Beyond the consideration of construction and aesthetics, building materials plays an extremely important role in the large CO2 accounts.
Some materials such as wood are capable of storing CO2, contrary to other building materials. And therefore we see wood and other organic and renewable materials as a necessary contribution to the future of sustainable architecture.
For the past years the atelier has experimented intensively with the use of Laminated Veneer Lumber, Cross-Laminated Timber and Plastics as the main construction materials.
LVL and CLT extends the possibilities for modern buildings in wood and plastics allows us to produce transparency with a lesser environmental impact, due to its elasticity in fabrication and as part of the construction and low weigth and carbon footprint.
All materials are very suitable for prefabrication, which provides an efficient construction process and makes it possible to do delicate and simple constructions.
The atelier questions the concept of permanent versus temporary architecture. Through a focus on circular economy in our projects, we make an effort to design constructions that allows the materials to be a part of a renewable circuit.
This is a significant factor in our choice of materials and construction methods and why we aim to make all our projects equally disassemblable.
With our projects we wish to convey and increase understanding of the interactions of different systems. Our constructions constitute an evolving, focused research, opening questions for future development.