Ongoing Projects

  • Time4WoodCraft – The multiple dimensions of time for wood used in craft, the multiple dimensions of time for wood craftsmanship and for wood crafts-wo-men.
  • ROSEWOODS – Understanding the botanical-chemical-mechanical-usage links that have determined the global status of « precious woods » of the pantropical and threatened genus Dalbergia, in order to contribute to the co-conservation of biological diversity and artisanal cultural diversity.
  • Beyond « clear wood »: an ethno-bio-mechanical approach to figured woods and woods with grain deviations and/or gradients in properties and/or not fitting to cylindrical orthotropy. Or when a « defect » for the engineer is a « quality » for the artisan…