KÝKLOSDÉNDRON at Milan Design Week

To move to net zero, the future of construction will be based on circular economy principles and the innovative use of biomaterials that are renewable and sequester carbon from the atmosphere.
Presented at Milan Design Week’s Fuorisalone, in the heart of the Brera Design District, KÝKLOSDÉNDRON (tree cycle) is a room within a room that offers an unexpected vantage point inside a charming Milanese apartment from the early 1800s.
Designed by Boito Sarno Architects, this installation is entirely made of wood and cork showing the potential of rediscovering traditional materials in a modern idiom. The installation has a tactile element, with visitors invited to walk barefoot on a cork ‘pebbles’ walkway. Cleverly engineered with standardised modules that can be easily assembled and disassembled, it does not use metal elements.

Studio Tetti Stalletti provided the timber frame which employs traditional Japanese woodworking techniques but using highly technological CNC machinery and CAD to optimise cutting and minimise waste, using engineered timber elements.
Tecnosugheri provided the cork panels which are produced without any added chemicals. These have very good acoustic and thermal properties and regulate moisture, making an ideal insulating materials.
Kyklosdendron is a concept that Boito Sarno Architects apply both to architecture and design, ranging from houses to furniture. At Fuorisalone, alongside the installation, Boito Sarno Architects present Kyklosdendron Stool, a modular seat with many different combinations.

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Cite: "KÝKLOSDÉNDRON at Milan Design Week" 17 Jun 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/983789/kuklosdendron-at-milan-design-week> ISSN 0719-8884

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