TIMBER SEASONING SHELTER
Hooke Park, England
The Timber Seasoning Shelter utilizes traditional steam bending techniques applied within a digital production workflow. It tests an approach to fabrication in which variation is generated not through additive, subtractive or other machine processes but through direct manipulation of a material in sympathy with its natural properties. By uniquely steam bending discrete timber elements, and deploying them in a reciprocal grillage structure, a formal freedom is generated without the need for complex machining or bespoke connections. The shelter, built from trees locally sourced from the surrounding woodland, provides a dry space for seasoning timber at the Architectural Association’s woodland campus..
Materials: European Beech (fagus sylvatica), Stainless Steel
Photo Credit: Valerie Bennett