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The New Wood: Carbon, Technology, and Craft
July 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Wood, one of the oldest construction materials, is undergoing a high-tech makeover. Architects are increasingly looking to timber for its ability to store carbon, but also for its compatibility with digital design, sophisticated engineering, and precision fabrication. Join Architectural Record and a panel of experts to explore timber projects making the most of these techniques to push structural limits, create unexpected forms, and reinterpret craft.
- Outline some approaches for creating hybrid systems that combine timber, steel, and concrete to maximize the structural properties of each material.
- Explain the factors that affect timber building’s ability to store carbon, including forestry practices and processing and manufacturing techniques.
- Describe digital design and fabrication methods that enable using timber that would typically be considered waste material, thereby preventing release of stored carbon into the atmosphere.
- Discuss the range of architectural and formal expression possible with timber systems.
Sponsored by ThinkWood