May 2018

We are in trouble! How are Germans dealing with the goal of Climate Change Mitigation? They outlined a series of objectives and actions where the Charter for wood is an important protagonist. I chose to write about this Charter because it is related to architecture and construction, and it is about…Wood. The pressure of additional 2,5 billion people will increase resources’ consumption.

A book that really impressed me, when I started to study wood construction, was Colin Davies' "The Prefabricated Home" (Reaktion, 2005). For my architectural generation, the concepts of authorship, place, and solidity were part of a set of unquestionable principles. The Portuguese architects we admired expressed these values without being necessary to theorize them. At that time, one of the