Ringve View Platform
The 1-2-tre is the brain child of Professor Knut Einar Larsen, whose interests lie in the integration of old knowledge about the use of wood combined with the possibilities of new technologies such as manufacturing automation and CNC-machining.
Designtoproduction supported the workshop with their experience in digital production and helped to develop the detailing in accordance with the specific parameters of the given woodworking machinery.
The 2007 course consisted in using very high quality larch (larix pinaceae) together with a speedcutting machine kindly operated by Kjeldstad Sagbruk to make a portal structure for Ringve Botanical Garden in Trondheim.
Ringve is a historical farm in Trondheim converted into a botanical garden to the enjoyment of the city as well as research into botanics. Ringve had a wish to expand their path network to an area of the park which was hardly used and which had great potential in showing some of the native trees of the area. The portal structure was to be located at the far end of the herb garden to invite visitors to this new part of the park.
When approaching the structure, the visitors are given the choice of a vantage point which elevates them among the trees to survey a valley below or they can use the stairs down to follow a path leading through the landscape.
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Pasi Aalto / pasi.aalto()ntnu.no
Students: Hanne Reidun Brobak, Kjersti Moen Fagerheim, Geraldine Fischesser, Frederik Gaillard, Håkon Hasslan, Håvard Houen, Gesine Kamp, Ingrid Melbye Michelsen, Susanne Saue, Anne Solbraa, Hedvig Elisabeth Øberg and Pasi Aalto.
Teachers: Knut Einar Larsen, Christoph Schindler, Fabian Scheurer and Simen Stori.
Photo: Pasi Aalto