Deep vision: Moving the value chain in timber construction

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review


This chapter examines how new practises of digitisation in forestry and sawmilling can combine with advanced computational design and fabrication to challenge the way we understand timber as a resource for building. The chapter takes its point of departure in the renewed interest in timber construction as an active carbon sink, enabling new carbon-neutral building practises. By critically reflecting on the environmental consequences of timber construction and the silvicultural practice of growing and harvesting timber, we argue that existing practice cannot be seamlessly scaled up. What is needed are new practises that can rethink how resources are strategised and that interface with digital methods across the value chain to enable a broader range of timber qualities to be used effectively in construction. These ideas are examined in the research project RawLam. This chapter
presents the RawLam enquiry that prototypes the foundations of developing new design integrated methods for interfacing Computed Tomography (CT) data taken from the sawmilling industry with intelligent digital modelling and robotic fabrication (Figure 1).
TitelMaterial Imagination: Reconnecting with the matter of architecture
RedaktørerThomas Bo Jensen
StatusUdgivet - 2023
BegivenhedMaterial Imagination: Reconnecting with the matter of architecture - Arkitekskolen Aarhus, Aarhus , Danmark
Varighed: 28 nov. 201829 nov. 2018


KonferenceMaterial Imagination
LokationArkitekskolen Aarhus

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