This paper describes timber gridshell design methods and building techniques. The authors’ experience with such projects is used to highlight the advantages of timber gridshells. Relevant built examples are presented and their form-finding and analysis methods are discussed. The relevance of the timber gridshell technique is illustrated by a recently built project in Cluj, Romania that builds upon previous knowledge and takes advantage of modern computational tools that are available for both architects and engineers.
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2014|
|Event||World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE) 2014 - Quebec City, Canada|
Duration: 10 Aug 2014 → 14 Aug 2014
|Conference||World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE) 2014|
|Period||10/08/14 → 14/08/14|
- Timber structure
- Timber gridshell
- Form Finding
- Structural analysis
- Dynamic Relaxation
Naicu, D., Harris, R., & Williams, C. (2014). Timber Gridshells: Design methods and their application to a temporary pavilion. Paper presented at World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE) 2014, Quebec City, Canada.