WOOD PROGRAM · FINLAND
The Wood Program at the Helsinki University of Technology is a postgraduate program in architecture.
The program attracts young architects from all over the world and focuses on the aesthetic and technological qualities of wood, from forest growth to final engineered product. Study in the Wood Program includes the construction of original buildings, restoration of historical sites, investigation of contemporary production techniques, and the history of wood in architecture.
The 2003 Wood Program participants included Sevra Davis, Adam Guernier, Koji Hashimoto, Max Lönnqvist, Nathaniel Moore, Nathalie Pozzi, Isshin Sasaki and Peter Westerlund.
“The Wood Program explores the technical and architectural properties of wood, providing a thorough and all-round view on the whole chain of wood construction, beginning with the tree in the forest and ending up with an experimental wooden building.”
The images show the fabrication of a sauna. The wooden structure is made of pre-assembled elements, to be mounted on-site.