This year we have teamed up with students at the University of East London for a construction week looking at historical techniques of timber furniture making and translating these techniques into methods of construction.
We began looking at the design and engineering of the Windsor Chair and how it can act as inspiration for efficient minimalist timber structures, using locally sourced, small-scale timber. By understanding how lower-grade timber can be utilised, we are able to relate a building’s construction to a long-term woodland management plan. Developing techniques to enable timber extracted for the health of the woodland to remain on-site in the building.
Here is what the students have been up to!