Multi-Storey Wood Building System

Computational Design, Engineering and Development of Digitally Fabricated, High Performance, Multi-Storey Wood Building System (EXC2120 Excellenzcluster IntCDC, Research Project 3)

The aim of the research project is to develop integrative design methods that combine architectural, structural and building physics criteria with innovative fabrication and construction possibilities to realize a timber framework system that overcomes transport restrictions by means of modular robot manufacturing processes on site. The timber structure system is based on standard wood-based materials (BSH, BSP, etc.) and offers customized approaches for flexible, multifunctional and geometrically adapted column, wall and ceiling elements with biaxial, variable span widths and structurally optimized solutions using additive and subtractive manufacturing processes.

New concepts are developed to take into account the building physics requirements of the timber construction system with regard to building and room acoustics, hygrothermal aspects and thermal comfort. The focus is both on the building components and on point and linear connecting elements, taking into account the architectural design, structural design and user requirements. In terms of an integrative design process, special attention is paid to digital development and design methodology with modern computer simulation.

The project is part of the Excellenzclusters EXC2120 IntCDC.


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

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Philip Leistner

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