Students worked as a group in order to understand the potential and constraints that wood offers as the main building material for the XXIst century, but also where it comes from, and the vast traditions and craft passed from generation to generation. Simultaneously, they will explore hands-on provisional solutions for wood building systems in our Mediterranean environment, by focusing on its challenges in this particular climatic and cultural context, amidst the current global climate and resources destruction frenzy, in order to contribute as architects to provide an urgent alternative to this war on nature scenario.
Workshops & Studios
TeachersDavid Tapias, Francisco Cifuentes, Ricard Pau, Sebastià Martorell
Tectonic chapel, learning through variations
Tectonics is a word with broad and sometimes misleading uses in architectonic language. In this workshop we draw from Semper’s seminal ideas on what tectonics is, and exemplify it in the most tectonic material of all: wood.