The Suspended Remnants - Timber Pavilion, which is part of the Future Timber Hub Project "Alternative uses for under-valued sawmill products in innovative timber structures" has been entered into the 2020 Good Design Awards. Thank you to our research collaborators, Swinburne University of Technology (special mention to Canhui Chen), who submitted the entry with The University of Queensland.
Kim Baber, Chief Investigator, explained the merits "The design process developed for this project is exciting as it has the potential to yield greater volumes of structural grade timber from otherwise undervalued timber stock, and this has wide range of potential applications”.
Australia’s annual Good Design Awards program is one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958. It is recognised by the World Design Organization (WDO) as Australia’s peak international design endorsement program.
Winners will be celebrated at the Good Design Awards Ceremony being held in Sydney in October 2020.
The Suspended remnants Pavilion was designed and fabricated using a bespoke computational tool that combines the generation of structurally efficient geometry with a material inventory constraint.
Through automation, an inventory of timber members of short unique lengths, typically deemed unusable in the industry, are repurposed into high value architectural components.