Join us at the 'Wood - Housing, Health, Humanity Exhibition'

Date: 18-Mar-15
Author: Chris Philpot

To celebrate World Wood Day, Planet Ark's Make It Wood campaign is hosting the Wood - Housing, Health, Humanity exhibition at Customs House in Sydney. 

Humans have used wood since the beginning of history. In pre-history it was used for hunting, storing food, decoration and shelter.  Even though wood has been central to almost every culture in human history it is now facing a renaissance in its use as new technologies mean it can be used to construct an ever-increasing range of structures from inexpensive emergency housing to skyscrapers.

This exhibition is centred on the computer designed Nano House, a structure made entirely from laser cut wood with virtually no waste. 

Details and Activities

Where: Customs House Forecourt, Circular Quay, Sydney

When: Wed 18 March until Sat 21 March

Wednesday 18 March
  • 7:00am - 1:00pm: Watch the Nano House being built. The structure is constructed without the use of nails or screws.

  • 1:00 - 3:00: Watch as the site is brought to life by our landscape architects with the use of plants and recycled and up-cycled wooden decorations.

 Thursday 19 March

  • 7:00am - 6:00pm: Come on down to visit the Nano house, bring a coffee or lunch and sit among the trees. Find out about the structure, how it was built and the health and wellbeing benefits of wood.

Friday 20 March

  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm: Bring your lunch, eat under the trees and listen to the a beautiful sounds of the Sydney Youth Orchestra String Quartet.

  • 1:00pm: Official launch of the Wood - Housing, Health Humanity report by Deputy Mayor of the City of Sydney, Cld Kemmis, Planet Ark CEO Paul Klymenko and Nano House Designer Daiman Otto. Event emcee James Treble from channel 10's The Living Room.

About World Wood Day

World Wood Day is a cultural event celebrated annually on March 21st to highlight wood as an eco-friendly and renewable biomaterial and to raise awareness of the key role wood plays in a sustainable world through biodiversity and forest conservation. This unique celebration reminds humans of the importance and true value of wood and its responsible use.

Event Partners

The Wood - Housing, Health, Humanity exhibition is a partnership between

  • Planet Ark's Make It Wood campaign,

  • Wood. Naturally Better.

  • The International Wood Culture Society

  • Analog Structures and

  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (Australian and NSW Chapters) and Context Architects,