Conceptual Joining: Wood Structures from Detail to Utopia
Lukas Allner, Christoph Kaltenbrunner, Daniela Kröhnert, Philipp Reinsberg
University of Applied Arts Vienna & Birkhaüser, 2021
This book explores experimental approaches to the design and construction of wooden structures in architecture, while presenting the results of an artistic research project.
Through the use of digital tools, the anatomy of wood becomes a design-determining principle for spatial structures. The architects and artists also explore the potential of traditional craftsmanship and derive from this a material-oriented practice. Structures are not designed here for a specific use, but rather open up various usage possibilities due to their unique spatial and geometric properties.
The documentation provides insight into an open-ended research process. Guest contributions reflect on the underlying concepts and thus the future relevance of wood as a building material.