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Reversible Wooden Cassette

Modular LVL timber system

Reversible Wooden Cassette
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Wooden Cassette as facade.

Left: reassembled on-site at GTB Lab.
Right: after finishing.

Test of transformations: floor becomes roof, which becomes facade, which becomes terrace and again becomes facade with door, etc.

Assembly & disassembly zoom in

On-site assembly of reversible wooden cassette as floor at GTB Lab

Summary

The Reversible Wooden Cassette has been developed within the EU Horizon 2020 BAMB pilot with full reversibility in mind aiming at high reuse potential.

Details

Reversible Wooden Cassette is a LVL-based modular timber system with full reversibility in mind. LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) allows the construction of standardised reversible wooden cassettes which can be applied as floor, roof or facade components. Using prefabricated geometry and universal connections the reversible wooden envelope can serve as floor, roof, or ground slab. Locking half blind Dado joints allow the modularity of the wooden structure. Steel intermediary connections are fixing the wood on the load bearing base system of the GTB Lab Module.
Reversible Wooden Cassette is initiated by GTB Lab and first tested and used in the GTB Lab Module during the EU BAMB project.

Design

4D Architects

Manufacturer

TheNewMakers

Manufacturing location

Benedenrijweg 186, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands

Materials

Dimensions

Length:

Width:

Height (or depth):

Thickness:

3 025 mm

2 300 mm

165 mm

Shape

Surface damage

Hazardous materials

None

Material history

2019 - produced and assembled in Ridderkerk NL
2019 - 3 transformations
2021 - reused in GTB Lab, Heerlen NL

Circularity data

Omkeerbaar/Reversible BIM: het 3D-model met kleurcodering visualiseert per element het hergebruikpotentieel.
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Omkeerbaar/Reversible BIM: het 3D-model met kleurcodering visualiseert per element het hergebruikpotentieel.

Reuse Potential:

Recovery option

0.9

Direct reuse

Embodied mass:

Embodied carbon:

72 kg

87 kg CO2

No. of elements:

No. of relations:

No. of disassembly steps:

No. of standardized relations:

10

12

6

Avoided waste:

Avoided carbon:

53 kg

64 kg CO2

Reversible Wooden Cassette

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Remaining Technical Life Cycle:

71 year

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