A Modular Timber Structure

The presented reciprocal frame structure is a modular composition of timber folded panels. The overall geometry is driven from a folded plate base module which is then spartially multiplied in using Euclidean isometries. The intersection of consecutive modules impose the slide-cut geometry which ensures the local and global stability of structure. Embedded inside a CAD environment, the three-dimensional geometry is parameterized according to the base module and by using a Finite Element non-linear analysis it is demonstrated that the structural performance can be improved with a more interlaced configuration of parameters. A prototype based on this geometric principal has been fabricated and assembled to explore feasibilty ot the concept in the building scale.

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