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Timber Shell: Wood in Building

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue264
Year of Publication
2015
Topic
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Shell Structures
Author
Neumann, Oliver
Hunter, Jessica
Meyboom, AnnaLisa
Cheng, Alex
Tannert, Thomas
Publisher
American Research Institute for Policy Development
Year of Publication
2015
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Shell Structures
Topic
Design and Systems
Keywords
Prototype
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Journal of Engineering and Architecture
ISSN
2334-2994
Summary
Contemporary design technology has given architects the ability to imagine and visualize complex structures to an extent that is currently beyond our ability to effectively fabricate and build. The described research is intended to mediate between the imagination of the designer and the current modes of construction; this project is part of a larger proposition to use wood as a sustainably sourced material that can be formed, curved and machined to create new digitally produced and tested formations. TimberShell creates prototypes for full-scale timber monocoque structures. Material computation affords us the ability to use the natural bending properties of wood to both bend components into shape and to create a robust load carrying structure once individual wood components are locked in by lamination. The geometry of the shell panel eliminates twisting. The research shows how doubly-curved timber shells that can be applied in either tension or compression. The panels can be used to create and cover spanning structures such as pools, gyms and auditoriums.
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