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This is hardcore: CNC prototypes for timber cores: Designing multi-storey timber buildings from the inside out
Ordinary Ltd, Unit 3A/4A, Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, London.
Ordinary Ltd, Unit 3A/4A, Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, London.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
2014 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

No architect will make a dent in the universe by designing an excellent services shaft or HVAC system, and yet architects could certainly do a lot worse than focusing on redefining the hidden innards supporting our built environment. Digitally manufactured building designs made from wood can help produce extraordinary cores for multistorey timber buildings. This study aims at investigating the possibilities of such novel building cores. Based on the thesis that contemporary technologies supporting the production of large-scale timber structures offer unique opportunities to redefine the visceral parts of multi-storey buildings, which in turn has architectural effects throughout, the research shows how a combination of mass production and mass customisation strategies can be applied to timber architecture. The end result is a novel design and production strategy based on innovative manufacturing methods that give rise to new construction strategies, new structural ideas, new buildings, and new ways of using those buildings

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Timber Structures
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36974Local ID: ad3d009b-fe0f-42c3-b1b5-90aaef07d912OAI: diva2:1010473
World Conference on Timber Engineering : 10/08/2014 - 14/08/2014
Godkänd; 2014; 20141023 (andbra)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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