Thinking Wood. Research and Practice

28apr9:0016:00EventThinking Wood. Research and PracticeOpen seminar at Aarhus School of Architecture on 28 April 20229:00 - 16:00 Didakteket, Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Exners Plads, 8000 Aarhus CTYPE OF ACTIVITYEkstern kalender,Event,Intern kalender

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Wood is an essential part of the green transformation of construction. Not least because it can store CO2 and replace other more climate-damaging materials. But how do we ensure that biodiversity is not put under further pressure at the expense of timber construction?

It requires a significant technological change in construction and places new demands on our way of cultivating forests. How can research and practice contribute to more and better use of wood in architecture? Can one e.g., utilize more of the individual wood if it is scanned and cut up digitally so that the parts fit a specific design?

How will it change the whole design and construction process, and is it possible to do it on a large scale? These are some of the topics that will be discussed by architects and researchers that strive to make the best use of wood resources.

Participation is free – but registration is required.

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8.45: Coffee

9.15: Welcome

9.30: The use of timber in a relational design approach
Siv Helene Stangeland, architect, Helen & Hard Arkitekter, Norway

10.30: Irregular wood
Niels Martin Larsen, researcher and Anders Kruse Aagaard, researcher, Arhus School of Architecture, Denmark

11.00: Break

11.15: Robotic wood joinery
Petras Vestartas, researcher, IBOIS at EPFL University, Switzerland

Lunch (free with registration)
Guided tours at the workshops and fabrication labs

13.15: Building with natural materials – reinventing traditions
Mathias Ørum Nørgaard, architect and Simeon Østerlund Bamford, architect, ReVærk Arkitektur, Denmark

14.00: Dimensions
Knut Hjeltnes, architect, Knut Hjeltnes Sivilarkitekter, Norway

15.00: Break

15.15: Debate and discussion
Moderated by Thomas Bo Jensen, Head of Research, Aarhus School of Architecture

16.00: Exhibition opening


(Thursday) 9:00 - 16:00


Didakteket, Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Exners Plads, 8000 Aarhus C