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Self Built City consists of a post + beam structure that allows the residents to vertically/horizontally expand the floor area of their homes as their needs change over time.


For this study, only a portion of the structure was taken into consideration and various options were studied based on the structural method.


Option I: Exposed Glulam Beam


Structural calculations of the Glulam Beam


Option II: CLT panels were used instead of glulam beams.

Structural calculation of CLT Panels


Option III: LVL panels were used instead of CLT panels.

Structural calculation of LVL Panels

                                                                              Comparison of three structural systems












Study on Structural Mass Timber systems  is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Mass Timber Design in 2021/2022 by:
Students: Esin Aydemir Faculty: Felipe Riola