Cliphut System


Based in the material features as flexibility and stability, we started a research about wood joints, which in turn generated a construct system. Thus the whole is generated from the unfolding or replication of its minimum modulus (detail), respecting the properties of the material and optimizing its use. Besides being a renewable and recyclable material, wood panels are easily find all over the world, which allows manufacturing the parts near the construction area, reducing the cost of transportation and developing the local market. The combination of the clip that facilitates the connections with its layer-by-layer building system ensures that the construction is always stable throughout the entire process. This condition allows non-specialized people using only a rubber hammer be part to the assembly process and it makes the system ideal in an accelerated and organic urban development society. All team members: Thomaz Vieira ( System Developer Head of the project ) Tomás Mena ( Project Developer Head of Data Management ) Maria Wilkens ( Project Manager Head of Media )

Key benefit

Adaptable to any need, fast to assemble and disassemble, economic and sustainable use of the material

Material list

1- CNC 3 axis machine. to cut the wood panels and produce the pieces.
2- 3d printer and ABS filamento to produce the facade keys.
3- For the facade, basically, you can use any waterproof material, including wood.

Ecological values

Optimized use of the material, adaptable and reusable, locally produced and customized, using a recyclable material that can be find all over the world.



  • Economical span (mm)
  • Thickness (mm)
  • Airbourne sound reduction factor (dB)
  • Impact sound transmission (dB)
  • Resistance to fire class
  • Thermal properties 6.9 R 0.145 U



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  • The flexibility and speed of contruction are amazing and seem efficient.
  • First idea that I have seen where handful of pieces could be used to construct almost any building shape. Use of plug-in connection between prefabricated components can offer fast installation on-site.


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