Spatial Curved Timber Laminas


This summer the Laboratory for Integrative Design (LID) collaborated with Zaha Hadid Architects Computation & Design Research Group (ZHACODE) to deliver two 5-day design to fabrication workshops in the context of the international conferences ‘Digital Futures 2021’ (28th June – 2nd of July) and ‘CAAD Futures 2021’ (12th – 15th of July). The workshops were an exploration on innovative Timber Tectonics. As part of the workshops a full-scale prototype was built at LID. The prototype has a bounding box of 2.5 x 25. x 3m. It was form-found using 3D graphic statics and built with an ad-hoc design and fabricated bending machine based on linear actuators and curved glulam laminas. The prototype ‘Spatial Curved Timber Laminas’ works as a proof of concept of the graphic statics structure form found by ZHACODE and the corresponding fabrication techniques developed at the LID. Everyone is invited to visit the collaborative prototype Spatial Curved Timber Laminas at the LID.

CREDITS:

Design ZHA CODE : Vishu Bhooshan, Henry Louth SAPL LID : Alicia Nahmad

Fabrication Design ZHA CODE : Taizhong Chen, Vishu Bhooshan, Henry Louth SAPL LID : Alicia Nahmad

Fabrication & Assembly SAPL LID: Matt Walker, Youness Yousefi, Jo-Lynn Yen, Anagha Patil, Guy Gardner, Alicia Nahmad

Documentation SAPL : Matt Walker, Youness Yousefi, Jo-Lynn Yen, Anagha Patil, Alicia Nahmad ZHA CODE : Taizhong Chen, Henry Louth, Vishu Bhooshan

With Support from ZHA CODE : Jianfei Chu, Edward Meyers, Philip SInger AA: Jean Nicola Dackiw

Student Participants CAAD Futures Sania Halim, Soubhi Jabal, Elisabeth Kathryn, Aria Sanei, Hussein Hamed, Mansur Arevalo Kishan Prajapati, Jayanaveenaa Periyasamy, Mirian Maia, Diego Pinochet

Digital Futures Zebing Xu, Anuj Mittal, Anagha Patil, Deebak Tamilmani, James Lo, Emi Shiraishi, Mauricio Villagra D.,Gaurav Janendra, Yuerao Chen, M. Arkan Haqqi, Juan Antonio Brito

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