Wood Joints - Expression of Tectonic Culture

Udo Thönnissen

Materials Hub ETH Zurich
and other insitutions

May 2019 - May 2021

Wood joints reflect the different building cultures in timber construction. They are shaped by climate and material, but also by aesthetic values.

An exhibition of the material collection in the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich shows traditional, pure wood connections from Europe and the Anglo-Saxon area, as well as from China and Japan. It also illustrates how wood joints are used in current and future construction projects.

In October 2019 the exhibition went to ZHAW Winterthur.

Further events where:

February 2021 at the Hochschule Lucerne

April2021 at the University Liechtenstein