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Regenerative Assemblage

Revival of traditional timber joints by digital fabrication methods

Related Staff : Christian Lange

Student: Hu Chi Hing Jason

This thesis examines the possibilities to bring back the lost beauty in the old technology of timber joinery in Asia by reinventing them with robotic fabrication methods and exploring its capacity to be a sustainable alternative for future architectural construction.

This project aims to suggest a new assembly system that upcycles timber material by joining recycled short elements by making multi-directional joints that allow for a longer span and greater height structures.

The thesis’s work is to set out an experiment of reusing abandoned timber pieces to regenerate a self-supportive column that turns into a roof structure.

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UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE