Timber Gridshells: Design methods and their application to a temporary pavilion

Dragos Naicu, Richard Harris, Chris Williams

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
EventWorld Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE) 2014 - Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 10 Aug 201414 Aug 2014

Conference

ConferenceWorld Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE) 2014
CountryCanada
CityQuebec City
Period10/08/1414/08/14

Keywords

  • Timber structure
  • Timber gridshell
  • Form Finding
  • Structural analysis
  • Dynamic Relaxation

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    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.