The conceptual design changes triggered by timber boards

Costa Santos, Sandra (2011) The conceptual design changes triggered by timber boards. Design, Principles and Practices: an International Journal, 5 (1). pp. 49-56. ISSN 1833-1874

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After the introduction of timber boards as diaphragms in light-frame construction opened the way to modern timber construction, three major design changes would follow: the elements become multifunctional, they can work structurally in two directions, and they can be prefabricated as surface components in a non modular way. In other words, the multifunctional panel becomes the design unit of modern timber architecture. This work looks at various types of composite timber panels with a view to show the evidence of typological and tectonic changes caused by the new design unit.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Light frame construction, timber boards, optimised section panel, timber architecture
Subjects: K100 Architecture
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Sandra Costa Santos
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2015 11:44
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 16:19

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