Glen Howells Architects
The Savill building shows the exceptionally aesthetic flexibility of wood. Although the roof structure focuses as a gridshell, as a rainscreen it still works as a second layer that allows for translucency.
This sculptural installation is made of steam bent oak and actively participates within the garden site. Known as the “Together” sculpture for tying together all the aspects of the site (from the pathways to the hedge walls), the installation brilliantly portrays the ability of the bent wood to affect the space visually and the site conceptually.
Focused on the joinery, elastic wood creates a composite like material with wood and some sort of elastic material. This enables the wood to become quite flexible when joined with other pieces of wood. The formal capabilities of this seem endless…