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Strata-Sphere Szymberski, Christopher; Scott, Heather Anne; Strecker, Kristina; Aitken, Stephanie


The intention of this project was to extend an exploration of building with wood, its unique characteristics as a material, and the use of wood joinery techniques. The result is a building system based on modular pieces of plywood joined by way of both compression and tension and an overlapping/underlapping method of attachment. Originally born from a studio project lead by AnnaLisa Meyboom, students were instructed to explore different wood products and methods of joining inspired by traditional knowledge and augmented by the application of new fabrication technologies and simulated modeling software. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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