Fall semester only; R 1:00–3:30pm, Anderson Hall, room 210
 
Small, focused, intermediate-level course in discussion, workshop and/or design-based format on topics related to current research in architecture.
 
Tall Timbers explores the tectonic potential latent in heavy timber construction systems. As carbon emissions emerge as a driver for new economies, building with wood is increasingly considered as a realistic alternative to other construction systems for mass housing, such as steel or concrete. Interestingly enough, most of the research on high rise timber construction tends to focus on purely technical issues ignoring the constructive and aesthetic potentials of this new building method. The seminar focuses on precisely the scale that goes from the construction detail to the repetitive structural system, producing a catalog of new possibilities that will seek to capitalize on the formal and technical potential of a yet unexplored construction material. Work is developed collaboratively and through the production of large wood models. Offered to architecture majors only, juniors and above. Space is limited and registration does not guarantee a space in this course. 
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