Architecture on show: we’re bringing timber back
The library is putting architecture on show with a series of monthly talks featuring design experts from the City of Sydney area. This month, we’re taking on the rise of engineered timber products. The so-called ‘timber renaissance’ is changing the way we think about design and construction in Australia.
The revival of timber as a key construction component for a gamut of building types comes on the back of advances in timber technology manufacturing. The research behind the renaissance shows that building with timber has huge health and environmental benefits.
Georgios Anagnostou, senior associate at Jackson Teece Architects and David Rowlinson, the ‘Make It Wood’ campaign manager at Planet Ark are talking about all things timber technology. Looking at the adaptability and workability of numerous timber construction methods, these experts will explore how architects and engineers are utilising engineered timber. They’ll also chat about how timber technology will impact our human and natural environments as well as our attitudes to architecture.
Georgios Anagnostou – Jackson Teece Architects
Hailing from Jackson Teece Architects in Sydney, Georgios is the founder of SKOPOStudio and co-founder of the design collaboration "funktionsraum" in Berlin. With a solid foundation in carpentry and timber construction, he concentrates on creating timber engineered buildings, sustainable master planning, ‘greenstar’ commercial developments and low to zero energy houses.
Having built a name as one of Australia’s most influential environmental behaviour change organisations, this not-for-profit Foundation wants to see a world where people and nature exist in harmony.
Brad Gray – Make It Wood campaign manager, Planet Ark
Brad trained as a history and geography teacher with a passion for understanding human environments. As Head of Campaigns at Planet Ark he oversees programs like National Tree Day, National Recycling Week and Make It Wood with the aim of creating positive and action-based programs designed to engage Australians with the environment.
Bookings are essential as places are limited.
Surry Hills Library is wheelchair friendly with a lift and an accessible toilet.