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The Lignum Pavilion Shows Off the Modern Uses of Wood in Architecture

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: freisaarinen.ch & contemporist
Commissioned by Lignum, a Swiss information centre concerning the use of wood, the Lignum Pavilion was created with the intention of illustrating a contemporary use of wood for architectural purposes. The public canopy is certainly modern. It is almost as though it were modeled after a digital grid-like wave.

Made up of 20 layers of 541 wooden planks, all of which were cut by a cnc mill, to reach a height of 130 millimeters, the Lignum Pavilion is a walkable structure that leads visitors down a short and subtly walking path. According to the Contemporist, the Lignum Pavilion will be used 10 times during a three year period. It was designed by Frei + Saarinen Architekten. Stats for Grid-Like Wave Canopies Trending: Older & Warm
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