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Epidemic or Opportunity: Mountain Pine Beetle Designs exhibition


June 2, 2007
by Canadian Architect

As the Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) ravages British Columbia forests, the forestry sector is being forced to harvest this wood in a timely manner, or lose it altogether. With science proving that the wood is usable in numerous applications, design professionals are being engaged by dv: the urban living expo, along with the AIBC, IDIBC, and BC Wood to find new market opportunities for this blue-stained MPB wood. Eight design professionals were hand-selected; they then designed and built consumer facing, or architectural application projects with supplied MPB wood.

The featured designers are: Abdel Munem Amin (Abbarch Partnership Architects) & David Tseng; Brent Comber Originals; Francis Lemieux; Gereb Design Inc; Omicron Architecture & Engineering; Rainier Design Studio; Simon Litherland; and Straight Line Designs.

This exhibition runs from June 7 to July 6, 2007 at the Architecture Centre Gallery, 100-440 Cambie Street in Vancouver, BC.



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