Unfolding considers a future of design in relation to the climate emergency and the built environment’s contribution of nearly 40% of the world's carbon emissions.
Created as a light, flexible and transformable structural exploration, the pavilion investigates the ways in which engineered timber can be used to build a more sustainable urban future. It is composed of folded timber components produced using kerfing, a cutting method that allows flat rigid panels to be turned into foldable or curved elements using select scoring and cutting patterns. By using engineered timber like this for buildings, it is hoped that the construction industry
Designer: PLP Architecture, Center for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge and Dukta Flexible Wood
Project: Unfolding, London Design Biennale 2021