A Spellbinding ‘Smile’ At The London Design Festival ‘16

Oct 19, 2016


It is never too late to appreciate art, especially when it is built with the ethos of bringing a smile and warmth to the world. ‘The Smile’, a spectacular, curved, tubular timber structure measuring 3.5m high, 4.5m wide and 34m long by American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), Alison Brooks Architects (ABA) and Arup paves the way forward for the use of hardwood CLT in the construction, interior design and architecture industries.

The Smile - LDF

On display at the Chelsea College of Art Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground until 12th October ‘16 as part of London Design Festival 2016, the installation showcased the structural and spatial potential of CLT using American tulipwood. As one of the Festival’s Landmark Projects, which can be inhabited and explored by the public, ‘The Smile’ was effectively a beam curving up at both ends and was the first ever ‘mega-tube’ made with construction-sized panels of hardwood CLT.

The Smile - LDF

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