Computational and Manufacturing Strategies

Experimental Expressions of Wood Capabilities

  • Andrea Quartara
  • Djordje Stanojevic

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Architectural Design and Technology book series (BRIEFSARCHIDE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Andrea Quartara, Djordje Stanojevic
    Pages 1-34
  3. Andrea Quartara, Djordje Stanojevic
    Pages 35-102

About this book


This book highlights computationally enabled and digitally fabricated strategies used in the design of a series of full-size wooden structures. It introduces theoretical foundations and then focuses on the possibilities that have emerged as a result of the material-aware processes. The case studies expound wood as one of the most suitable materials to experience the seamless framework introduced with the digital design-to-construction chain. Two main aspects of the pavilions constructed, developed in various international academic groups, are considered. On one hand the case studies explore tolerances of raw and engineered material intertwined with machine processing; they also address material enhancement through strip applications in timber construction. In addition, the structures are examined in the light of an extensible designing path, which acts as an interoperable procedure, bridging the virtual and the real.


Wooden structures Material tolerances Man machine architecture Hygroscopic enhancement Timber composite Discrete engineered wood elements Design-to-construction chain Timber construction Fabrication parallel construction

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrea Quartara
    • 1
  • Djordje Stanojevic
    • 2
  1. 1.GenoaItaly
  2. 2.GuadalupeMexico

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-8829-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-8830-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2199-580X
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-5818
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