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A tectonic methodology for timber joints: the excellence of detail in the era of technology throughout an experimental inverstigation

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  • L. Catala Bustos, Institut for Ingeniørvidenskab (AU-ENG)
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  • Poul Henning Kirkegaard
  • P. F. Sonne-Frederiksen, Aarhus School of Architecture
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  • J. Buthke, Aarhus School of Architecture

The essence of the art of building is an organic concept. Therefore, with the appearance and strong presence of new technologies, to update the processes the construction industry entails, is essential. This document aims to evaluate the impact the Tectonic concept assumes in the design and quality of the works carried out today by means of the study of timber details. This evaluation is made through an investigation, first theoretical and later experimental, which focuses on the importance of timber joints and details as creators of complex structures. Based on the smallest unit of the construction design, a methodology that defines a regulated procedure for the creation of spatial, structural, and formal quality, taking advantage of new technologies and tools, is proposed. Throughout this investigation, the methodology evaluates the new era of timber details, based on the experience and knowledge of figures such as Scarpa or Frascari.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructures and architecture : Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2019
EditorsPaulo J. S. Cruz
Number of pages10
Place of publicationLeiden
PublisherCRC Press
Publication yearJul 2019
ISBN (print)978-1-138-03599-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-22912-6
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

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