Developing the Stavne Timber Block; Life Cycle Design in practice

A.S. Nordby, K.S. Wigum, B. Berge

This paper reports on a development project where a prototype building component in massive wood is being redesigned for full scale production. By utilizing reclaimed wood, the environmental efficiency of local material loops is improved. The component facilitates flexibility in construction and user phase, and also future reuse. Furthermore, the block intervenes with work adaptation in the production line as well as with lifestyle and identity for the users. Through simplicity of construction, the block supports self-building and thus economically feasible dwellings. This paper describes the criteria for the development process and discusses their influence on the construction method.

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