Wood Architecture

To highlight World Wood Day 2016, we are creating an event to assemble architects to design and build a wood pavilion, tiered- temple and wood museum. The purpose of these projects is to showcase the benefits of wood architecture as an expression of culture and promote wood as a natural, affordable, and environmentally sustainable building material. Besides the pavilion and the pagoda, we will be featuring a Wood Culture Museum for Nepal. Finally, there will be a Wood Architecture Symposium presenting topics such as, earthquake-resistant wood structures, green buildings, the repair and conservation of traditional architectures.

i Tiered- Temple
Duplicating the Kileshwor Shiva Temple structure frame in a 1:1 scale model, the team showcase the ingenuity of traditional ancient wooden techniques.

ii Memorial Stupa
Led by renowned sculptor David Best, the Temple Crew and local artists build the stupa in Bungamati, a well-known traditional woodcarving village that was severely hit in the earthquakes.

iii Wood Culture Museum

World Wood Day