The Re-Imagining Wood Challenge: How can the natural attributes of wood commonly seen as disadvantages be re-imagined as assets to create novel, sustainable products?
Project Type: Public
Re-use, Reduce & Recycle
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 wood to build a playground for children. Offering and allowing the user to play, while performs, from simple movements to complex motion sequences that require the use of the whole body.”Reuse, Reduce and Recycle” proposes two situations, a temporary and a permanent one.
- 1-A traveling exhibition that will allow the project to be design and prefabricated to travel to other places (museums, libraries, exhibitions, etc.) to be installed and dismantled by a local community of volunteers.
- 2-A permanent “site-specific” installation located near existing trees in a park, incorporatingvegetation and adapting itself to different locations, letting time play an important role with the aging of the wood and the growth of moss on surface.
The raw material for the construction of the project it’s recycled wood, which will be dimensioned in equal little pieces, bonded together with screws, allowing to easily be installed and dismantled.
Parametric design will play a vital role in the projection of the proposal, allowing to connect dimensions and variables to the geometry, according to the available waste wood, to performed quickly and without re-drawing, design modifications and computational process of complex three-dimensional geometries.
The idea is to sustainably generate a landscape inspired by nature, to recycle wood and to naturally integrate one of the most common processes of wood (to rot) allowing the project to evolve over time, due to decomposition and sediment emanated from the above trees (leafs and seeds) until the project finally meets its cycle and must be dismantled before it falls apart. Exploiting wood and giving an interactive and ecological use to it, before being exposed to rot in a landfill full of trash.[starrater tpl=44 size=’24’]
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