Wood is usually perceived as a traditional material. However, its properties make it possible to design complex origami-, ribbed-, and fabric structures. The wood laboratory of the EPF Lausanne is testing the research results in prototypes, which demonstrate the potential applications in large-scale timber buildings. By exploring the unused potential of wood, this book provides an inspiring outlook on a new generation of timber buildings.
Presents recent research findings from the ETH Lausanne wood construction laboratory
Showcases prototypes developed by an interdisciplinary team of structural engineers, architects, mathematicians, and IT specialists
Prof. Yves Weinand, architect, structural engineer and Head of the IBOIS wood construction laboratory at the EPFL.