Truly Organic Wood

Material Strategies

Wood has been one of the most important elements in construction since the beginning of time. We have relied on wood to construct our shelters and protect us from the elements. Often today we only recognize the beauty of wood on the surface when there is so much more to see. We usually only se the grain, color, and finish and associate that with the material when the truth is that wood is a beautiful, rich material that has endless possibilities.

Timber Wave designed by Amanda Levete Architects tests and showcases the limitless potential of wood by using it as sculpture. This sculpture is three stories high and 36 feet in diameter and made from oil-treated American red oak. Using laminating techniques traditionally used in furniture making AL-A and Arup have shown us how striking wood can be and give us the opportunity to truly experience the depth of the…

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