Post-mortem inosculation: Experimental architectural wood joinery utilizing living knots in small-diameter roundwood

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributor.advisorZubillaga, Laura
dc.contributor.advisorTorvinen, Jaakko
dc.contributor.authorAndreassen Fabricius, Nikolai
dc.contributor.schoolTaiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Arts, Design and Architectureen
dc.contributor.supervisorHeikkinen, Pekka
dc.date.accessioned2024-01-28T16:14:32Z
dc.date.available2024-01-28T16:14:32Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.description.abstractThis thesis aims to critically study and implement the mechanical, spatial and sensoric potential of small diameter roundwood in an architectural design project. Wood in architecture is often chosen to mitigate the effects of global warming by leveraging the ability of trees to sequester carbon and use the built environments as carbon sinks. However, forest preservation efforts to prevent irreversible damage to old-growth forests and their ecosystems constrain future exploitation ambitions. The thesis aims to theoretically and physically explore how small diameter roundwood, which conventionally is used for pulp manufacturing or biofuels, could be utilized in a novel architectural construction. The research supports decision making in the development of a full scale construction which exercises the qualities native to natural properties of roundwood lost due to the limitations of conceptual understanding of wood as an organically complex composite material and the limitations of contemporary processing infrastructure. The design of the artistic component is directly informed by theoretical knowledge of the mechanical properties of small-diameter roundwood and physical experiments performed in the workshop space of the university.en
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dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/126175
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-202401281843
dc.language.isoenen
dc.programmeArkkitehtuurin, maisema-arkkitehtuurin ja sisustusarkkitehtuurin maisteriohjelmafi
dc.programme.majorArkkitehtuurifi
dc.programme.mcodeARTS3103fi
dc.subject.keywordwood architectureen
dc.subject.keywordroundwooden
dc.subject.keywordbiodiversityen
dc.subject.keywordreuseen
dc.subject.keywordfabricationen
dc.subject.keywordcarbon storageen
dc.titlePost-mortem inosculation: Experimental architectural wood joinery utilizing living knots in small-diameter roundwooden
dc.typeG2 Pro gradu, diplomityöfi
dc.type.ontasotMaster's thesisen
dc.type.ontasotMaisterin opinnäytefi
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local.aalto.openaccessyes
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