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01 Jun 2015

Timber Expo pavilion by architecture students

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UK timber authority TRADA has teamed up with the Architectural Association’s (AA) School of Architecture to create a wooden pavilion for this year’s Timber Expo, part of UK Construction Week.

Named The Twist, it explores the bending and twisting capacity of timber by integrating structural and spatial performance into one elegant architectural solution. Built from 6mm and 4mm birch plywood supplied by TRADA member Hanson Plywood, the pavilion will be on display throughout Timber Expo at the Birmingham NEC this October, before going on to be displayed in Bedford Square, London in January 2016, as part of the Architectural Association's Public Programme Exhibitions series.

The students recently completed a residential week at Hooke Park, a 350-acre working forest owned by the AA, during which they worked on prototyping and designing the project, as well as using CNC routing technology to bring the sculpture to life.




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