Dotdotdot multi-disciplinary design studio and OpenDot Fab Lab designed a special micro-factory space for the “999 / A collection of questions about contemporary living” exhibition inside the Milano Triennale Museum in order to reproduce a real maker-space with CNC machines, where talks and workshops were held by Opendot designers to teach the visitors how to prototype and make small objects. DUOPUU – as an Opendot member and co-founder – collaborated with the design team to define and produce, using the CNC router, special wooden modules and components, which were integrated in the steel-frame structures already prepared by Triennale curators.
[design: Dotdotdot and OpenDot; dimension: 100 sq. m.; photos: Omar Sartor]
Wood, as a building material, is used in ways which were almost impossible to foresee just a few years ago.
The growing concern for sustainability along with the need of preserving existing resources and making the best possible use of them, have led indeed to a radical change also in the choice of building materials. Wood has become the primary element of a lifestyle oriented towards wellbeing, efficiency and harmony with nature.
The MUSE gallery Innovare in Trentino, dedicated to local research and innovation, shows the peculiar features of this material, from the viewpoint of its technological, energetic and architectural application. New methods of harvesting timber, multi-storey wood buildings, furniture, zero impact wood processing, construction and design: they all contribute to an all-round view on wood –
a constantly changing living matter, old as the world is and new as the dawn. ("WOOD. Legno, edilizia e tecnologia", Muse-Museo delle Scienze, Trento, Italy, 2014).
Concept and executive design by DUOPUU with Cnr-Ivalsa and Muse; graphic design by pupilla grafik. DUOPUU would like to thank the following: Giovanna F, Giovanna B, Martino, Marco, Max, Alberto, Labess and Kuba (Ivalsa); Alessandra and David (Muse).
Without the passion and the work of professor Ario Ceccotti the tables of WOOD would have been empty.