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


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Conceptual Design

Design of a novel tensile shading system with cellular structure using coated textiles

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Conceptual Design
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: Design of a novel tensile shading system with cellular structure using coated textiles
  • Author(s): Salvatore Viscuso, Alessandra Zanelli
  • Keywords: textile facade, membrane shading system, origami, cellular structure, conceptual design, performative design, form finding, daylight analysis, structural optimization, material optimization
Abstract
The paper deals with a novel textile component for shading curtain walls, and methods for manufacturing it. Starting from the state of the art of textile facade systems, a new cellular structure based on the 'Oirigami Honeycomb' pattern is presented, which has the double advantage of a reduced and variable thickness on the transversal facade section and the double-curved large span porous frontal skin. The new component, called 'Textile Voronoi' aims to provide on-site a multi-adaptable honeycomb pre-fabricated panel that can be differently stretched on the facade, alternating crowded parts with more opened ones. The cellular structure also allows reducing the amount of structural elements compared to current structural textile skins, due to the tensional balance between each cell of the matrix. The paper demonstrates that is feasible to get customized cross-section (thickness) of the shading systems and contemporarily a wide dimensional variation of the frontal cells in the facade.

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