Integrated design of sustainable architectures with wood for the future
1The University of Tokyo (Japan), 2Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)
We have seen the great development of the timber industry in the past decades ranging from materials to construction systems. The increasing number of multi-storey timber constructions is a good example. However, the focus of the development has been mostly on the structural performance of the materials/systems in order to ensure the structural safety. For the further development of the timber industry, it is crucial to enhance the holistic sustainability of timber constructions considering environmental, economic and social aspects. The performances to be better engineered and integrated in the design process would be durability, indoor comfort, energy efficiency and lifecycle environmental impact. The mini-symposium will focus on the demands of the integrated design of timber constructions in the future. Innovative design concepts as well as methodologies will be presented and discussed. In order to address the importance of the local contexts such as material availability, climate difference, local economy and local legal frameworks, the speakers will be invited from different regions of the world.
Submit an abstract to this mini-symposium here.