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018: Waste Wood Canopy with Olga Popovic Larsen and Jens Larsen
Episode 1821st March 2023 • Unstruct • Kari Sebern // Gābl Media
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Reciprocal framing creates a grid-like patterned structure, relying on a system for load transfer instead of single element-to-element load transfer.  While visually pleasing, the analysis of this type of system can be somewhat complex.  However, with the advancement of parametric design tools coupled with the sustainability benefits of this type of system, it becomes easier to design and is a good fit for material reuse.  

Dr. Olga Popovic Larsen, MSc, Architect MAA is a structural engineer, architect and Professor of Structures in Architecture at The Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, Denmark and expert and published author in Reciprocal Frame Architecture.  

Jens Hübertz Larsen, MSc, MIStructE is a Senior Project Manager at COWI Consulting Engineers in Copenhagen, Denmark and is well versed in the structural design and construction implementation of Reciprocal Frame Structures.

In this episode, we discuss the Waste Wood Canopy.  Through research and full-scale testing, the design team was able to use reclaimed wood pieces and develop customized and repetitive connections that ultimately proved instrumental to the success of this project.

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