Timber Gridshells

by John Chilton
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2016-11-10
Genre: Architecture
Pages: 258 pages
ISBN 13: 1317682734
ISBN 10: 9781317682738
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle

Synopsis : Timber Gridshells written by John Chilton, published by Taylor & Francis which was released on 2016-11-10. Download Timber Gridshells Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. From the selected case studies we have presented, it is clear that timber gridshells result from collaborative team working and synergetic integration of architecture, structure and craft, themes strongly ingrained in their realisation. -- Throughout history, people have constructed simple timber lattice shelters such as the tepee or yurt, covered with animal skins, leaves, grasses and woven fabrics. Over the last fifty years, more sophisticated ‘webs of wood’ have emerged, with timber gridshells in particular becoming a structurally expressive form of architecture. Recent developments in digital design, 3-D modelling software, timber fabrication technologies as well as trends towards low-carbon construction have further reinforced architects’ interest in the use of lightweight timber grids and lattice structures. This timely book charts the origin and evolution of the timber gridshell and its relation to timber lattice architecture. Drawing on a range of international case studies, the authors trace the effect advances in technology have had on design and construction in this field, providing a clear understanding of the structure, morphology, design process, and construction technology, and examining both the application and constraints of timber gridshells in architectural design. Timber Gridshells is a highly illustrated, up-to-date resource which provides detailed answers and inspires new ideas. As such, it is essential reading for students of architecture as well as professional architects.