Given the challenge to devise a creative way to deflect wind while simultaneously providing a public art display, David Takacs put his creative energy to the test. An Architect who graduated from the University of Waterloo, David blended the beauty of wood with the functionality required for this space and chose the versatile ACCOYA wood for the structure. Once designed, Davis collaborated with Jordan So, a member of the Ryerson University Architectural Science Design Studio, working together on modelling David's design. This piece, called The Windscreen Model, was created as part of an architectural competition at the Transit Hub in the city of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. Jordan used his building talents to bring this original design to life.
ACCOYA wood is manufactured using Accsys Technologies' proprietary acetylation process to create the non-toxic high performance wood product. The modification process chemically alters the wood's free hydroxyls into stable acetyl groups. Acetyl groups are naturally present in all wood species, which means that nothing toxic is added. The altered cell structure of the wood makes it an unrecognizable food source for insects and prevents fungal decay. ACCOYA boasts a 50-year above ground and 25-year below ground warranty, and swelling and shrinkage are reduced by 75 percent or more.
UCS Forest Group uses these models as a tool to take on tour to tradeshows, as well as our various locations across North America, to educate both customers and employees on ACCOYA wood. David is again working with us on a small commission to design another ACCOYA model, which we are excited to use to continue educating others on the benefits of this exceptional product.
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