Forest of Fabrication


dRMM: pioneers of timber architecture

8
Feb
2019
 
17
May
2019

'Forest of Fabrication  dRMM: pioneers of timber architecture' is a public exhibition at the Building Centre, showing from 8 February until 17 May 2019.

Mon  Fri: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Sat: 10.00am  5.00pm

Please note that on 17 May the exhibition will close at 2.00pm.

The Building Centre and dRMM present engineered timber as a defining material of 21st Century architecture.

Forest of Fabrication demonstrates the possibilities of modern timber construction through the lens of Stirling Prize-winning architectural practice dRMM. The exhibition features twenty-four critically acclaimed projects that have pushed design boundaries through their exploration of the opportunities and challenges of timber structures. Forest of Fabrication will celebrate the capabilities of engineered timber; from concept to construction.

Featuring international projects and designers, the associated event programme will showcase the technologies enabling quicker off-site fabrication methods, analyse the commercial argument for cross laminated timber and celebrate the craft and beauty of exposed timber in contemporary architecture.

Events programme:

Public Tours
Join the architects for a guided tour, highlighting exhibition themes and key projects. The tours will be taking place on the following days;

School spaces with Philip Marsh
Friday 1 March, 1.15pm - 1.45pm

Engaging architecture with Alex de Rijke 
Friday 22 March, 1.15pm - 1.45pm

Minimum material, maximum effect with Jonas Lencer
Saturday 30 March, 11am - 12pm

Design for manufacture with Jonas Lencer
Friday 5 April, 1.15pm - 1.45pm

Water-based regeneration with Alex de Rijke 
Friday 26 April, 1.15pm - 1.45pm

International collaborations with Alex de Rijke
Friday 3 May, 1.15pm - 1.45pm

The future of city living with Tonia Tkachenko 
Friday 17 May, 1.15pm - 1.45pm

Launch of the 2019 Wood Awards
The Wood Awards launches its open call for outstanding architecture and product design in wood.
Tuesday 12 March, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Build to Rent Breakfast Event
Conversations around modular solutions for the future
of urban housing.
Thursday 21 March, 8.30am - 11.00am

The Architecture of Maggie’s
Charles Jencks, co-founder of Maggie’s Centres, in conversation with architects Alex de Rijke and Benedetta Tagliabue.
Wednesday 27 March, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Public weekend tour and woodcut printing workshop
A tour of the exhibition led by Alex de Rijke. Followed by a woodcutting and printing workshop.
Saturday 30 March, tour 11.00am - 12.00pm, print workshop 1.00pm - 4.00pm.

Re-Imagining Timber Symposium
An afternoon of insight, information and inspiration from renowned international designers and makers, celebrating timber in architecture.
Wednesday 3 April, 2.00pm - 7.00pm

Ensuring Long - Term Performance of CLT Breakfast Event
A technical seminar on design requirements and maintenance of CLT buildings.
Tuesday 30 April, 8.30am - 11.00am

Tall Storeys from Scandinavia
Building high with CLT in Sweden and Norway.
Thursday 2 May, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Swedish Wood Materials Stand
Engineered timber products including CLT, Glulam and I-beams on display on the lower ground floor of the Building Centre.
Monday 4 March to Friday 17 May

More information about each events and tickets will be available soon. All events will be taking place at the Building Centre.

The Forest of Fabrication exhibition and events programme is curated by the Building Centre exhibitions team and dRMM, and supported by The Built Environment Trust.

     

We would like to thank our headline sponsors Timber Trade FederationWood Campus and Wood For Good. Supported by American Hardwood Export CouncilB&K Structures, BinderholzEurban, James Latham, KLH UK,  MartinsonsSödraStora Enso and Wiehag

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