Traditional timber construction is being increasingly reshaped by industrial production, and its characteristics, principles and possibilities have been changed considerably. To ensure that wood architecture meets the demands of tomorrow, design and planning need to be based on current production methods, making timber construction expressive, financially attractive and fit for the future.In this publication, planning architects are provided with design methods for contemporary, industrial timber construction. Its main focus is to convey application-oriented knowledge of the essentials for planning practice. The central question is: what are the ideal circumstances and rules for modern timber construction?
Editors and authors – who are experts in execution and research – explain design and planning strategies against the background of their own professional practice. The numerous applications can therefore be used directly for the own projects and planning.
The book focuses on the design process. In the introductory part, the essential conditions of the material, general correlations between production and design and also planning are presented.
The “Preliminary Project” chapter outlines the elementary steps for both the design and the mechanical production of timber system structures together with their dependencies and variations; the chapter “Construction Project” illustrates implementation categories based on the respective conditions and fields of application.
The technical contributions are complemented by a section on examples for the implementation. Planners are thus equipped with a guideline on how to transfer design into buildability, with targeted instructions for highly diverse planning situations.