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high tech timber

2013
burkhalter sumi
p.jacquenod
ch-embassy, London
Lignum
ch-embassy, London
A specially developed prototype, in form of a contemporary timber structure, provides a vision of the future of timber construction. Future buildings designed by High Tech Timber will be reversibly put together just like furniture, with steel connections being replaced by simple and clean joints (dovetails, rabbets, etc). Holistic, transdisciplinary planing and the use of CNC machines in today's production, allow complex spatial arrangements to be constructed from timber. The prefabrication process means that construction is both fast and precise. Thanks to its physical properties, timber can be used for the shell, the supporting structure and interior work.

 
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