Modern timber tectonics: from construction technique to building systems

Costa Santos, Sandra (2007) Modern timber tectonics: from construction technique to building systems. In: Tectonics Making Meaning, 10- 12 December 2007, Eindhoven University.

CostaSantos.S.pdf - Published Version

Download (994kB) | Preview


Every form of construction is based on a set of rules (or system) which is the result of the properties and conditions of the materials employed and the requirements they have to meet. Analysing if new systems are changing traditional timber tectonics is the aim of this paper. First, the paper looks at the two fundamentally different prefabrication principles we can use nowadays. These relate to the two ways of designing and building with a system: systemised building and system building. Also, a large number of innovative new systems are making the relationship between various design aspects more and more complex. All these changes have an impact on the design process and the way architecture is formed: the paper shows how new systems and semi-finished products that have been developed in the past ten years are changing the traditional tectonics of timber, making possible a modern tectonic form.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: K100 Architecture
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Sandra Costa Santos
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2015 16:27
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 16:19

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics