Japanese wooden joints belong to the most complicated yet efficient methods to join two pieces of wood.
The task was to analyze a traditional Japanese timber joint in order to develop a deep understanding of its geometric specificity. The next step was to translate the main principles into an updated version for the 21st Century as an intriguing sculptural timber primitive while still keeping the main function.
Parametric design was achieved in Autodesk Maya and a fully parametric model in Digital Projects by GehryTech. Following principles of addition and variation, we had to develop our primitive parametrically in a way that allows it to adapt to variable local conditions. In the production part, we used CNC manufacturing techniques to produce two physical wooden models in the scale 1:1