Lecture series: Touching Cellulose
13 September 2021 00:00 till 24 September 2021 00:00 - Location: ONLINE - By: Communicatie BK
From 13 until 24 September, the lecture series 'Touching Cellulose' will take place.
Next generation of wood architecture. Architecture and the building industry are in need of a paradigm shift, due to the growing awareness of their huge contribution to global climate change and the ongoing depletion of mineral resources. In order to counter carbon emissions and sourcing building material sustainably, future design and construction are unthinkable without massive use of timber, the only structural building material that stores carbon while it grows in our forests! The introduction of mass timber at the end of the 20th century as an alternative to concrete and steel was already a huge innovation for the construction industry. Now it is time for the next generation of wood architecture in which computer-aided design and robotic manufacturing go hand in hand with a revival of craftsmanship and wood building culture.