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


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Design for the 21st Century

Hinged Folded Festival Pavilion邦embrane Bearing in Lightweight Dismountable Structures

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Design for the 21st Century
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: Hinged Folded Festival Pavilion邦embrane Bearing in Lightweight Dismountable Structures
  • Author(s): Manfred Grohmann, Philipp Eisenbach, Moritz Rumpf, Cynthia Ward
  • Keywords: Folded structures, hinged joints, conceptual design, morphology, form finding, optimization, spatial structures, membrane structures, digital fabrication
Abstract
Lightweight and dismountable structures are valuable examples in future building industry. Not only due to aesthetical reasons but also in order to use material in a resource conserving way. An increasing speed of changes of user demands of the built environment results in the exertion of temporary structures ensuring not only a quick installation but also an unpretentious de- and reassembly. Folded structures as well as tessellated freeform structures with a load bearing behaviour reduced to membrane action allow the application of fully hinged connections at the adjacent edges of the surfaces. In consequence the construction of the joints can be simplified to modular low-tech systems with no constraints to the global geometry of the architectural design. A one-semester student project entitled エBurning Man and Friendsエ at the School of Architecture of the University of Kassel worked on the paradigm stated above in an educational setting.

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