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Wood as an Essential Material in Architectural and Civil Engineering Models from the Renaissance to the Architectural Avant-Garde

  • José Antonio Franco TaboadaEmail author
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 24)

Abstract

The mock-ups, as important project instruments, have accompanied the work of the technician from ancient times. In this process, wood has always been an essential material due mainly to its abundance and properties, particularly its flexibility, strength and even some malleability. This work aims to provide an overview of the history of wooden models through some notable examples of the use of this material in architectural and engineering mock-ups, analysing their purpose from antiquity to the present day, as well as their role today as an alternative or complement to virtual models.

Theme or topic: History of representation in wood design.

Keywords

Models Wood Architecture Engineering 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Higher Technical University College of ArchitectureUniversity of La CoruñaGaliciaSpain

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