13. Nov 2020

Wood Works: Open architecture lectures

This lecture series on the 18th and 19th of November is part of the Wood Works project exhibition “There is a forest in my backyard but my house is built from trees grown far away“.

 

The exhibition curators from B210 and Alder Architects invite you to be part of this series of open lectures, where theoreticians, architects and industry experts from Estonia and Ireland share their insights on the use of timber in construction from forestry to demolition.

 

Participating Irish and Estonian architects, academics, and critics include Wrkshp, Robert Bourke Architects, Hannigan Cooke Architects, OGU Architects, Joseph Mackey Architects, Peeter Pere Architects, Paco Ulman & Kaja Pae, Ruumiringlus, Renee Puusepp (Creatomus), Hannes Praks & Henri Papson & Maria Helena Luiga, Eik Hermann, Maarja Helena Meriste, Bucholz McEvoy Architects, Grafton Architects, PART Architects (Siim Tuksam and Sille Pihlak), Dr Conan O’Ceallaigh, Tsenter, Welement, and Timbeter.

 

The lectures are aimed at architects, architecture students and professionals from other related fields as well as a broader audience of people interested in timber as a material.

 

The lectures are in English and FREE of charge.

 

Please keep in mind that the event is happening at the same time in Ireland and Estonia. The time difference is two hours.

Registration: https://forms.gle/ApHWEicsWB2ppcTm6 
Lecture series link:
https://zoom.us/j/93279109299

 

18 of November
Time (IRL / EST)

12:30/14:30 Introductions
Estonian Centre of Architecture: Raul Järg and Irish Architecture Foundation: Nathalie Weadick

12:50/14:50 Cutorial Proposition by
St John Walsh (ALDER Architects),
Mari Möldre, Helmi Marie Langsepp, Aet Ader (b210 architects)

13:10/15:10 Exhibitor Pecha Kucha

14:30/16:30 Break

14:45/16:45 Eik Hermann, Estonian Academy of Arts “Philosophical exploration on climate change and standards”

15:10/ 17:10 Maarja Helena Meriste, literary critic “Philosophical exploration of cultural exchange and intertextuality”

15:35/17:35 Dr Conan O’Ceallaigh, Timber Engineering Research Group, NUIG “Adhesive free design & developments in Irish timber”

15:55/17:55 Q&A

16:10/18:10 Merritt Bucholz, Bucholz McEvoy Architects “Innovation & timber design in construction”

16:30/18:30 Curators discussion with Merritt Bucholz

16:45/18:45 Q&A

 

19 of November
TIME (IRL/EST)

09:30/11:30 Day 2 Introduction

09:35/11:35 Grafton Architects on The University of Arkansas

10:00/12:00 Siim Tuksam & Sille Pihlak, PART Architects on standards vs creativity in their research and practice

10:30/12:30 Lauri Kivil, Estonian Wooden Houses Association. An overview of wooden houses production in Estonia

11:00/13:00 Break

11:15/13:15 Learning from Industries in Ireland & Estonia

– Padraig O Tuama, Pro Silva & Traelach Layton, GP Wood Lissarda

– Mart Nilson, Tsenter

– Lauri Tuulberg, Welement

– Ülar Mark, Kodasema

– Kieran Rigney, GEM Joinery

– Timbeter

12:45/14:45 Q&A

 

“There is a forest in my backyard but my house is built from trees grown far away” is the winning proposal of the Wood Works Curatorial Team Competition. The winning proposal is curated by Estonian-Irish architects team: Aet Ader, Helmi Marie Langsepp and Mari Möldre (all b210 Architects, Tallinn) and St John Walsh (Alder Architects, Dublin).

 

“There is a forest in my backyard but my house is built from trees grown far away” is the winning proposal of the Wood Works Curatorial Team Competition. The winning proposal is curated by Estonian-Irish architects team: Aet Ader, Helmi Marie Langsepp and Mari Möldre (all b210 Architects, Tallinn) and St John Walsh (Alder Architects, Dublin).

 

Wood Works winning proposal is a call for noticing and creating variety in a world that is otherwise striving for common standardised values. Timber is often treated similarly to other inanimate building materials, yet each tree is unique, their growth impacted by many factors such as the earth, wind, climate and topography, as well as man. To produce timber elements that are both transportable and modulated for construction, a standardisation process is undertaken, during which a tree is cut back to common increments.

The Estonian Association of Architects (EAA) has joined forces with Estonian Centre for Architecture (ECA) and Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) to promote an architecture exchange and exhibition programme “The Wood Works”, taking place between Ireland and Estonia 2020 and 2021.

 

Wood Works is an Estonian and Irish collaboration that focuses on the use of wood in design and construction in architecture. The result of the Wood Works project will be a travelling exhibition which will be opened at Solstice Art Centre in Ireland at the end of March 2021. The Wood Works project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the Enterprise Estonia.