Testing Timber’s Tensile Limits

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This video documents a huge investigative project by five students of the Architectural Association School of Architecture into timber under tension. Trees are felled and the wood is milled into full length boards which are steamed, bent and fitted into concrete fixed steel fittings. On top, a canopy of CNC cut sheet metal backed with 6mm ply is then fixed as a ‘stiff net of wood’ canopy.

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