Tautwood is a research project which aim to explore a constructive system based on bending stripes of 6mm thick plywood. The work started with the study of the elastic properties of the material (the geometry of the curve a stripe of plywood outline while stressed, the maximum strain it can tolerate before to brake). The information collected through the analysis was then used to feed an algorithm which could simulate in a 3D model the bending of the wood, and provide the outline of the flat pieces required to produce it from a 2D material. The result of the experience was the construction of a small 1:1 modular pavillion.

Design & Fabrication: Guillaume Jami,  Francesco Milano,  Karen Antorveza
With the support of: TaMaCo, CheLa