Apolda, Timber Prototype House
Solid timber experimental prototype: Parametric design and digital fabrication
The Timber Prototype House demonstrates the potential of using advanced digital design tools and fabrication technologies to make optimum use of wood as a regionally abundant building material. The construction concept takes traditional log construction as its starting point and develops it in a new direction. The result is a solid timber construction method comprised of vertically oriented timber elements that can be arranged freely. Digital fabrication makes it possible to optimise the insulation capacity of the structural element and to realise high-precision joints and connections. These joints are articulated in such a way that no metal joining components or adhesives are required. The resulting mono-material elements serve as structure, skin and insulation in one and can be used to create environmentally friendly and economical building envelopes that are also architecturally expressive.
As an example of building culture “Made in Thuringia”, the Timber Prototype house can serve as a model for a variety of building projects in Thuringia.
The insertion of the glass front plane rounds off the construction of the Timber Prototype House. The building was first presented to the public as part of the IBA interim presentation “StadtLand” in May 2019.
The R&D project for the highly insulated solid timber construction was realised as part of the federal government’s BBSR ZukunftBau research initiative with additional funding and support from ThüringenForst and Rettenmeier Holding AG.
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- Universität Stuttgart - Institut für Computerbasiertes Entwerfen und Baufertigung, Prof. AA Dipl. (Hons) Achim Menges, Oliver Bucklin, Oliver Krieg, Víctor Rodríguez
- Jade Hochschule Oldenburg, Professur ›Konstruieren und Energie- und Gebäudetechnik‹ Hans Drexler, Maria Deilmann, Geronimo Bujny, Anna Bulavintseva
- IBA Thüringen