Tree Fork Truss
Design + Make studio project. A robotically fabricated structure spanning 25 x 10 x 8m and composed of 20 distinct tree forks. The project focussed on developing a workflow for using complex pieces tree pieces disregarded by the timber industry. A survey of Hooke identified 204 potential forks in standing trees. 25 trees were felled with our forester. Detailed 3D scans were generated for each fork, and a script developed to optimise their arrangement. After machining each with a robotic arm, the forks were assembled in to two halves before moving to site.
Published in Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016 (PDF)