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


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: New Approaches, Materials & Construction Methods

Foldfinding- a novel approach to the design and fabrication of folded structures

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: New Approaches, Materials & Construction Methods
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: Foldfinding- a novel approach to the design and fabrication of folded structures
  • Author(s): Tal Friedman
  • Keywords: folded structures, origami in architecture, optimization, FEM, digital fabrication, parametric design
Abstract
The paper describes the design and fabrication process of a folded Origami inspired pavilion created from Composite Aluminum boards. It is a case study of a novel general approach for folded structures. The project tries to incorporate traditional Origami folding techniques in the realm of architecture by introducing a fabrication method which does not only resemble Origami in its exterior form but is also fabricated in a similar fashion by folding the material to its final position. An approach was developed in order to produce an adaptable system that would incorporate construction details and optimize itself for fabrication restraints and material thickness using digital algorithms. When folded to its predetermined form, the structure would prove to be a self supporting thin shell monocoque without the need for a sub structure while incorporating a cantilever on both ends. The project was analyzed with a designated FEA approach developed for the project.

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