Architecture students build a tiny CLT classroom in just 3 weeks

April 3, 2018 by  
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A team of 13 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) architecture students designed and built Emerge, a tiny timber classroom that will help promote sustainable forestry through education. Located in the woods near Eugene, Oregon, the student project was crafted as part of UNL’s PLAIN design/build program in collaboration with the 673-acre family-owned Bauman Tree Farm, and The DR Johnson Lumber Mill. The micro cabin was erected in just three short weeks thanks to the use of prefabricated cross-laminated timber panels that make up the walls and floor. Set atop concrete footings, the elevated 80-square-foot Emerge cabin strives for minimal landscape impact and to foster a greater appreciation of the timber industry and the surrounding forest. The cabin opens up through a wooden pivot door raised using a counterweight system. A large skylight funnels natural light and canopy views into the one-room interior. Movable cross-laminated timber sitting blocks and a table allow for customization of the classroom. Related: Nation’s first large-scale mass timber residence hall breaks ground in Arkansas The students also designed screens with irregular patterns to communicate the relationship between the lumber industry and the forest. The screens, located at the front and rear, comprise slatted timber elements that appear straight at the bottom and become increasingly angled near the top to evoke tree branches. The visual change references the process in which trees become dimensional lumber. “[The] compound angles…create a rain screen for exposed CLT ,” add the students. This pattern is also visible around the skylight. + University of Nebraska-Lincoln Architecture Department Via Dezeen Images via Mike Lundgren

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Nature and art overlap in this sinuous pavilion in Taipei City

January 19, 2017 by  
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Indoor and outdoor scenery overlap in this sinuous pavilion by Emerge Architects . The SINICA Eco-Pavilion was tailored to the existing trees on the site, and meanders in-between them to create an organic space where nature is as much on display as the exhibition housed inside the building. The building, located within a restoration area of Taipei ‘s leading academic institution, Academia Sinica, features long stretches of curved glass surfaces that facilitate ambiguous spatial perception for visitors. The line between the inside and outside disappears as one navigates the interior space and explores different exhibitions. Different spatial pockets such as the lobby, screening room and exhibition areas create fluid transitions. Related: Sinuous concrete pavilion is a spiritual oasis at the City of Hope research and treatment center Through interdisciplinary integration and collaboration between curators and architects, the pavilion establishes a strong dialogue with its surroundings. This diminished the distinction between architecture, landscape and art, merging them all into a single, unified experience. + Emerge Architects Via Architizer Photos by Kyle Yu, Sam Yang, WK Chou

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Old Made Creative’s Versatile Pop-Up Display Is 100% Recycled and Recyclable

January 29, 2013 by  
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Australia’s Old Made Creative recently launched ‘Emerge’, a new pop-up display and screen that is made entirely from recycled materials and 100% recyclable after use. Inspired by the relationship between flat surfaces and three dimensional forms, the piece was developed as a sculptural, free-standing screen created from a series of folding panels. The screens can be used to divide a space and create privacy, or as a retail and exhibition display. Alternatively, the folding panels can be wall mounted and used as a decorative wall panel. Designed for customization, the studio will even add text and graphics to suit! + Old Made Creative The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 100% recyclable , Australian designer , eco display , eco pop-up , Emerge , exhibition display , Old Made Creative , pop-up display , Recycled Materials , retail display , temporary displays , temporary screen

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