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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Metal Spatial Structures

A study of the history of the corrugated metal plate used in architecture and the prospection of this material

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Metal Spatial Structures
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: A study of the history of the corrugated metal plate used in architecture and the prospection of this material
  • Author(s): Haining Li, Shuhei Endo
  • Keywords: corrugated metal plate, architecture, design, history, evolution
Abstract
In this study, we attempted to organize the history of the corrugated metal plate, find out the usage of it in each period since its invention, and then we summarized the historical assessment and the prospection of this material. The corrugated metal plate has been recognized generally as an exterior material which is cheap and functional. However, in this study we found out that it also has been used effectively in terms of design. Especially, After the World War II, the thickness of the plate was standardized into two series (the series 1 which is thinner, and the series 2 which is thicker). Cases using the thicker type for the structure also appeared after the war, including the Kenji Kawai House. In this paper, we collected typical cases in each period, and described the style and the usage of the corrugated metal plate in design.

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