Natural form and industrial building: Two case studies

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This paper considers the means and methods by which the complex natural properties and forms of trees can be deployed in the construction of buildings. The authors consider the structural and aesthetic potential of so-called whole timber elements in relation to processes of design, fabrication, and assembly. Tracking the development of experimental building projects, two case-studies are presented in detail, and particular attention is given to methods of selection, harvesting, processing, modelling, transport, and prefabrication.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventInternational Conference on Structures and Architecture - Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 6 Jul 20228 Jul 2022
Conference number: 5


ConferenceInternational Conference on Structures and Architecture
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  • whole timber
  • whole tree
  • wood architecture
  • natural form
  • industrial building
  • pikku-finlandia


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