Woodpassage – From tree to house!

Andrea Gassner

Experience the walk-in installation. A tree grows in the forest – wood comes from the tree – and the wood becomes a house. The wooden “woodpassage” sculpture placed outdoors in the centre of Europe exemplifies this process. With simple pictographic symbols over forty stages, it conveys the transformation from fir to house. This conversion is shown as cuts out of large blocks of wood, cut by cut. The result is a sensory experience; 4.32 m wide, 4.32 m high and 8.65 m long www.woodpassage.eu

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    Andrea Gassner, Austria (2015)

    It is above all the unerring way in which she devises and implements dizzyingly daring concepts of a kind that only few designers could convince their clients to use. In...

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    Experience the walk-in installation. A tree grows in the forest – wood comes from the tree – and the wood becomes a house. The wooden “woodpassage” sculpture placed outdoors in the centre of Europe exemplifies this process. With simple pictographic symbols over forty stages, it conveys the transformation from fir to house. This conversion is shown as cuts out of large blocks of wood, cut by cut. The result is a sensory experience; 4.32 m wide, 4.32 m high and 8.65 m long www.woodpassage.eu

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    • proHolz Austria, proHolz Bayern, Lignum Schweiz
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    Andrea Gassner, Austria (2015)

      It is above all the unerring way in which she devises and implements dizzyingly daring concepts of a kind that only few designers could convince their clients to use. In a single day Andrea Gassner magically installed a forest in the large columned hall of the Austrian Parliament. She spanned a huge banner below the hall’s light-flooded glass ceiling so that, looking from below, one saw treetops in their original size. “This is the first time one can really breathe in this building” said the President of the Austrian National Council upon entering the ‘forest’ in the hall. “Absolutely breath-taking”, is what I say as a colleague! Andrea can give order to chaos, she can create a cool warmth and can even harmonise nature with modernity. She does not loudly proclaim what she does but her work is heard and seen far beyond the borders of Austria.
      _AGI Austria, Elisabeth Kopf (sponsor)

      Publications

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      ATELIER GASSNER – VISUAL ESSAYS

      (2017)

      • Andrea Gassner,
      • Reinhard Gassner,
      • Alberto Alessi,
      • Walter Bohatsch,
      • Köbi Gantenbein,
      • Roland Jörg

      Atelier Gassner

      Architect Alberto Alessi writes in his essay: “The work of Atelier Gassner is a demonstration of this deeper spatial perception. The goal of their work is to convey a value and not just formal results.” ISBN 978-3-85449-468-3

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        • 2018

        Winner - Type Directors Club New York, Certificate of Typographic Excellence
        • 2018

        Type Directors Club Tokyo Award
        • 2018

        European Design Awards, Bronze
        • 2018

        European Design Awards, Finalist
        • 2018

        DDC Award, Silber
        • 2017

        CCA Award
        • 2017

        Schönste deutsche Bücher
        • 2017

        DDC Award
        • 2017

        ADC*E Awards
        • 2017

        AdWin
        • 2016

        Schönste deutsche Bücher
        • 2015

        Schönste deutsche Bücher
        • 2014

        Joseph Binder Award, Gold
        • 2014

        ISTD International Typographic Award
        • 2014

        Schönste Bücher Österreichs
        • 2013

        European Design Award, Gold
        • 2013

        Schönste Bücher Österreichs
        • 2012

        In Book Design - D&AD Award
        • 2012

        European Design Award, Silber
        • 2012

        Joseph Binder Award, Gold
        • 2012

        Schönste Bücher Deutschlands
        • 2012

        Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt, Bronze
        • 2011

        IF Communication Design Award
        • 2011

        ISTD International TypoGraphic Award
        • 2011

        IF Communication Design Award
        • 2011

        CCA Venus Creative Club Austria
        • 2011

        Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt, Bronze
        • 2011

        Schönste Bücher Österreichs
        • 2010

        Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt, Silber
        • 2009

        DAM Architekturbuchpreis
        • 2009

        Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt, Silber
        • 2009

        European Design Award, Bronze
        • 2008

        Staatspreis - Schönste Bücher Österreichs