09 November 2022
AHEC: PROMOTE THE APPLICATIONS OF AMERICAN HARDWOOD AROUND THE WORLD
After two triumphant seasons, Words on Wood is back for a third season to delve even deeper into some of the big issues surrounding forests and our relationship to them. The season kicks off with an exploration of tree diseases through the lens of ash, looking into the risks posed to this tree species across North America and Europe by the invasive emerald ash borer insect and the fungus responsible for ash dieback disease.
Hosts Oli Stratford and India Block speak to Sheridan Coakley, founder of SCP Furniture, about the recent One Tree project, challenging designers to create a piece using a felled tree suffering with ash dieback, and Emma Hudgins - an expert on invasive species.
Words on Wood is created in conjunction with Disegno, the Quarterly Journal of Design. AHEC is thrilled to announce that three projects, all produced using American hardwoods, have been shortlisted for the Wood Awards 2022.
• MIGO by Pascal Hien, made for Discovered in American red oak
• Greyfriars Charteris Centre by Konishi Gaffney Architects, made using American maple
• Homerton College Dining Hall by Feilden Fowles, made using American ash
The Wood Awards is a chance to showcase the diverse, creative, and high-quality buildings and furniture being made using the world’s only truly sustainable and renewable material – wood. All shortlisted projects were displayed during London Design Festival last month at the first exhibition at Oxo Tower, in a showcase partnering with Material Matters.
A second exhibition which will include models of the building entries will take place from late October to early December at the Building Centre, London. Winners will be revealed at the annual Wood Awards ceremony on 25th November.
For more information contact Mr. David Venables, General Manager:
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