New workflows for digital timber
Kapitel i bok, 2019

his chapter describes a research thread at CITA which explores how computation and a challenging of traditional material practice can impact the use of timber in architectural design and fabrication. Several past research projects at CITA have demonstrated the potential for streamlining the design-to-production process using computational tools, and the value of working in concert with the inherent properties of wood. Current research continues this thread through a participation in the Innochain research network ( ) and collaboration with industrial partners White Arkitekter AB and Blumer-Lehmann AG. Through the embedding of digital tools within established timber design a fabrication processes, new workflows are proposed which could lead to more intelligent design decisions, optimized building components, and new timber morphologies.

Parametric design and fabrication strategies

Optimization of wood architectures

Complex timber structures

Digital wood workflows

Wood design


Tom Svilans

Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole

Martin Tamke

Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole

Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen

Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole

Jonas Runberger

White Arkitekter

Kai Strehlke

Blumer Lehmann

Martin Antemann


Digital wood design: Innovative techniques of representation in architectural design

978-3-030-03675-1 (ISBN)





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