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Pioneering the Potential 2022

Pioneering the Potential 2022
Ferme du Rail, Paris – Grand Huit Architectes

 

Pioneering the Potential 2022 - The Xylo Sessions

Three Wood+ evenings hosted by Fourth Door Research* in Lewes, Sussex  April through June 2022

The Xylo Sessions Wood+ evenings cast a spotlight timber and post carbon natural building culture, highlighting projects, materials, research, and related initiatives, and building on previous Pioneering the Potential events in 2021 and 2019.

 

Xylo Session 0I – 19.30 – 21.15  April 8th 2022

Timber frame & carpentry renaissance @StudioHardie (details below)

Charley BrentnallFounder of the original oak framers, Carpenter Oak & Woodland, instrumental in the British timber frame renaissance. And more recently co-founder of Xylotek.

Sally Daniels – from tangentfield, experimental community architects and live workshop specialist with the University of the West of England s Hands on Bristol, MakingLewes and Fourth Door’s Roots Architecture at WOMAD for the last ten years.

Dylan Walker and Paddy Cox, Built By Artizans -  traditional carpenters and timber framers from West Sussex, Walker and Cox will be talking about their latest project, Watersmeet Barn, Emsworth.

Cost: Donations – pay what you feel you can. Booking through Eventbrite

 

Further info

Forty years on from the first glimmerings of the timber frame renaissance, the first Xylo evening highlights carpentry low, no and high tech, with Carpenter Oak & Woodland founder Charley Brentnall, Sally Daniels from tangent field who specialise in community live projects and workshops, including UWE’s Hand on Bristol, and from West Sussex, traditional natural builders Dylan Walker and Paddy Cox from West Sussex’s Built by Artizans, specialising in low tech permacultural ecobuilding pioneered by Ben Law. For further in-depth info and bios see here.

At Studio Hardie workshop, Unit 4, Phoenix Works, Lewes, BN7 2PE, East Sussex, map here (If inclement weather there is a back-up venue in hand.)

Cost: Donations – pay what you feel you can. Booking through Eventbrite

For further in-depth info and bios see here.

Bridge
Kinsol Trestle Bridge, British Columbia, Canada

 

 Xylo Session 02 – 19.30 – 21.15 May 13th 2022

Hi tech & hand-made @Human Nature (details below)

Peter Scully, (from the Bartlett Architecture school’s B-made workshop and the Design for Manufacture masters using Flimwell Park.)

Tom Bennett from Studio Bark and the U-Build modular open-source and prefabricated housing project

Cost: Donations – pay what you feel you can. Booking through Eventbrite

 

Further info

May’s Xylo Sessions hones in on twenty first century digital timber and the fusion of high tech and handmade. Peter Scully is technical director of the Bartlett Architecture school’s B-made: the Manufacturing and Design exchange high tech workshop and also responsible for the school’s Stratford based HereEast Design for Manufacture master’s programme, whose students have been exploring the Bartlett’s new forest base, Flimwell Park, on East Sussex’s border with Kent. Tom Bennett, from Studio Bark will talk about the studios digital fabrication projects including U-Build, their open-source modular self-build system. And as part of our regional South East focus, Karn Sandilands, one of the founders of Portslade based design engineers and makers, Millimetre will overview the design engineers many woody focused projects, including the ZDA Garden Pod, nd the Freya and Robin bird hide shelters in the Kielder forest, Northumberland. For further in-depth info and bios see here.

At HumanNature – Phoenix House 32/33 North Street, Lewes, BN7 2QJ, map here

Cost: Donations – pay what you feel you can. Booking through Eventbrite

For further in-depth info and bios see here.

Barn
Studio Bark’s U-Build Tiny Cork House

 

Xylo Session 03 – 19.30 – 21.15 June 10th 2022 

Post carbon cities and countrysidestraw & timber @StudioHardie (details below)

Marine Kerboua – Grand Huit architects, Paris, timber and straw urban farm, Ferme du Rail

Steve Wallis from dRMM, the pioneering industrial timber and CLT studio.

Donations – pay what you feel you can. Booking through Eventbrite

 

Further info

Grand Huit Architecte’s Ferme du Rail (Railway Farm) is an urban farm in the heart of Paris and is one of this year’s EU architectural Mies Award finalists. Grand Huit partner, Marine Kerboua will tell the story of the permaculture based urban farm community project, which brings together housing and work for the local homeless community with a restaurant and greenhouse roof farm, and a building design reflecting its permacultural principles in its use of local chestnut, straw and earth building materials. As complement and contrast Steve Wallis from industrial timber pioneers, dRMM will present their brand new cross laminated timber Workstack, a five-storey workspace for trade, small scale manufacture and urban makers in Woolwich, South London. For further in-depth info and bios see here.

At Studio Hardie workshop, Unit 4, Phoenix Works, Lewes, BN7 2PE, East Sussex, map here (If inclement weather there is a back-up venue in hand.)

Cost: Donations – pay what you feel you can. Booking through Eventbrite 

For further in-depth info and bios see here.

Building
Ferme du Rail, Paris – Grand Huit Architectes

 

Booking, times and venue information

April and June evenings at Studio Hardie workshop, Unit 4, Phoenix Works, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2PE map here (If inclement weather there is a back-up venue in hand.)

May evening at HumanNature – Phoenix House 32/33 North Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2QJ, map here

All evenings run from 19.30 to around 21.15

Cost: Donations – pay what you feel you can.

Booking through Eventbrite.

For further in-depth info and bios see here.

*Pioneering the Potential is hosted by Fourth Door in association with MakingLewes

For further information please contact Fourth Door:

editorial@fourthdoor.org

www.fourthdoor.org

 

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