Discovering the unused potential of wood
Architektonische Entwürfe und digitale Bemessung
[Complex Wood Construction: New Support Structures and Freeform Building]
Ed. by Weinand, Yves
- 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
Aims and Scope
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.
- 240 pages
- 50 Fig.
- Type of Publication:
- Architects, structural engineers, materials engineers, students of these disciplines