Rethinking Wood: Future Dimensions of Timber Assembly

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


  • Markus Hudert (Editor)
  • Sven Pfeiffer (Editor)
  • Stefan Böhm
  • Michael Budig
  • Frauke Bunzel
  • Simon Deeg
  • Hans Drexler
  • Philipp Eversmann
  • Robert Jockwer
  • Heike Klussmann
  • Ferdinand Ludwig
  • Wilfrid Middleton
  • Kiel Moe
  • Toni Österlund
  • Hannes Orelma
  • Andreas Picker
  • Olga Popovic Larsen
  • Martin Self
  • Steffi Silbermann
  • Léon Spikker
  • Ute Vees
  • Markus Wikar
  • Marcin Wójcik
  • Klaus Zwerger

Research units

  • SUTD-MIT International Design Centre
  • Berlin University of the Arts
  • TU Braunschweig
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research - Wilhelm Klauditz Institute
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering
  • DGJ Architektur
  • University of Kassel
  • McGill University
  • Geometria Architecture Oy
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering
  • The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
  • Hooke Park
  • Studio RAP
  • Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Stuttgart
  • Technological University Dublin
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland


Advances in the materials and the digitalization of architecture bring about new methods in design and construction. Whereas traditional timber construction consists of pre-cut and pre-assembled timber sections, modern timber buildings today consist of elaborate wood-based materials. Owing to their flexibility and good properties in terms of building physics and ecology, these wood-based materials are ideal for computer-aided building component production. Fifteen case examples from research, teaching, and practical applications provide inspiring insights into the potential of formable wood-based materials and digital design: Woven Wood, Wood Foam, Living Wood and Organic Joints, Timber Joints for Robotic Building Processes, Efficiencies of Wood, Designing with Tree Form.


Original languageEnglish
Number of pages294
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-0356-1706-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-0356-1689-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

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