To disseminate state-of-the-art information on the structural design and architecture of timber spatial structures and promote their use as an environmentally benign form of construction.
The Working Group has been developing the approach to bio-based materials in spatial structures, which is reflected in the changes of names of the working group, from Spatial Wood Structures, through Timber Spatial Structures to the current name Timber- and Bio-based Spatial Structures. The interests and activities of its members form the working group profile and the field covered today spans from timber gridshells, plate based timber structures, bamboo and paper structures to bio-inspired concepts in form-finding and material science. The Working group attracts both engineers and architects studying the use, development and innovation of timber- and bio-based materials and concepts in conception, design and production of spatial structures.
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All current members of the Working Group are members of the IASS. The Working Group welcomes additional members who have an interest in the mission and objectives of the group; those IASS members interested should please contact one of the Chairs of the Working Group (Find e-mail addresses in the IASS Directory by logging in).