Research carried out at IBOIS aims to provide answers to one of the main architectural challenges of our time, namely sustainable architecture. With growing awareness of the need to use renewable materials in building construction, timber has been increasingly popular among researchers. In fact, its use allows to satisfy the demands of contemporary architecture as well as the requirements for sustainable construction. Latest developments and innovations in this domain have shown high potential for the design of a new generation of timber structures. Integral mechanical attachments inspired by traditional woodworking joints allow the assembly of timber panels without mechanical fasteners or adhesive bonding, and digital fabrication and parametric geometries open up new dimensions for massive timber construction and prefabrication.