Brilliant woodland pavilion pushes the envelope of timber in tension

June 26, 2017 by  
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Architectural Association students of the Design & Make program are pushing the envelope on lightweight timber construction. In the program’s most recent annual project, students completed the Sawmill Shelter, an experimental pavilion that uses tension to hold the structure together and create a sturdy roof resistant to snow loads and wind uplifts. Located in Hooke Park of Dorset, England, the sculptural structure’s roof was built from locally sourced Western Red Cedar. The Sawmill Shelter was designed and built by students En-Kai Kuo, Evgenia Spyridonos, Eleni McKirahan, Rolando Madrigal, Trianzani Sulshi, Paolo Salvetti, and Diego Saenz Penagos. In addition to serving as the 2016-2017 Design + Make project, the experimental pavilion is also a prototype for structural systems planned for the new campus lecture hall and library. The structure was built atop an existing 50-square-meter concrete slab on which the campus sawmill is placed. The students built the Sawmill Shelter using 38-by-38-millimeter laths of Western Red Cedar sourced from Hooke Park and assembled from shorter sections held together with glued finger-jointed scarfed splices. “The structure adjusted, each lath carries up to two tonnes of tension, demonstrating the remarkable strength of wood under tension,” reads the project description. The laths were tensioned to create a “stiff net of wood” clad in CNC-milled aluminum panels for a striking and lightweight anticlastic timber net roof spanning nearly 11 meters. Related: Super-local energy-efficient Caretaker’s House is built from locally grown and felled timber Student En-Kai Kuo also helped lead the large-scale steam bending of whole tree to create unusual structural columns. Eighteen bent trees, made of Douglas fir and larch, support one end of the Sawmill Shelter. + Design + Make Via Dezeen Images by Valerie Bennet, Evgenia Spyridonos and Kevin Kim

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DIY: Build a seat out of your clothing

August 5, 2015 by  
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Have you ever wished you could make a seat out of the clothes on your back? The people at WeDangle did, so they combined a hanging seat with thin, extremely strong lines and canvas seat with a backrest to make a hanging chair that is safe, light weight and comfortable. The WeDangle has 3 seating positions: as a swing, as armchair and as a ‘chaise longue’. The use of a wide topbar releaves the tension at the bottom and shoulders, the use of aluminium strips gives a good distribution of weight at bottom and back, and last but not least are the head and leg foot support for longtime, easy relaxation. Check out the instructions to build your own. +  WeDangle on Instructables 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!

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SDA Unveils Gorgeous Solar-Charging Canopy for the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

July 12, 2013 by  
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Tesla Shares Hit All Time High as the Electric Car Company Heads to the Nasdaq 100

July 12, 2013 by  
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The Tesla Motors success story keeps getting better – this week shares of the electric car maker reached an all-time high after it was revealed that Tesla will soon be added to the Nasdaq 100 index. Tesla’s shares have risen since news broke that it recorded a $11.2 million first quarter profit earlier this year. Read the rest of Tesla Shares Hit All Time High as the Electric Car Company Heads to the Nasdaq 100 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: automotive , electric car , elon musk , green car , green transportation , nasdaq , tesla , Tesla electric car , Tesla Model X , tesla model-s        

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Ricardo Bofill Transforms Cement Factory Ruins Into Castle-Like Architecture Headquarters

July 12, 2013 by  
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