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Against the grain: redefining the living unit: Advanced slotting strategies for multi-storey timber buildings
Ordinary Ltd, Unit 3A/4A, Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, London.
Ordinary Ltd, Unit 3A/4A, Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, London, Ordinary Ltd, Unit 108B.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
2014 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Using Charles and Ray Eames's famous 1950s House of Cards slotting toy as both design metaphor and structural precedent provides the starting point for a novel building logic (utilising three existing Swedish timber systems) that allows volumetrically slotted units to stack inside of and support each other. Contemporary computer-aided fabrication techniques based on evolutionary algorithms and CNC manufacturing strategies are used to produce a methodology for designing a kit-of-parts system at the scale of the skyscraper, based on the slotting together of cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. A catalogue of novel slotting methods is produced, and a number of alternative slotted joint treatments identified that hold promising potential for further development, parametrically design and control volumes, understand the fabrication workflow and constructional sequence on site, and build prototypes of the chosen slotting configurations at scales ranging between 1:50 and 1:1.

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Timber Structures
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-38316Local ID: cab3c1b9-760a-495f-b2bb-e2b4b2b0f96eOAI: diva2:1011815
World Conference on Timber Engineering : 10/08/2014 - 14/08/2014
Godkänd; 2014; 20141024 (andbra)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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