Allen, LJ; Smout, M; (2012) Lunar Wood. [Design].
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Lunar Wood is an environmental architectural installation that examines the dynamic and environmental relationship generated between timber growth and lunar cycles. It is composed of a series of horizontal timber planks, populated by devices on its top and bottom surfaces that interact to represent the traditions of empirical versus scientific practice in the timber industry. The model reacts to shifting balances and currents of airflow across its surface. Through these ‘strange’ forces the installation responds to the fluctuating and reciprocal push and pull of natural cycles. This interactive model was commissioned for the exhibition, Japanese Style: Sustaining Design, at the Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales (Ruthin 2012; Swansea 2013), curated by Michael Nixon. The exhibition included Architects Kazuya Morita, Tono Miria and Studio Archi Farm, textile designers Reiko Sudo, and Japanese ethical and urban research and craft initiatives. The interactive model was completed at a 1-week residency, titled Nurturing the Spirit, in collaboration with Professor Osamu Ishiyama, Department of Architecture, Waseda University, Tokyo, the Ishiyama Graduate Laboratory and the Design Research Unit (DRUw) at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff.
|Dates:||2012-04-01 - 2012-06-01|
|Keywords:||Moonwood, Lunar wood, Tone wood, Interactive model, Sustainable forestry|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School > Bartlett School of Architecture|
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