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Alex de Rijke's WoodSolutions presentation at Planet Ark's Cities of the Future Seminar.

Alex's bio - From Wikipedia:

Alex de Rijke (born 1960) is an EU architect, timber architecture advocate, educationalist and architectural photographer. De Rijke founded the architecture practice, dRMM, in 1995 with Philip Marsh and Sadie Morgan. De Rijke’s research into, and application of, contemporary materials, technologies and methods of construction have helped make dRMM a globally recognised pioneer and authority in engineered timber design.

De Rijke is an advocate of learning through experiment and making, and has taught at various architecture education institutions, including the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and Düsseldorf School of Architecture. He was Dean of Architecture at the Royal College of Art from 2011-2015, and simultaneously Professor of the Masters Programme in 2013-15. Although he resigned from teaching to focus on practice, he remains a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art and external examiner to the Architectural Association, Design & Make (Hooke Park) timber M.Arch and MSc. programmes.

De Rijke and dRMM were responsible for the first UK school buildings constructed in cross-laminated timber (CLT), the Kingsdale School Music and Sport buildings 2007.[3] In 2009 de Rijke led a dRMM competition project for a 100m span timber stadium for the London 2012 Olympics. In 2013 de Rijke devised cross-laminated hardwood (Tulipwood CLT) with AHEC (American Hardwood Export Council) and ARUP for dRMM’s London Design Festival project, ‘Endless Stair’. The development of cross-laminated tulipwood was then demonstrated in dRMM's design of Maggie’s Oldham 2017, the first CLT hardwood building in the world. dRMM received the UK's top architecture honour in 2017, the RIBA Stirling Prize, for the design of Hastings Pier, for which de Rijke was the project architect

 

Experiments in Engineered Timber: 01 Introduction 7min

Module 1 of Alex de Rijke's WoodSolutions presentation at Planet Ark's November 2015 Cities of the Future Seminar introduces the presentation and some of the background behind Alex's work and his firm - London-based architects drmm.

 

 

WS AdR Experiments in Eng Timber 01Introduction 7min

Experiments in Engineered Timber: 02 Wood the material 8min

Module 2 of Alex de Rijke's WoodSolutions presentation at Planet Ark's November 2015 Cities of the Future Seminar discusses the role and properties of wood as a building material

WS AdR Experiments in Eng Timber 02 Wood the material 8min

Experiments in Engineered Timber: 03 Naked House 1 30min

Module 3 of Alex de Rijke's WoodSolutions presentation at Planet Ark's November 2015 Cities of the Future Seminar looks at the Naked House project - an experimental CLT construction with minimal waste.

WS AdR Experiments in Eng Timber 03 Naked House 1 30min

Experiments in Engineered Timber: 04 Kingsdale School 8min

Module 4 of Alex de Rijke's WoodSolutions presentation at Planet Ark's November 2015 Cities of the Future Seminar explores a fascinating project - Kingsdale School - and how building materials can affect the behaviour of students

WS AdR Experiments in Eng Timber 04 Kingsdale School 8min

Experiments in Engineered Timber: 05 Endless Stair 7min

Module 5 of Alex de Rijke's WoodSolutions presentation at Planet Ark's November 2015 Cities of the Future Seminar looks at the Endless Stair project - and experiment in hardwood cross laminated timber and a design based on Escher's art.

WS AdR Experiments in Eng Timber 05 Endless Stair 7min

Experiments in Engineered Timber: 06 MK40 Tower 3min

Module 6 of Alex de Rijke's WoodSolutions presentation at Planet Ark's November 2015 Cities of the Future Seminar examines the MK40 Tower - an experimental arts construction in England's Milton Keynes

WS AdR Experiments in Eng Timber 06 MK40 Tower 3min

Experiments in Engineered Timber: 07 Tower of Love 5min

Module 7 of Alex de Rijke's WoodSolutions presentation at Planet Ark's November 2015 Cities of the Future Seminar describes the design and construction of The Tower of Love - an innovative CLT building on the foreshore at Blackpool

WS AdR Experiments in Eng Timber 07 Tower of Love 5min

Experiments in Engineered Timber: 08 Tree Towers 5 30min

Module 8 of Alex de Rijke's WoodSolutions presentation at Planet Ark's November 2015 Cities of the Future Seminar explores the Tree Towers apartment building and the rationale behind the innovative design.

WS AdR Experiments in Eng Timber 08 Tree Towers 5 30min

Experiments in Engineered Timber: 09 Olympic Village 5 30min

Module 9 of Alex de Rijke's WoodSolutions presentation at Planet Ark's November 2015 Cities of the Future Seminar looks at a cross laminated timber (CLT) concept for the London Olympic Village

WS AdR Experiments in Eng Timber 09 Olympic Village 5 30min

Experiments in Engineered Timber: 10 Battersea +21 Reasons 8min

Module 10 of Alex de Rijke's WoodSolutions presentation at Planet Ark's November 2015 Cities of the Future Seminar covers the Battersea Power Station redevelopment and 21 reasons why we should be building in timber.

WS AdR Experiments in Eng Timber 10 Battersea +21 Reasons 8min

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