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Wild Wood Solar Kiln

This research proposes a computation workflow to build architectural structures with non-marketable bifurcated tree branches. These branches often have small diameters, crotches, knots, and kinks. They are non-standard, and therefore, difficult to build with. A digital work environment was created to pair human intuition with optimization and construct a shell structure from bifurcated three-chord tree branches. This workflow includes, digitally scanning a material inventory, processing the digital inventory, matching inventory onto a target structure with the Hungarian Matching Algorithm, and structural analysis. Design and computation merge to normalize the generation of architectural form with irregular building materials.

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