With big pushes towards forward thinking materials and scripted structures, it is nice to see future exploration with wood as the primary basis of design. The Wood Architecture Contest is organized by the Technology Transfer Center of Madera, CORMA CTT. Over 250 and 17 universities submitted 56 projects for a new conceptual housing project no taller than 4 stories and wood as the structural material. Angelica Maria Valente, Melissa Nickelsen, Romina Capelli were the 1st place winners exploring housing designed for the slopes of Chile. Check it out after the jump!
STUDENT: Angelica Maria Valente, Melissa Nickelsen and Romina Capelli
SCHOOL: Finis Terrae University
PROFESSORS: Pablo Hernán Talhouk and Fourniés
COMPETITION: VII Contest Results wooden architecture – CTT-CORMA
Students of the University Finis Terrae were winners of the first and third in the seventh Wood Architecture Contest organized by the Technology Transfer Center of Madera, CORMA CTT and held in the framework of the Week of wood, in the center Cultural Estación Mapocho.
In this version of the contest, which has become a benchmark for architectural schools throughout the country, involving 250 students, 17 universities and 56 projects, whose central theme discussed was the proposed housing up to four stories that use wood as structural material.
The winning team were the fourth-year students of architecture at the Universidad Finis Terrae, Angelica Maria Valente, Melissa Nickelsen and Romina Capelli, supported by teachers and Hernan Pablo Talhouk Fourniés.
Angelica Maria Valente, one of the winners said the project “Housing for the slope” showed how housing can be adapted to the slopes without increasing costs, through modules that fit the terrain, off the floor and so avoiding earthworks. “We did an analysis and we realized that, although 80% in Chile is sloped, cities are always located on flat land.”
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