Focusing on the characteristics of wood as a natural building material, the exhibition explores the act of transformation across the life cycle of wood from extraction to transportation, standardisation to encapsulation, and eventual disassembly for potential reuse. In seeking out the unique traits of timber, it asks how industry and construction can learn from and be shaped by these inherent qualities of the material.
Curators: Aet Ader, Helmi Marie Langsepp, and Mari Möldre (b210 Architects, Tallinn); St. John Walsh (Alder Architects, Dublin).
Exhibiting architects: Creatomus Solutions, Hannigan Cooke Architects, Joseph Mackey Architects, Kaja Pae and Paco Ulman, OGU Architects, Peeter Pere Architects, Robert Bourke Architects, Ruumiringlus, Studio Kuidas, and Wrkshop.
The exhibition is the result of a competition and creative exchange between Estonia and Ireland called Wood Works, which was initiated by the Estonian Association of Architects in partnership with the Estonian Centre for Architecture and the Irish Architecture Foundation.
Established in 2005, the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) is an independent organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. We encourage people to engage with their built environment, to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture.
We truly believe architecture has the power to improve the way we live and how we think about our built environment. By bringing people together from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, we can create a more inclusive conversation that will inspire a better-built environment for everyone.