Non_standard Wood: A practice based design research in the fabrication of complex wood construction

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    Non-Standard elements in architecture bear the promise of a better more specific performance (Oosterhuis 2003). A new understanding of design evolves, which is focusing on open ended approaches, able to negotiate between shifting requirements and to integrate knowledge on
    process and material. Using parametric design tools and computer controlled production facilities Copenhagens Centre for IT and Architecture undertook a practice based research into performance based non-standard element design and mass customization techniques. In close cooperation with wood construction software- and machine industry we fabricated a 1:1 demonstrator show casing the potential for performance due to digital fabrication in this sustainable material. The production of a custom made design tool helped not only to explore design variations while keeping up the link to digital production machinery, but the integration of traditional wood craft techniques. The extensive use of self adjusting, load bearing wood-wood joints contributed to ease in production and assembly of a performance based architecture.
    Antal sider14
    StatusUdgivet - 2009
    BegivenhedArchitecture and stages of the experience city - Aalborg, Danmark
    Varighed: 4 sep. 20094 sep. 2009


    KonferenceArchitecture and stages of the experience city
    AndetArkitektur, performativitet


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    • træ konstruktion
    • parametrisk design
    • digital fremstilling
    • digital arkitektur
    • digital crafting
    • mass customization

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