Waugh Thistleton Architects

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RIBA workstages

Concept to Completion


Wood Awards Small Projects 2019

Structural Timber Awards Pioneer of the Year 2019

MultiPly is a maze-like series of interconnected spaces that overlap and intertwine designed to encourage visitors to re-think the way we build our homes and cities. The 9-metre high American tulipwood installation leads visitors through a series of stairs, corridors and open spaces inviting them to explore the potential of wood in architecture.

The project confronts two of the current age’s biggest challenges – the pressing need for housing and the urgency to fight climate change, and presents the fusion of modular systems and sustainable construction materials as a solution.

The three-dimensional structure is built using a flexible system, comprised of 17 modules of American tulipwood cross-laminated timber (CLT) with digitally fabricated joints.

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Like a piece of flat-packed furniture, MultiPly arrives as a kit of parts and is simply and quietly assembled in under a week. Because it is built out of modules, it can be taken apart and reassembled in new homes after the London Design Festival. To date it has been exhibited at Milan Design Week and Madrid Design Festival, each iteration designed to suit the specific location.