Wood pulp will make architecture renewable and contribute to healthier living environments
Prof. Neumann and Prof. Meyboom are the latest faculty adding their research and expertise to the Pulp and Paper Centre with a focus on architecture and integrated structural engineering design.
“Canadian pulp can become a central part of building in Canada through wood fibre based insulation and other building materials. Environmentally friendly construction materials made from wood fibre can significantly enhance how we build and live.”
Prof. Oliver Neumann’s and Prof. Meyboom’s research includes the spatial, structural and environmental potential of wood-fibre based materials in design and building. Prof. Neumann is an Associate Professor and Prof. Meyboom is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Architecture program of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) in the Department of Applied Science at UBC.
“There is huge potential in pulp products for future materials and uses which we are only beginning to investigate. We anticipate a material revolution in nano-technological material and new composite materials based on pulp fibres. We look forward to collaborating on multidisciplinary research to invent the materials with which we live and build.”
Prof. Oliver Neumann’s and Prof. Meyboom’s research and teaching at UBC SALA includes a range of interdisciplinary investigations dealing with digital media, digital fabrication technologies, material developments and related structures, building methods and techniques. Prof. Neumann and Prof. Meyboom are also contributors to the newly established Chair of Wood Building Design and Construction at UBC.
For information on Prof. Neumann and Prof. Meyboom and their research (http://www.sala.ubc.ca/people/faculty/oliver-neumann and http://www.sala.ubc.ca/people/faculty/annalisa-meyboom)