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U.S. Forest Service develops Wood-based Nanomaterial

15:00 - 24 September, 2012
Micrograph picture of cellulose nanocrystals combined with PMMA fibers. Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service
Micrograph picture of cellulose nanocrystals combined with PMMA fibers. Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service

A wood-based nanomaterial composed of cellulose nanocrystals and cellulose nanofibrils is being evaluated at the Forest Products Laboratory, in support of a project at the Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Maryland. The material, presumably stronger than Kevlar, is being produced to create clear composites as reinforced glass for clear applications.  US Forest Services has opened a $1.7 million pilot plant in Wisconsin to develop the wood-based nanomaterial, whose future applications may include windshield and high performance glass.

Endesa Pavilion / Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC)

01:00 - 24 September, 2012
Endesa Pavilion / Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +19

Moore Studio / Omar Gandhi Architect

09:00 - 21 September, 2012
Moore Studio / Omar Gandhi Architect, © Greg Richardson Photography
© Greg Richardson Photography

Courtesy of Omar Gandhi Architect © Greg Richardson Photography Courtesy of Omar Gandhi Architect © Greg Richardson Photography +32

HelloWood 2012: Social Architecture in Hungary

13:00 - 19 September, 2012
HelloWood 2012: Landscape Architecture Workshop © Márk Péter Vargha
HelloWood 2012: Landscape Architecture Workshop © Márk Péter Vargha

HelloWood - a creative, professional and social program with a message that mobilizes more and more young people – was organized for the 3rd year by MOMElinedesignworks, together with its new partner Reflekt social architecture studio.  The week-long creative camp included 200 Hungarian and international students who worked together to realize social and cultural spaces for eight north-eastern Hungarian communities.  The social mission of the project was showcased at Sziget, Europe’s Best Major Festival.  Cameron Sinclair, the co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, commended HelloWood’s inspirational initiative for aspiring to social change with thoughtful design for marginalized communities.

Join us after the break for details on some of the projects.

Nexus House

01:00 - 13 September, 2012
Nexus House, © John J. Macaulay
© John J. Macaulay

© John J. Macaulay © John J. Macaulay © John J. Macaulay © John J. Macaulay +16

Hostel La Buena Vida / ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

16:00 - 12 September, 2012
© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

Architects: ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea Location: México D.F., Mexico Design Team: José Lew Kirsch, Bernardo Lew Kirsch Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +25

Wood Dimensional Changes / Luis Carli and Rafael Passarelli

23:00 - 7 September, 2012
data retrieved from weatherBase.com - Courtesy of Luis Carli and Rafael Passarelli
data retrieved from weatherBase.com - Courtesy of 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

16:00 - 6 September, 2012
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 +35

New wing of the Charleroi Museum of Photography / L’Escaut Architectures

02:00 - 4 September, 2012
© Gilbert Fastenaekens
© Gilbert Fastenaekens

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

© Gilbert Fastenaekens © Gilbert Fastenaekens © Gilbert Fastenaekens © Gilbert Fastenaekens +25

Spence House / Metcalfe Architecture & Design

00:00 - 4 September, 2012
Spence House / Metcalfe Architecture & Design, © Halkin Mason Photography
© Halkin Mason Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cornwall, CT
  • Design Team

    Alan Metcalfe, Jason Manning, Matthew Pickering
  • Contractor

    Prause Building Construction
  • Landscape Designer

    Alexa Venturini
  • Site Area

    2,974 sqm
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Halkin Mason Photography © Halkin Mason Photography © Halkin Mason Photography © Halkin Mason Photography +11

Barn House / Cazú Zegers G.

10:00 - 3 September, 2012
© 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 +6

ISM House / I.R.A

08:00 - 30 August, 2012
© 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 +23

Extension in a Cité Jardin / STEINMETZDEMEYER

05:00 - 30 August, 2012
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 +13

Gurisentret Outdoor Stage and Visitor Centre / Askim/Lantto Architects

10:00 - 24 August, 2012
© 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

© Niels Marius Askim © Niels Marius Askim © Niels Marius Askim © Bjarne Ytrøy +30

Louver Haus / Smart Architecture

01:00 - 23 August, 2012
Louver Haus / Smart Architecture, © Jung-sik
© Jung-sik
  • Architects

  • Location

    389-10, Sang-dong, Susung-gu, Daegu, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Gun-cheol, Sung-hoon
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jung-sik © Jung-sik © Jung-sik © Jung-sik +25

The Heritage / CYS.ASDO

12:00 - 21 August, 2012
© 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

© K. M. Lee © K. M. Lee © K. M. Lee © K. M. Lee +21

Son Ferriol Kindergarten / Duch-Piza Arquitectos

14:15 - 16 August, 2012
© 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 +8

G House / Paz Gersh Architects

12:00 - 15 August, 2012
© Amit Giron
© Amit Giron

Architects: Paz Gersh Architects Location: Ramat hasharon, Israel Architect: Paz Gersh Project Year: 2011 Project Area: 250 sqm Photographs: Amit Giron

© Amit Giron © Amit Giron © Amit Giron © Amit Giron +24