Urbach Tower offers view of self-shaping architecture

Moisture is usually bad news for timber, at least if you plan to use it for building purposes. This is largely because it can cause the material to crack and warp as it dries out, features hardly conducive to the idea of structural integrity. But one group of researchers in Germany is investigating how this process can actually be harnessed for more efficient construction, manifesting in a magnificent tower made up of timber pieces that twisted themselves into shape... Continue Reading "World-first" twisting tower is made from timber that bends itself into shape Category: Architecture Tags: Building and Construction cross-laminated timber Timber University of Stuttgart

Urbach Tower offers view of self-shaping architecture

Oh, those leaning towers are so yesterday. Tech-watching sites, rather, are talking about a tower that does not lean; it is just as interesting as it is a self twisting tower. This is the Urbach ...

Wed 12 Jun 19 from TechXplore

"World-first" twisting tower is made from timber that bends itself into shape

Moisture is usually bad news for timber, at least if you plan to use it for building purposes. This is largely because it can cause the material to crack and warp as it dries out, features ...

Tue 4 Jun 19 from Gizmag

These researchers invented an entirely new way of building with wood

Their technique makes wood buildings more structurally sound and more environmentally friendly. In recent years, scientists have created shape-shifting materials, which are often made from ...

Mon 10 Jun 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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