AA Design + Make Masters study at the Architectural Association Hooke Park

‘Tripod Frames’ idea

Realising that to allow a multi-directional moment connection with wood – it is easier to create an in-line moment than an out–of-line moment An arched branching roof structure was developed from the geometry of the fork, where the primary use of the forks is in the spine of the structure. Potential proposal is to erect the structure as a series of rigid tripod frames, resulting in a split-arch structure. The design idea evolved with functional inputs from the chipping company and structural inputs from ARUP.