School of Civil Engineering

The Centre for Future Timber Structures aims to contribute to many parts of the process leading to the successful construction of timber and timber hybrid structures.

We facilitate a number of engagement activities to facilitate knowledge sharing, professional engagement programs, and public showcasing of timber as a building material.

Fish Lane

Timber Structures at Fish Lane Follies

Fish Lane

Timber Structures at Fish Lane Follies

Fish Lane Follies

University of Queensland architecture and engineering students joined forces with Queensland Emerging Architect of the year Kim Baber to learn about, prototype and fabricate experimental plywood structures.

Taking their name from the 17th Century architectural term folly; a decorative building or structure located in parkland, the follies are actually high-tech creations built in the UQ Architecture digital fabrication lab. Using digital 3D modelling and manufacturing, students designed ‘skin and scale’ shapes that were laser cut from flat sheets of plywood and then bent and woven to make instillations people could sit on and climb into. Click here for more information.