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Re-Imagining Wood Challenge

Re-Imagining Wood

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  • Wood structures are often perceived as being vulnerable to damage by fire.  However, due to the process of turning the exterior of timbers to insulating charred material, large members often survive quite well in structure fires.  This allows the building to stand longer, facilitating escape, res…
    Involute is a continuing research project that leverages the natural morphologies of wood derived from internal material capacities and antistropic and hydroscopic behaviors. The computational morphogenesis would be situated on the interrelationships between wood as a natural material, manufacturin…
    My concept is to use the wood from old furniture to create a big wooden box that fits on the roof of your house no matter if it is inclined also.The wooden box is filled with soil and plants and grass are planted in it.This will act as a natural cooler and keeps your house cool and help you save en…
    Edward Denison and Richard Cawthray published a book The Big Book of Packaging Prototypes that is the inspiration of this submittal.  With new methods of binding and seaming plywood and wood composites typical of flat panel materials, we can design and build for ease of assembly and transport as w…
    This work is developing an innovative line of Hollow Structural Wood (HSW) building products, and promoting there applications. The first in the line is the Laminated Veneer Cylinder (LVC), constructed by bonding wood veneers in layers with alternating fibre orientation. Please see attachment ̶…
    I started my research by looking into how petrified wood is naturally made. My goal was to create a petrified treated wood. After my initial research, I wanted to see if I could replicate the process and make it economical viable. I start with the softest wood I could find. I also purchased a s…
    I have been a wood worker my entire life, from the early days of a child in my fathers wood shop learning all that I could about wood and its properties, to present where I am constantly trying to push the boundaries and perceptions of what wood is and can be. I wanted to break the perception that …
    With over half the world’s population already living in an urban environment, and another two billion expected to join them in the next 30 years in response to socio-economic circumstances and population growth, urbanization offers a multitude of challenges and opportunities for human and ecosyst…
    The Stoop is made of wood waste from a deconstructed home. Deconstruction wood waste is commonly seen as undesirable due to its small dimensionality and imperfect condition. These typically negative attributes were used to drive the design in both form and function. The Stoop provides a social spac…
    Wood is one of the most commonly used materials across all kinds of industry, especially building, manufacture, transport and packaging. Huge amounts of wood are used once and then thrown away, despite the fact that it is still perfectly re-usable. This project reuse and recycle small pieces of woo…
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