This paper explores how the Dougong components could be reinvented through the use of parametric tools and robotic fabrication methods and thus applied to contemporary architectural structures.
This study aims at suggesting "fractal" as a suited way of interpreting contemporary architecture and of exploring its potential as a new 21st century paradigm.
This paper describes a designer-friendly computational method to design and fabricate a class of curve-folded geometries - our proposed method generates developable surfaces that are curved-foldable, skeletal representations of a given user defined, convex mesh.
This paper uses the thrust network method of analysis and presents an iterative nonlinear optimization algorithm for efficiently approximating freeform shapes by self-supporting ones.
The approach presented in this paper allows feedback between the parametric input of starting geometry and material characteristics, and the output geometry and internal stress.
This paper discusses the development of a kit of parts of reciprocal bending-active components based on a selection of polyhedral dome types.
This paper presents and discusses the digital modelling methods used for the design of the pavilion, as well as the lessons learned by real scale fabrication and assembly.
In this article, we briefly present the literature focusing on curved folding in computational geometry, as well as the scope and description of a subclass of curved folding operation.
This study discusses about biomimicry which is sustainable innovation inspired by Earth’s diverse lifeforms which embody high-performance and resource-efficient design solutions.
The main objective of this paper is to highlight the natural strategies of solving the problems of sustainable architectural design as an integrated approach for the knowledge of the secrets of sustainability.
This research aims to examine biomimicry in architecture as a potential solution to sustainable building design. It analyses the basic principles and advances in biomimicry in architectural design and discusses five case studies to study how biomimicry has so far been applied in the built environment.
This thesis aims to study the theoretical fundamentals of this concept, explain its methodologies, and demonstrate its applicability in architecture.
This paper explains the construction scheme of a modular post formed gridshell. The scheme and the module are designed to efficiently handle both Form Finding, Fabrication and Raising, and they are tested through the construction of a full scale pavilion in Trondheim, Norway.
A novel method for automatic triangular grid generation on a free-form surface based on Coulomb’s law is proposed in this paper, which we refer to as the particle self-organizing system (PSOS).
This PhD thesis aims to provide an indepth analysis on the applicability of the active bending principle to the design of lightweight structures, in particular pedestrian bridges.
In this paper structures that actively use bending as a self-forming process are reviewed. By bringing together important material developments and various historical as well as recently built samples of such structures, the aim is to show coherences in their design approach, structural systems and behavior.
This thesis presents a design-oriented methodology for the design, optimization and construction of sequentially erected elastic timber gridshells.
This paper describes timber gridshell design methods and building techniques. The authors’ experience with such projects is used to highlight the advantages of timber gridshells. Relevant built examples are presented and their formfinding and analysis methods are discussed.
In this thesis, a novel approach for the manufacturing of curved timber building components is proposed and analyzed.
In this paper, a ‘facilitating’ numerical framework is introduced in which, for a given continuous reference shape, a geometrically similar discrete model is found by implementation of a six degree of freedom formulation of the Dynamic Relaxation method, to handle members bending and torsional stiffness.
This thesis demonstrates the conception of the worldwide first double-story robotically assembled timber structure, explain its fabrication processes including an integrated envelope, and conclude by analyzing the robotic fabrication technologies in terms of their efficiency and structural and functional capabilities and limits.
This paper presents methods and techniques to robotically prefabricate timber frame modules. The key challenge of this research lies in enabling the digitally informed and fabricated spatial assembly of timber beams into prefabricated timber frame modules.
This paper introduces a variant of the timber grid shell, the timber Voronoi shell, whose surface is reticulated by Voronoi tessellation and whose edges are made of discrete dimensional timber. This work explores form-finding methods of the Voronoi shell as a compressive funicular shell.
In this study, They show a way to overcome the mentioned limitations by self-shaping gridshell systems, focusing on orthogonal and interconnected narrow wood bilayer strips.
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