The project was delivered as my dipolma assignment at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

Wood is a hygroscopic material, which means it has the ability to respond to changes in relative humidity in its surroundings with dimensional changes. The changes are described as shrinking and swelling. How wood shrink or swell is not random. It follows paradigms and is possible to predict. The degree of swelling and shrinking and deformation depends on several variables such as wood specie, cut, thickness and placement of fibre direction. The ability to response to change in the environment with dimensional transformations is regarded as an unwanted consequence when making wood constructions. It has been done much research on how we can manipulate dimensional changes of wood by mechanically constrain it from the outside, or internally constrain systems such as plywood constructions. Less research has been done on how it is possible to utilize these forces. Through this product I am making a proposal for how we can turn the table and exploit these forces to a greater extent to create shaped wood elements.