Use of Irregular Wood Components to Design Non-Standard Structures

Résumé :

This project deals with architecture and engineering involved in the process of architectural design. Based on native irregular components, it aims at developing an innovative approach in the conception and rationalization of non-standard structures. Contemporary architecture and its non- classical structures require the design of customized pieces. This process which is highly energy and resources consumptive does not always take into account the inherent material properties. This project develops a way of optimizing, in architectural structures, the use of native wood pieces that are not industrially transformed (e.g. boughs) or of reused pieces of carpentry. As a consequence, the ecological footprint of the structures would be reduced.

Periodical of Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 671-674, Mars 2013, p 2337.

Mars 2013