Part 1 — Introduction to timber construction
Part 2 — Real project case studies
Part 3 — Question & Answer (Q&A)
Designing for timber
Timber workshop for architects
Architects with different language background, students and engineers
Prerecorded live workshops
DESIGN TO PRODUCTION (D2P) is a Zurich based firm that focusses on three key services: digital planning, consultancy and software development. As pioneers of building information modelling, they close the process chain that links a construction idea to its digital fabrication.
For more than a decade they have enabled projects of high complexity to take flight and have supported clients, architects, engineers, planners and fabricators in reaching new heights of efficiency, safety and quality. What they have learned along the way: timber is digital! The majority of digital fabrication projects are made from wood, as it turns out that the supply chains in timber are more advanced than anywhere else.
Project Development / Sales
Project Development / International Sales
DESIGN TO PRODUCTION has been cooperating with renowned architects and architectural offices since 2005 – i.e. Foster + Partners, Marks Barfield architects, Zaha Hadid, X-Tu architects and Shigeru Ban— designer of the Centre Pompidou Metz shown in the image above (© SJB).
Part 1 — Introduction to timber construction (2 hours)
Together with the participants we develop the foundations by means of small exercises and interactive lectures.
Part 2 — Real project case studies (3 hours)
In the second part we develop a case study based on a defined building typology (i.e. office building). The goal is to transform a known design into a clever timber structure with a holistic approach. The result is a feasibility study comprising structural concept, choice of materials, production, logistics, assembly, installation, and interfaces to other trades. This part is interactive as well, we will be sketching solutions and evaluating them – learning by doing.
Part 3 — Question & Answer (Q&A) (1 hour)
After understanding the basics and gaining some hands-on experience in designing a timber structure, the third part is for looking deeper into current design issues the participants might have in their present work - and answering specific questions.