FREE STYLE WOOD
FREE STYLE WOOD features artistic curves and twists, which are made by encompassing a “bending effect” and/or a “cutting out” effect. Creating a completely new structural artistry, FREE STYLE WOOD is intended to take advantage of wood’s unique softness and ease of processing, and this design flair is simply not possible with iron or concrete.
Recent years have witnessed an increasing number of wooden buildings of various shapes not confined to box-like designs. Entirely new types of architectures that pursue imaginative concepts — such as a roof frame with a special shape that takes advantage of wood’s lightness and ease of processing — are now gaining prominence. Producing such creative wooden buildings requires the innovative method of “bending” and “cutting out” of wood.
After having developed and introduced the latest three-dimensional wood processing machine and design processing application software (so that we can handle more complicated design processing), Shelter is pioneering Japan’s technology of “cutting out” wood in a practical way. As an industry visionary, Shelter now provides architects with the means to realize more freely-open form-factor designs such as those highlighting artistic and twisting shapes. Until just recently such twist-shape processing was considered to be supremely difficult. Shelter supports a wide spectrum of innovative ideas ranging from structural design to material arrangement, wood processing and construction.