Workshop T32 / Séminaire Scientifique Transforming Timber

The Intelligent Fabrication workshop will take place from June 20 to July 1 2022, and address real scale construction of timber roofs using digital workflows for the design, optimization and manufacturing processes.

Students will explore parametric modelling via Karamba 3D, a structural analysis tool implemented in the visual programming environment Grasshopper, running in Rhinoceros 3D. In parallel with the digital explorations, they will exhaust the material, test timber-timber connection concepts by digital fabrication to ultimately prototype, and assemble 5m*5m roofs. All projects will be structurally evaluated and receive a carbon footprint assessment for optimization during conception.

In parallel, a lecture series will host outstanding academics and practitioners involved in the field of digital fabrication, timber construction and parametric geometry.

Intelligent Fabrication workshop, 2022

Educational Team

Klaas De Rycke
Ludovic Regnault
Natacha Bou Akl
Abel Baronce
Alina Schuster
Clément Duroselle
Colomban de Mascarel
José Barba Ortega
Kristine Lindholm
Marc Serra Ureta
Mossaab Sjaai
Rudolf Kronhofer
Sandie Kate Fenton
Wyeth Dean Binder
Xavier Tiret


Mailys Fabre
Mohamed Karim Boussouf
Nigel Baldacchino
Ulysse Duhayon



As part of the annual INTELLIGENT FABRICATION workshop led by Klaas De Rycke at ÉNSA Versailles, a series of both online and offline lectures will be open to everyone.

The 2022 edition focuses on building timber roof structures using a parametric workflow for balancing structural performance and digital manufacturing.