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


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Conceptual Design

Performative Wood − Digital Production of Individualized Joints by Wood Constructions using Robotic Arms

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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: Performative Wood − Digital Production of Individualized Joints by Wood Constructions using Robotic Arms
  • Author(s): Baris Cokcan, Johannes Braumann, Sigrid Brell-Cokcan, Martin Trautz
  • Keywords: wooden structures, wood joints, shell structures, digital fabrication, file to factory, computational design, robotic production
Abstract
New digital design methods allow architects to easily create and plan free-formed buildings. However it is common that just before production starts contractors need a significant additional effort and data processing to enable the production. In projects with complex geometric aspects, people casually refer to 'File to Factory' which should facilitate the production process. However, we believe that this does not reflect reality: A close collaboration is needed between architects and e.g. carpenters to effectively understand and use joinery machines to directly link design with the production of wooden joints. Our goal is to involve architects in different material production processes and to provide a material-based technology transfer. It is here that multifunctional machines such as industrial robots offer a new alternative for digitally controlled production methods and can also serve as information carriers. The large scale project 'Duzce Teknopark' makes a clear statement regarding this production integrated design methodology.

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