Tour of MultiPly

Friday 12 October 2018

13:15-13:45

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

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MultiPly encourages visitors to rethink how we build our homes and cities, confronting two of the current age’s biggest challenges – the pressing need for housing and the urgency to fight climate change – and presents a solution through the fusion of modular systems and sustainable construction materials.

Hear from designers Waugh Thistleton Architects and the American Hardwood Export Council in this lunchtime tour of the installation. Gain insight into the  innovative material, cross laminated timber (CLT) made from sustainable American tulipwood and learn about the flexible system, how it is carbon neutral, and about how this material can be used to form the structure of entire buildings. 
 
Originally built for the London Design Festival, and exhibited at the V&A, MultiPly has been taken apart and reassembled here as part of the exhibition, Factory-made Housing: a solution for London? currently on display in the NLA Galleries within The Building Centre. Like a piece of flat-packed furniture, MultiPly arrived as a kit of parts and was assembled efficiently and quietly in under two days.
 
This event is part of NLA’s year-long Housing Programme, covering key issues such as affordable housing, public sector land, the private rented sector, off-site manufacture, the appropriate densification of housing and how we enable small developers and custom builders.  
 

'Factory-made Housing: a solution for London?' is a major NLA research paper, exhibition and events programme.

See the full events programme for 'Factory-made Housing'

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Andrew Waugh, Director, Waugh Thistleton Architects 
David Venables, European Director, American Hardwood Export Council 

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Free event

For ten years we have tracked the data of no-shows at our events. So that we don’t deny places to those who really want to attend we do overbook based on our experience. Our calculations are usually pretty accurate but sometimes we do have to turn away latecomers. 

If you experience any issues whilst making a booking please contact Corinne Stone or call 020 7636 4044.

NLA is a member-supported organisation, if would like to become a member and discuss membership options, please contact Aurelia Amanitis or call 0207 636 4044.

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MultiPly

Exhibition

MultiPly, an installation by Waugh Thistleton Architects, the American Hardwood Export Council and Arup, will be on display in the crescent just outside of the Building Centre until Sunday 21 October.

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Factory-made Housing Events Programme

Event

This three-month programme of events taking place for the duration of the 'Factory-made Housing' exhibition further explores key themes, forming a core part of the NLA Housing programme.

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Factory-made Housing: a solution for London?

Exhibition

With the current big push on factory-made housing, what opportunities and challenges does this present the future of housing in London? How are we employing innovative models of construction and delivery to meet the 66,000 homes needed each year?

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