ELEMENT-erial bus stop
This prototype is an investigation into timber house manufacturing leftovers, together with Estonian CLT manufacturer Arcwood and with the support of Enterprise Estonia (EAS) at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA). The EKA Algorithmic Timber Architecture research group proposed new possibilities for cross-laminated timber production remainders.
The aim of the project was to suggest a possible method or a potential product that would valorise the waste material. When cutting out wall elements from plate materials there are often leftovers such as window and door openings. This residual material allows the wood to be seen as mid-scaled building blocks – neither log nor a whole wall. Standard elements were developed that can be cut from average production remainders and offer designs based on these elements in the form of small architectural forms. One specific output is, for example, a bus stop, but it can be developed into a structural facade system.
Bus stop out of CLT leftovers
EKA Gallery until 6 February 2021
Arcwood by Peetri Puit
Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam (PART)
Indrek Mäe (Arcwood)
Eesti Kultuurkapital, Eesti Kultuuriminsteerium, Eesti Kunstiakadeemia Arhitektuuriteaduskond, Eesti Arhitektideliit, EAS, Arcwood by Peetri Puit, Rothoblaas
Karl Saluveer, Mihkel Masso, Johan Tali