Mass Timber

By Nirav Jhaveri  |  25 Nov 2021
  • Location:  Boston, United States of America (USA)
  • Year:  2018
  • Work Type:  Student
  • Institute:  Boston Architectural College
  • Status:  Conceptual
  • Instructor:  Nelson Byun

Mass timber studio exploring CLT and Gluelam construction. The concept of “Cracking of Wood” is explored by layering CLT panels to form intersecting beams and columns of varying thickness. Circular floor panels are layered on top of each other and gaps are filled with wooden slats to house HVAC services. The entire structure gives the experience of the texture of wood.

The site is located in Boston Seaport District, and the program consists of mixed used commercial spaces with floor plans having a central courtyard and balconies on outer perimeter. Four circular cores consists of two elevators and two egress stairs. Interiors paces can be customized as per needs.

Architecture   |  Civic   |  Commercial   |  Educational

Typical Floor Plan

Building Section

Structural Section

Structural Modules

Facade Modules

Structural Connections

Ground Floor Plan