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Timber structures

ABSTRACT: Textiles are omnipresent in our everyday life. However, the fact that they have been used for architectural and structural applications since their invention is littleknown. In today’s world, the idea of applying textile principles on building scale goes way beyond those early attempts of shelter construction. On the one hand there are rigorous building regulations that have to be met. On the other hand there are new and exciting technologies and materials that can be employed.