The paper presents the development of a building system made from solid timber that fulfils the requirements of modern buildings while expanding the design possibilities through re-inventing traditional timber techniques. Press-fit-timber connections, which were the basis of centuries-long building traditions all over the world, can be cost-efficiently used in contemporary buildings using modern manufacturing techniques.
The main goals of the research are:
- Develop a building system with mono-material timber structures (in contrast to hybridization with concrete and steel)
- Optimize the recyclability of building structures: Design to disassemble (on the level of the building and components)
- Improve cost-efficiency by industrial manufacturing methods for mono-material timber constructions.