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Wood Dimensional Changes / Luis Carli and Rafael Passarelli

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.

Habitat ITESM Leon / SHINE Architecture + TAarquitectura

Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture

Architects: SHINE Architecture + TAarquitectura Location: León, México Design Team: Salvador Ferreiro, Minche Mena, Michael Smith, Rubén Vázquez, José Zermeño Photographs: Courtesy of SHINE Architecture

Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture

‘Carabineros’ Fort / EDU Medellín

Courtesy of EDU Medellín
Courtesy of EDU Medellín

Architects: EDU Medellín Location: Medellín, Colombia Design Team: Juan MejiaGustavo 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

Barn House / Cazú Zegers G.

© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

Architects: Cazú Zegers G. Location: Kawelluco, Chile Architect In Charge: Cazú Zegers G. Photographs: Guy Wenborne

© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

Yutenji Apartments / architecture WORKSHOP

© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

Architects: architecture WORKSHOP Location: Tokyo, Japan Design Team: Koh Kitayama, Hiroko Hasama, Mariko Hama, Kim Young Woo, Shimpei Yamashita Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Daici Ano

© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

AD Round Up: Wood Architecture

Guesthouse / HHF architects + Ai Weiwei

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Architects: HHF architects + Ai Weiwei Location: Ancram, New York, USA Design Team: Mio Tsunemaya, Madeleine Kessler, Jeff Mansfield Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Iwan Baan

ISM House / I.R.A

© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa

Architects: International Royal Architecture Location: Chiba, Japan Design Team: Akinori Kasegai, Daisuke Tsunakawa, Seo Jung Hwan, Kim Jino Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Nobuaki Nakagawa

© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa

Extension in a Cité Jardin / STEINMETZDEMEYER

Courtesy of STEINMETZDEMEYER Architectes Urbanistes
Courtesy of STEINMETZDEMEYER Architectes Urbanistes

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

Courtesy of STEINMETZDEMEYER Architectes Urbanistes
Courtesy of STEINMETZDEMEYER Architectes Urbanistes
Courtesy of STEINMETZDEMEYER Architectes Urbanistes
Courtesy of STEINMETZDEMEYER Architectes Urbanistes
Courtesy of STEINMETZDEMEYER Architectes Urbanistes
Courtesy of STEINMETZDEMEYER Architectes Urbanistes
Courtesy of STEINMETZDEMEYER Architectes Urbanistes
Courtesy of STEINMETZDEMEYER Architectes Urbanistes

Housing Building at C/ Fontana / Duch-Pizá Arquitectos

Courtesy of Duch-Pizá Arquitectos
Courtesy of Duch-Pizá Arquitectos

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

Gurisentret Outdoor Stage and Visitor Centre / Askim/Lantto Architects

© Bjarne Ytrøy
© Bjarne Ytrøy

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

Hill's House / Ignacio Correa Correa

© Alfredo Gildemeister
© Alfredo Gildemeister

Architects: Ignacio Correa Correa Location: San Vicente de Tagua Tagua, Chile Structure Engineering: Alberto Ramirez Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Alfredo Gildemeister

The Heritage / CYS.ASDO

© K. M. Lee
© K. M. Lee

Architects: CYS.ASDO Location: Taipei, Taiwan Architect In Charge: Chung-Yei Sheng Design Team: Jill Yang, Paul Chiang, Why Huang Project Year: 2011 Photographs: K. M. Lee

Le Massif de Charlevoix Train Station / STGM Architectes

© Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

Architects: STGM Architectes Location: Petite-Rivière-St-François, Québec, Canada Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

Karakida Community Center / Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

© Taisuke Ogawa
© Taisuke Ogawa

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

Son Ferriol Kindergarten / Duch-Piza Arquitectos

© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia

Architects: Duch-Piza Arquitectos Location: Mexico City, Mexico Technical Architects: Oscar Menendez Vinent Partner Architect: C. Hernández Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Jaime Sicilia

© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia