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The present research considers wood as a study material for a wider question on architecture’s environmental interaction. It aims to explore its potential for architectural performance and atmospheres as well as to broaden the discussion on this problem area by accessing the public space. My project researches such interactions through practical experiments as well as theoretical reflections, including examinations of other scientific, artistic and crafts disciplines and honestly discusses both the successes as well as the failures and weak points to develop a strong background for architectural and urban design practice. The methodology Research by Design while full scale prototyping is covered by the Systems Oriented Design to interpret and develop complex environmental relations.
This is an article based thesis, where the texts of the articles have not been changed and serve as an addendum covered with an exegesis. Most of the repeating images were removed from the articles. If there is an exception this is reasoned through its important relation to the present text. All the substantial contributions are mentioned within the text and/or summarized in the Thanks section. To mention the main institutions and practice/NGO’s respectively, this research has been developed at the Faculty of Art and Architecture at the Technical University of Liberec, the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague, the Architectural Institute Prague, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, Collaborative Collective, Defio, Oximoron, re.code.nature and reSITE.