UWO is an Unidentified Wooden Object.
It is the outcome of the 4th volume of Workshop 1:1. You can find it on the island of Lido, in a small, mystical forest, between crooked trees and ivy. Just lay on top of it, look above you, have a picnic or run just around the edge like crazy. Its function is undefined. Act however you feel like.
Workshop 1:1 (vol. 4) – design and prototyping of wooden constructions
Lido, Piešťany, Slovakia
18. – 29. 7. 2016
Team: Silvia Gálová, Karol Gwiazdowski, Kseniya Hetman, Vera Kiselova, Gabi Mészáros, Martina Mikócziová, Nina Valickova, Rebeka Zacková
Our tutors: Ransu Helenius (FIN), Tobias Foged Permin (DK)
Critics and guests: Sebastian Sowa (DE), Lorcan Koethe (DE), Benjamin Bradnansky and Vito Halada (N/A architects, SK), Peter Lenyi (2021 architects, SK)
* In July 2017 UWO was nominated for the Prize for Architecture CE ZA AR awarded by the Slovak Chamber of Architects in category of exterior.
Photo credit: Anna Horčinová, Peter Ančic, Vera Kiselova