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This was a collaborative project between the Mackintosh School of Architecture and Product Design Engineering. My group was challenged to develop a section of a small public building's outer skin using cross laminated timber.


The exterior facade would use Siberian Larch cladding, the various angles cast interesting shadows. Vacuum insulated panels provide extremely effective insulation for their thickness (with a U-value of 0.15 W/m2 K) but cannot be pierced so we designed a frame using battens, a nail and a hollow pin. Structural support is provided by cross laminated pine.


While other member of my group built the model (above), I made the scale drawing (below).