Constructing correctly in wood: new insights into timber technology approaches through purist and liberalist schools of thought.

TANG, Gabriel and CHILTON, John (2019). Constructing correctly in wood: new insights into timber technology approaches through purist and liberalist schools of thought. In: BIANCONI, Fabio and FILIPPUCCI, Marco, (eds.) Digital wood design: innovative techniques of representation in architectural design. Lecture notes in civil engineering (24). Springer, 871-894.

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    Abstract

    Conventionally, technology-based articles focus on methods by which architects and engineers designed and built to present new methods, materials to evidence novelty in technical terms. This paper does not do that. Instead, through a current overview of past and present timber practices, it will present a new cultural perspective by looking at timber technology from purist and liberalist approaches. Indicating a moralistic sensibility of what "constructing correctly" in wood means to them, with these two attitudes implying inherent values, this paper seeks to project a new cultural dimension on technology. More importantly, the approaches convincingly reflects our relationship with digital technology, as timber culture and tradition come to terms with the inevitability of the digital age.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Series ISSN 2366-2557
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03676-8
    Page Range: 871-894
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2019 09:32
    Last Modified: 26 Feb 2019 11:50
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23439

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