sabato 4 febbraio 2012

The Timber Wave

The façade of London’s famed Victoria & Albert Museum has had a makeover, as a massive wooden installation has been constructed at the main entranceway.
Created in time for the London Design Festival, Timber Wave is three-dimensional lattice spiral made of American red oak wood. Fully self-supporting, the structure rises 12m high. Visitors are invited to ‘walk through’ its circular form as they enter into the museum.
The project was commissioned by AHEC (American Hardwood Export Council) and designed by architect Amanda Levete of AL_A. The wooden structure was constructed by Cowley Timberwork and engineered by Arup.

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