International Contest: Environmental Architecture, 22 World Congress of Architecture, Istanbul, Turkey
Publication: Arhitext Design Magazine, No.7.2005
about wood and water_environmental architecture_notes on project_22 world congress of architecture_turkey
by arch. alexandru crisan, arch. ana-maria crisan
published: [arhitext design, periphery architecture, no.7 (149), 2005]
The museum recreates the old image, the old sense of perception of space in a bio-climatic architecture. It is inspired by nature, which applies a sustained logic to every aspect of the project, focused on optimizing and using the environment. Imagining a wood museum, we imagined a forest to be lived in, forest which encouraged the creation. Our thought was to build a ‘bridge’ upon a water to see the forest we created using roughs wood elements. The mimetic forest uses the pillar in his ascendancy as a base form and structural element. Our structural and architectural pillar is the tree body in a perfect shape, in its pure color, closer to nature than any other material, only by being alive. We think wood is a powerful material, able to sustain isolated elements, able to be an exciting point in the modern city. We began with the ground roots that stable the site, moving up to the bridge that links our roads. Using wood to fulfill an empty space, a whole in the remains of a forest, we experienced both the profound wealth of the forest and the powerful space produced by the building. Contemporary Wood Museum seams to be an earthly concept. In this case the correlation between the concept of ‘contemporary architecture’ and that of sustainable architecture provoked a reevaluation of the classical style, of the trilitical structures and of the orthogonality. We created a swamp-trees system, self sustained, who really belonged to the original/historical body of the chosen site.