Forum Wood Building Nordic 2019
The eighth Nordic conference with a focus on the role of design in the future, veneer and massive wood construction, resource efficiency and sustainability, Nordic harmonization of regulations and guidelines. It is the main conference for wood construction in the Nordic countries and part of the international Forum-Holzbau organization.
Mukkula Manor park wood pavilion
The wooden pavilion, located in Lahti Mukkula old manor park, is built entirely of simple 48x96 mm timber planks which form an undulating complex curtain structure 17 meters in length. Light is filtered through the wooden beams creating dancing patterns of light and shadow on the structure. The dynamic effect is chancing constantly due to different lighting conditions. The pavilion offers a shelter for the visitors and creates a welcoming gate in to the historical park.
Wood Magazine 2/2019
Theme for this issue is versatile wood. There are plenty of opportunities for increasing the use of wood, as it is a construction material with numerous potential applications. Wood does not always need to be used on a grand scale, such as in the new exquisite interior of Isku’s property in Lahti or the wooden terrace built by a Helsinki family to liven up the concrete jungle. Wood use can also be increased in small details. Even the tiniest amount is always more than nothing.
Wood in interiors lowers levels of stress
In interiors, wood seems to have the power to regulate people’s levels of stress. In a comparison of different work rooms, stress level, measured as the skin’s capacity to conduct electricity, was lowest in a room with wooden furniture. Not even plants brought into a room fitted out in white had the same effect. Read more