Knotted installation proposes ways to reduce timber waste

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LOG KNOT‘s form references how forests are extracted for resources in a perpetual cycle of harvesting and regrowth. (Courtesy Cornell Robotic Construction Laboratory)

When a tree is harvested for wood, what happens to the pieces that aren’t ramrod straight? An installation designed by Cornell University’s Robotic Construction Laboratory (RCL) proposes an answer to that question and has used robotic fabrication to build a self-supporting structure from rejected wood cuts.

LOG KNOT was commissioned as part of Cornell’s Council for the Arts 2018 Biennial and installed on Cornell’s Agriculture Quad

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