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Integral joints for timber folded plate structures

Christopher Robeller

Christopher Robeller is an architect and postdoctoral researcher at the Timber Construction Laboratory IBOIS at EPFL Lausanne. Christopher received his architecture diploma with distinction from London Metropolitan University in 2008 and worked at the Institute for Computational Design, Stuttgart from 2008–2010, where he developed integral timber plate joints for the awardwinning ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2010. Since 2011 he has been working at IBOIS and received a doctoral degree from EPFL in 2015 for his thesis entitled ‘Integral Mechanical Attachment for Timber Folded Plate Structures’. His research was published in journals and conferences such as Bauingenieur, ACADIA, RobArch and AAG, where he received the Best Paper Award 2014. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Yves Weinand

Yves Weinand is an architect and structural engineer and founder of the Bureau d’Études Weinand in Liège/Belgium. He is currently working on the ice rink in Liège and the parliament building in Lausanne, where timber is used as the structural component. Since 2004 he has been Professor and Head of IBOIS Laboratory for timber constructions at the EPFL. Here he directs an interdisciplinary group of architects, engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists who perform research work in the fields of timber rib shells, folded timber plate structures and woven timber structures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Advancing Wood Architecture : A computational approach

Routledge, 2017

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... Integral joints for timber folded plate structures Christopher Robeller, Yves Weinand IBOIS Laboratory for Timber Constructions, EPFL, Switzerland The latest developments of research pursued at IBOIS into the integral attachment of timber...