Tall Wood, Thin Concrete: Digitally Drafting and Crafting in UHPC (Ultra High Performance Concrete) and Mass Timber

Oct 02, 2020

This paper illustrates how a graduate design studio can seek out an innovative and comprehensive design process, while simultaneously addressing two current crises in the architectural profession: 1) A perceived disconnect between the abstraction of design education and the realities of practice; and, 2) The critically time sensitive imperative of transforming ecological practices in building materials and building energy consumption.

Keywords: UHPC, Mass Timber, Comprehensive Studio, 3D Printing, Emerging Fabrication

Jerry Hacker (Carleton University)
Sheryl Boyle (Carleton University)
Presented at: 
2020 AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference: CARBON
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)

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