Prototyping with timber
Cullinan Studio in collaboration with Workshop Collaborative and Xylotech
An opportunity to work in a group to investigate the use of wood in lightweight structures, experimenting with different types of timber to create a timber canopy.
The workshop will take ash timber from diseased and dying trees, sawn into a variety of light-weight sections and build a simple but elegant structure. Using this ash will allow an investigation of future attitudes to timber, how we cope with the effects of changing climate on timber, how we must adapt our architecture to biological availability. Can we afford to build with high-volume engineered timber or can small lightweight structure show us a way forward to clever use of renewable materials to maximise the available resources we have whilst also protecting the ecology of the forest? This will be a practical workshop aimed at building a structure which will stand for some time. The Workshop will be led by Hannah Durham of Cullinan Studio a practice with a rich history in innovative timber buildings; Workshop Collaborative, a young innovative designer-maker practice based at Dartington and Xylotek involved in the design & fabrication of advanced timber structures.
No previous experience required.
Thursday June 20, 15.30 – 18.00