Olson Kundig Architects
2012 AIA Seattle Honor Award
Photo Credit: Dwight Eschliman, Benjamin Benschneider
Gallery Exhibit March 20-April 27
TimberCity is dedicated to innovative multi-story wood architecture. The exhibit documents recent developments in England, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Austria and Canada, offering an insight not only into wood construction and design, but also regional variations in the culture of wood, both historic and contemporary. In these countries, architects, engineers and designers are challenging conventional notions with novel approaches to age-old problems including durability, stability and fire-safety. They are leading a renaissance in the use of wood. Seattle, an historic timber town --like many European cities-- is grappling with the 21st century realities of curbing carbon emissions, promoting density, smart growth and fostering an architecture of place. Wood offers a partial solution to these issues. Timbercity seeks to re/connect Seattle architecture with local, low-embodied energy materials and the latest thinking, design and scientific wood research from North America and abroad.
The exhibit is available for viewing Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm at the AIA Seattle Design Gallery.
Image credit: Techniker Ltd, London or Techniker Ltd, Consulting Structural Engineers, London
Joe Mayo Assoc. AIA
About the AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship
The AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship expands the experience and opportunities of young professionals, encourages cross-cultural dialogue in the profession, and shares knowledge from architecture practice around the globe with members in Puget Sound. AIA Seattle Members or Associate Members who have graduated from an accredited architecture program within the last seven years are eligible to apply for the scholarship. It is funded by contributions by Seattle-area Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIAs) and AIA members.
Many thanks to our Gallery sponsor, WoodWorks.
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