Jan 30, 2022

01/28/2022 – Network Meeting: Living and Design Concepts of Timber Buildings

Living and Design Concepts of Timber Buildings

Review of the network meeting from 01/28/2022

In the third network meeting we will look at living and design concepts of timber buildings with a focus on modular and prefabricated construction methods: What do timber buildings actually look like and which design and technical aspects determine their form?

From the research of the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC, Alya Rapaport looks at the prefabrication and modularity of multi-storey construction in the past, using historical examples from the 1960s and 1970s. Hana Svatos-Raznjevic shows the limits of the design scope of multi-storey timber buildings: their morphological typification, utilisation concepts and the question of the relationship between standardisation and creative design.

Hubert Nopper from AH Aktivhaus GmbH gives us an overview of the largest Plus Energie Quarter in Germany, which is currently being built in Stuttgart. He will shed light on the neighbourhood development in cooperation with the building owner and other project participants as well as the energy concept. Afterwards, we invite you to discuss with us.

 

Programe

Welcome and review of the network meeting in November

Bau weise. Vom Modul zu Deutschlands größten Plus Energie Quartier in Holzbauweise.
Hubert Nopper, Managing Director AH Aktiv-Haus GmbH 

Historical precedents of modular pre-fabricated multi-storey projects in the 1960s and 1970s
Alya Rapoport, Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Architectural History (ifag) and Cluster of Excellence IntCDC

Typological possibilities and limitations in multi-storey timber construction
Hana Svatos-Raznjevic, Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and Cluster of Excellence IntCDC

Discussion

Living and Design Concepts of Timber Buildings – Lectures

Historical precedents of modular pre-fabricated multi-storey projects in the 1960s and 1970s – Alya Rapoport, Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Architectural History (ifag) and Cluster of Excellence IntCDC

Typological possibilities and limitations in multi-storey timber construction – Hana Svatos-Raznjevic, Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and Cluster of Excellence IntCDC

More Information

For more information on the topic, see the scientific paper Advanced Timber Construction Industry: A Review of 350 Multi-Storey Timber Projects from 2000–2021 from March 2022.

digitize wood is based at the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC at the University of Stuttgart and is funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Food, Rural Areas and Consumer Protection (MLR) as part of the BW Timber Construction Initiative.