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 New wood- and bio-based construction as enabler of contemporary architecture
Andreas Falk
Royal Inst. of Technology KTH

Stockolm - Sweden
 Ian Smith
University of New Brunswick

Fredericton - Canada

Globally renewable resources are gaining market in response to the changing needs and continued growth of our built environment. In sustainability perspective wood- and bio-based materials and products imply a potential alternative in many applications and so-called engineered wood products (EWP) show versatile properties and potential efficiency, which can support the needed societal development. New bio-based materials and products also enable new structural and architectural design solutions, which are in focus of this mini-symposium. How can the renewable bio-based resources be utilised in construction and what effect can innovation and development in this field have on structural and architectural design and functionality?   

Everyday Tectonics? Critical call for current tectonic theories and
practices in everyday architecture

Marie Frier Hvejsel
Aalborg University
Department of Architecture'
Aalborg, Denmark
 Anne Beim
Royal Danish Academy of
Fine Arts

Everyday architecture may be considered as mundane or as 'a-tectonic', whereas thorough tectonic reflections are often considered as part of more advanced and high-end architecture that holds iconic status. This mini-symposium critically addresses such understandings and intends to question how everyday architecture can be qualified by means of general tectonic considerations.

Questions that are raised: How to position and release this potential within the economical and technical conditions that govern everyday architecture? Which technological innovations can be developed as part of a tectonic approach to everyday architecture? And what is the role of the architect and engineer in this matter?

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