Designed by Frei+ Saarinen Architekten, the aim of the Lignum Pavilion is to inform the public about the possibilities of wood applications in the construction field. Conceived as a training and information center, the project embodies the expressive potential of wood in very modern key. The fully digitalized production process made it possible to optimize both the quantity of material used and the assembly system, resulting in a considerable reduction of costs and making the most of the strength characteristics of wood. More images and architects’ description after the break. The architects were invited to submit a design for a pavilion, also displayed on occasion of the Swiss bau 2010 exhibition in Basel, Perhaps this is not a particularly complex investigation, but this small object seems to transpire a certain awareness that the modulation of rhythm is not concerned solely with form in itself, for ‘objects’ begin life as ‘songs’, as dances, as modulations of the body and the world in their constituent relationships.
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