We are delighted to be collaborating with the Building Centre on the public exhibition ‘Forest of Fabrication – dRMM: pioneers of timber architecture’, which presents engineered timber as a defining material of 21st century architecture.
Open from 8th February until 17th May 2019, the exhibition celebrates the existing capabilities and future potential of engineered timber, from concept to construction, across buildings from different scales and sectors
The exhibition features 24 dRMM projects designed across 24 years, many of which are built and well-known, all of which have pushed design boundaries and explored the opportunities and challenges of timber structures.
‘Forest of Fabrication’ includes models of the flat packed Naked House (2006), Kingsdale School Auditorium (2007), Timber Stadium proposal (2009), Tre Toren, Rundeskogen (2012), Endless Stair (2013), Floatopolis proposal (2014), Sky Health and Fitness (2015), Maggie’s Oldham (2017) and the Stirling Prize winning Hastings Pier (2017). Many of the models exhibited have never been publicly displayed and will be shown alongside digital projections of concept sketches, project drawings, construction and final photographs.
An associated events programme, featuring international projects and designers curated with the Building Centre, will explore developing technologies enabling faster off-site fabrication methods, analyse the argument for timber and celebrate the role of timber in contemporary architecture.
You can follow the making of the exhibition on our social media in the run up to the launch on the 8th February 2019.