DESIGN AND DIGITAL FABRICATION OF TIMBER STRUCTURES

Description

The workshop will involve the design and manufacture of a full-scale laminated timber structure using parametric design and digital fabrication tools.

Keywords: Geometry, lightweight structures, wooden structures, parametric design, digital fabrication, construction, prototyping.

Objectives:

  • To learn about the advantages and limitations of commercial timber products for structural use.
  • To consolidate and extend previous knowledge of geometry and structures through the design and manufacture of a complex wooden structure.
  • To understand the geometric, constructive and structural implications of the decisions taken at the design level in the design of free-form timber structures.
Teaching methodology:
  • Learning by making. Prototypes will be designed, manufactured and verified at different scales, both of the complete structural solution and of some of the proposed joints.

Contents:

  • Wood as a structural material.
  • Wood products for structural use. Linear and surface products. Commercial dimensions and mechanical properties.
  • Complex geometries. Bending of structural timber elements. Geometric, constructive and structural implications.
  • Carpenter joints by means of CNC.
  • Laminated timber structures. Construction systems and geometric, constructive and structural implications.

Related Links

Experimental Workshop II. 2021-2022 (Spring Semester)
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