area: 8,230 sqm Photographs: Courtesy of L’Escaut Architectures, Gilbert Fastenaekens
Architects: EDU Medellín Location: Medellín, Colombia Design Team: Juan Mejia, Gustavo Adolfo Restrepo, John Octavio Ortiz, Alejandra Gomez, Maria Elena Arango, Adolfo Emilio Arboleda, Julian Yepes, Isabel Mejia, Alba Milena Garcia, Diego Alberto Serna, Victor Hugo Garcia, Jerónimo Franco, Jose Puentes, Andres Montoya, Gustavo Ramirez Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Courtesy of EDU Medellín
Architects: STEINMETZDEMEYER Architectes Urbanistes Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Design Team: Magalie Braune, Franziska Hofmann, Heike Bohrer Project Year: 2008 Photographs: Courtesy of STEINMETZDEMEYER Architectes Urbanistes
Architects: Duch-Pizá Arquitectos Location: Palma, Spain Main Collaborator: Claudio Hernández Technical Architect: Oscar Menendez Collaborators: G. Riveron, P. Skytta Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Courtesy of Duch-Pizá Arquitectos
Architects: Askim/Lantto Architects Location: The Edøy Island, Smøla, Norway Project Leader: Niels Marius Askim Project Year: 2008 Photographs: Courtesy of Kvernberget Print og Reklame AS, Niels Marius Askim, Bjarne Ytrøy
Architects: Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design Location: Tama city, Tokyo, Japan Architect In Charge: Chiaki Arai Design Team: Chiaki Arai, Ryoichi Yoshizaki, Tomonori Niimi, Chiaki Hamamatsu Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Taisuke Ogawa