Asymptotic timber gridshell

The workshop was organized in the course Digital Tools - Parametric Design for students at the program Architecture and Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. The structure was based on an Enneper surface and built from 6mm thick and 100 mm wide plywood laths that were cut and prepared on-site. The boundary plate was made from two layers of 18 mm plywood. Everything was built by our amazing group of students.

Day1: Making all the constructive elements from regular boards. The laths were cut & drilled using manually operated machines based on printed out templates. The base plates were cut using a CNC-mill at Chalmers.

Day 2: Assembly of all elements into a flat grid that was erected into a 3D- shape. It took place at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden, in December 2018

Teachers: Emil Adiels & Isak Näslund

Co-Organizers: Cecilie Brandt-Olsen, Johanna Isaksson & Emil Poulsen Big thanks to Thornton Tomasetti, Buro Happold & Cramo Sweden who supported and sponsored the workshop!


Conference paper

The following text comes from the conference paper, The design, fabrication and assembly of an asymptotic timber gridshell  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336367443_The_design_fabrication_and_assembly_of_an_asymptotic_timber_gridshell


Photos by FotA 2018, Martin Skarby, Denice Ivarsson & Simon Brobäck