Idea

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T-LAB: Timber Laboratory for Co-operative Living

Description

In response to Open Source Wood Initiative EASA 2020 Challenge, we present T-LAB: Timber Laboratory for Co-operative Living. The T-Lab project proposes a modular multi-story housing concept using the elements and modules available at opensourcewood.com. The project responds to the challenges of urbanization and increasing the densification of city structures through an architectural, social, and environmental lens. The main material of the building is wood, specifically Metsä Wood's Kerto LVL. The proposal is comprised of a system of modules and building components that are ideal for offsite construction and are easily transferable to the construction site. The project is a viable alternative to traditional housing, proposing a cooperative building model whereby benefits of practicality and efficiency are carried through to the end-user. Project Team: Hannah Dalton and Jack Vickerman

Key benefit

Construction TImeline, Quality Control, Budget Effieciency, Making timber construction accessible, Flexibility of programme, Environmentally Sustainable

Material list

KERTO LVL Massive S-Column (reglued)
KERTO LVL Massive S-Joist
RIPA Roof Element (Long)
KERTO LVL Glassfacades
XL KERTO LVL Q-Panel
KERTO LVL T-stud panel
SONANS Acoustic KERTO LVL Q-Panel
MetsaWood heavy-duty wire mesh plywood

Ecological values

Reduced Waste manufacturing Building Lifespan Sustainable material choice Open garden spaces promoting health and well-being amongst the users

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Specification

  • Economical span (mm)
  • Thickness (mm)
  • Airbourne sound reduction factor (dB)
  • Impact sound transmission (dB)
  • Resistance to fire class
  • Thermal properties

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Reviews

  • The proposal represents modular construction system that fits urban environments. With it, you can create many shapes and forms and also many functions that are required in today’s construction. It shows how from simple standard size module, one can create complex projects and floor plans. Basic module is constructed from prefabricated element and assembled together at construction site for easier transportation.
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