Kerf Bending Pavilion


Creating a Roof Structure through Kerf Bending Plywood Sheets Pattern Design


Author: Shang Liu


Pavilion Design(Forest)

Shang ‘s thesis focuses on a special woodcraft technique Kerf Bending, which can make wood panel bendable. The purpose of the thesis is to create an extendable plywood sheet system base on Kerf bending pattern design and joint design. The thesis is developed from the research of the performance of kerf pattern to the optimization of the surface which is composited through plywood tiles. Then the thesis explores the possibility of scale the surface to building scale.


Plywood and Kerf Bending


Kerf Bending Products


Surface Design


Pavilion Design(Field)


Pavilion Design(Beach)


Pavilion Design(City)


Pavilion Design


Pavilion Design (Installation)