Laser cutting on Birch plywood panels for digital-fabricated furniture prototypes. FF Letterine font – by Italian type and graphic designer Alessio Leonardi – has been engraved using GCC Laser Pro Machine at Opendot Lab in Milan. Faisons ces valises... Afin de partir!
MOLE = MODULO LEGGERO is a light-wooden-construction prototype entirely made by 5X8 (cm) timber frame structure, OSB and gypsum-fiber panels, and thermal/acoustic wood fiber board insulation. DUOPUU designed the prototype to test different ways to build small modern and ecological prefabricated wooden houses with good performance in terms of mechanical behavior and building-physics performance, durability and design. MOLE is going to be assembled by the students of "RED-New technologies in green building" course organized by ITS School of Padua with Bertiato Gianluca Construction Company, under the technical supervision of DUOPUU.
At the Opendot fablab, designer Enrico Bassi and DUOPUU held a workshop on the design and construction of a wooden bicycle for kids. Starting from the customization of the basic cut-files Birch plywood panels have been cut, drilled and carved by a CNC Router to obtain all the components of a real bicycle ready to be assembled using simple nuts-bolts and screws. Thnx to Matilde, Martino, Filippo, Rhino, Daniele, Carlo, Fabrizio and everyone at Opendot/Dotdotdot.
DUOPUU has designed a new table completely made of spruce and thermo-treated larch wood without screws or glue in the assemblage of its components. Ta-Mu is the official table of the exhibition WOOD in the new Science Museum of Trento MUSE… Ta-Mu is not only a table for a museum: it's a perfect table for any use! Dimensions: cm 200 x 100 x 75; weight: kg 30. [FOR SALE: please sent email to firstname.lastname@example.org]
DUOPUU and Dotdotdot designed a wooden wall for the new Opendot fablab in Milan. 9 prefabricated X-Lam panels assembled together by 400 screws and 20 metal angle bracket to form a big wooden wall 7 m large and 5 m high. Construction time: 10 hours! Thanx Ben, Cemma and everyone at Dotdotdot/Opendot.
KOTA is a small (6 square meters floor area) transportable modern tent consists of 8 prefabricated modules – 4 for the walls, 4 for the roof and 2 for the basement – made of light timber-frame structure and OSB panels designed by DUOPUU and built by the students of the "Carpentry and joinery course", "CFP-Veronesi" Rovereto professional training school. KOTA's prefabricated modules can be easily moved – their maximum weight is less than 130 Kg – transported by a small truck to the final destination and quickly assembled to the others by screws to form an ecological tent made of 95% PEFC certificated red spruce wood. An innovative waterproofing and breathable membranes system by Rothoblaas was used for the roof and walls external layer to guarantee a high level of both durability and comfort. DUOPUU would like to thank the following: Sabrina, Raffaele, Vitaly, Claudio, Abdoulaye, Marco, Nikolai, Fabrizio and Ivan (Veronesi); Gianluca Salvatori (Progetto Manifattura); Alice, Albino and Francesco (Rothoblaas).