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


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Teaching Shell & Spatial Structures

Design and Fabrication of Modern Ger utilizing Pantadome System in Architectural Design Class

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Teaching Shell & Spatial Structures
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: Design and Fabrication of Modern Ger utilizing Pantadome System in Architectural Design Class
  • Author(s): Hiroyuki Tagawa, Yusei Tazaki, Kazuhiko Yanagisawa, Shigeyuki Okazaki, Mamoru Kawaguchi
  • Keywords: Pantadome, self-ascending, design and fabrication, architectural education, full-scale model, ger
Abstract
Every semester in the architectural design class at Mukogawa Women's University, graduate students are assigned to design and fabricate full-scale architecture. In 2013 a modern ger utilizing Pantadome system was designed and fabricated. Roof structure was fabricated at ground level and lifted up by means of the Pantadome mechanism. In 2014 more sophisticated ger with paper-tube was designed, fabricated and constructed on the site. In 2015 more technically advanced ger utilizing self-ascending Pantadome system was designed and fabricated. As several students outside the ger pulled the strings up or down, a roof ascended or descended. Through these hands-on experiences, students learned the mechanism of spatial structures, particularly the principle of Pantadome system and its application to spatial structures, as well as architectural design. This paper describes the whole process of design and fabrication of these ger structures utilizing Pantadome systems conducted in architectural design class.

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