Archinect - News 2014-10-24T15:16:13-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/69898926/skyhouse-outfits-early-nyc-skyscraper-with-giant-tubular-slide-and-climbing-column 'Skyhouse' outfits early NYC skyscraper with giant tubular slide and climbing column Archinect 2013-03-22T19:04:00-04:00 >2013-03-25T20:53:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/88a59a84f70530336819498fa94ceb46.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Skyhouse, which occupies four stories of an early skyscraper in Lower Manhattan, shows architect David Hotson manipulating the available space to include features such as a climbing column and tubular metal slide with which inhabitants can move between levels. The living space rises through all four stories and can be accessed with the climbing pole &mdash; safety ropes included &mdash; while the huge German-constructed slide takes you down from the attic right to the entrance.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62416944/onl-s-climbing-wall-system-wins-the-wood-innovation-award-2012 ONL's Climbing Wall System wins the Wood Innovation Award 2012 Archinect 2012-11-29T21:18:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T19:18:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j2/j24b7li2r94dy6wv.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The parametric climbing wall system developed by ONL [Oosterhuis_L&eacute;n&aacute;rd] in cooperation with climbing specialists Mountain Network and engineering firm Arcadis, has won the Wood Innovation Award 2012. The developed parametric design system, in which design and production are directly linked, adds to a more widespread application of wood as a building material, according to the judges. The system has been used for the climbing walls in the two climbing centres of Mountain Network in Dordrecht and Amsterdam.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2h/2hwaqyvh2chebed2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &ldquo;The parametric design system connects construction and computation techniques. This way it is possible to create complex folded scale structures in wild shapes in a fast and efficient manner. The system is momentarily applied to climbing walls. The jury foresees a wide range of wood applications with the use of this system.&rdquo; With these words, the chairman of the jury and professor of wood structures at the Technical University of Eindhoven, Jos Lichtenberg handed the Wood ...</p>