A Material Practice - MSc graduate has won a TTJ (Timber Trades Journal) Timber Innovation Award for the design of the digitally fabricated roof canopy.

Agustin Dieste won in the "Innovative Timber University Research" category for the canopy, which was assembled from over 200 small sections of plywood designed to maximise material utilisation. The work was produced using the CNC router at the University of Edinburgh FABLAB while Agustin was a student at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA).


Its assembly, which was for display at the 2016 London Design Fair, was completed in one day by a team of students and staff from Architecture and Landscape Architecture at ECA.

The winning design was created to fit the space on the roof of the Truman Brewery without mechanically fixing to the fabric of the building. Its assembly, which was for display at the 2016 London Design Fair, was completed in one day by a team of students and staff from Architecture and Landscape Architecture at ECA.

The base of the canopy was attached to two large pieces of cross-laminated timber to provide a firm footing and act as ballast. It was used to house an exhibition by students on the Material Practice programme.


Are you interested in studying Material Practice - MSc at Edinburgh College of Art?