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Grands Ateliers de l'Isle d'Abeau

with students of the A&CC master

Experimentations // 2011

Studio : Architecture et Cultures Constructives

Program : Experimentations of wood and steel materials

Localization : GAIA, France

Grands Ateliers de l'Isle d'Abeau // Experimentations

Wood Workshop - Assembly

A first semester of master positioned on real scale experimentation is really usefull at this stage of our path. This project teaching, centred on an acquisition process of materials knowledge and a pedagogy appealing to experiment, favors discovery of their specific potential.

Allow knowledge acquisition of construction principles offers a potential of better control of architectural projects. It's in this vision we centered this half-year on two materials : wood and steel. Based on a simplified version of a candidate project for the Solar Décathlon 2012, we left quickly aside the architectural part to concentrate on technical problems and organization of our intensive workshop to the Grands Ateliers allowing us to build in real scale the project designed.

Much more than a technical work, this experiment is a real group work of young architects always trying to push away its limits to propose a realization which corresponds to its expectations, as much at technical level as architectural atmosphere.

Wood Workshop - Details