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Our project is an investigation of the design, shaping, simulation, manufacture, and construction of lightweight load-bearing structural components made of wood-based continuous-fiber textiles. Our aim is to innovatively adapt established concepts in wood construction, such as panelized construction and wood framing, to textile construction. We are developing a continuous filament out of solid wood that can be made into wood-textile structures. Textiles have many advantages: excellent suitability for light construction, versatility of form and function, refined and tested manufacturing and processing technologies, and a characteristic, ever-changing, deeply familiar aesthetic of parallel and crossing threads. Our ultimate goal is to develop a materialefficient, functional, and aesthetically appealing architecture based on solid-wood textiles.

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