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Ray 2: The material performance of solid wood based screen

Davidova, Marie 2014. Ray 2: The material performance of solid wood based screen. Presented at: eCAADe 2014, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, 10-12 September 2014. Published in: Thompson, Emine ed. Fusion - Proceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference. Newcastle upon Tyne: Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 153-158.

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The wood – humidity interaction of solid wood has been tested through generations on Norwegian traditional panelling. This concept has been further explored by Michael Hensel and Steffen Reichert with Achim Menges on plywood and laminates in basic research. Plywood or laminates are better programmable but they are less sustainable due to the use of glue. This research focused on predicting the performance of solid wood in tangential section which is applied to humidity-temperature responsive screen for industrial production. With the method Systems Oriented Design, the research evaluated data from material science, forestry, meteorology, biology, chemistry and the production market. The method was introduced by Birger Sevaldson in 2007 with the argument that the changes in our globalized world and the need for sustainability demands an increase of the complexity of the design process. (Sevaldson 2013) Several samples has been tested for its environmental interaction. The data has been integrated in parametric models that tested the overall systems. Based on the simulations, the most suitable concept has been prototyped and measured for its performance. This lead to another sampling of the material whose data are the basis for another prototype. Ray 2 is an environmental responsive screen that is airing the structure in dry weather, while closing up when the humidity level is high, not allowing the moisture inside.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TS Manufactures
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Publisher: Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 February 2019
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2019 15:35

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