U-build© Module Testing Event
The Studio Bark team will be fabricating and testing their new U-build© modular system, aimed at the affordable low-energy self-build market. Consisting of CNC'd (computer controlled cutting) plywood boxes, the prototype system cleverly interlocks, forming a well-insulated, air-tight and weather-proof building skin. Structural span-boxes for the roof and floor are constructed from LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) beams, eradicating the need for expensive and carbon hungry steel. U-build© is seen as a flexible and new self-build system, where the simplicity of the fabrication allows people with very little experience in construction or even DIY to build their own home. The Studio Bark team will be inviting the public to help build and assemble the simple U-build© modules, culminating in a live air-test to see if the system can meet the rigorous demands of Passive House standards (date and time TBC).
About Studio Bark
Studio Bark is a pioneering architectural practice that delivers inspiring, yet cost-conscious environmental architecture with a hands-on approach to research, design and fabrication. Founded by Wilf Meynell in 2014, Studio Bark designs and builds innovative buildings and installations where poetics of space merge with carefully selected material palettes and considered technical details. Our rigorous environmental ethos and ambitious design approach first came into the public eye when our Code 6 private home Periscope House was featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. Since then, we’ve continued to work on a variety of bespoke homes, as well as branching out into workplace, hospitality, leisure and placemaking projects.
You can come and visit Studio Bark in the Grand Village throughout the show.