Hello Wood is an independent, international educational platform in design and architecture. It teaches to think with our hands, and learn through experience.
Hello Wood provides a unique experience in the craft of building, inventing, testing and an intimate understanding of the material itself. We believe that a socially responsive attitude and the utilization of the material constraints in an innovative way, is crucial for sustainable design. Hello Wood has an ability to provide a productive reciprocity between a concept, the design and its realization. Our goal is to promote the construction process as a platform for discussion, innovation and exchanging knowledge. Hello Wood is a profoundly democratic opportunity to connect different generations, designers and artist with various cultural, academic and professional backgrounds.
Hello Wood started as an art camp in 2010 for students in architecture and design and has grown into a unique art camp & festival involving more than 20 universities and 30 countries, seeking sustainable and replicable models for achieving social benefits and improving quality of life through architecture and design. It is a possibility for learning based on making and a great opportunity to break down the walls between different generations, to connect in ways that are beyond the walls of universities.
All projects are developed and built in a collaborative process. Teams of students (8-10 ppl. / team) from various fields, nationalities and institutions are lead by experienced, successful and practicing professionals and academics. Their concepts are shared, developed and realised in an intense team effort.
Check out concepts, artists and projects from the previous 6 years by clicking on the photos below: