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IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints


IASS Symposium 2014

SESSION: General 1: Technical Detailing

Design, analysis and fabrication of expressive, efficient shell structures: a prototype exploring synergy between architecture, engineering and manufacture

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: General 1: Technical Detailing
  • Title: Design, analysis and fabrication of expressive, efficient shell structures: a prototype exploring synergy between architecture, engineering and manufacture
  • Author(s): Alicia NAHMAD VAZQUEZ, Shajay BHOOSHAN, Asbjorn SONDERGAARD, Chikara INAMURA, Joshua ZABEL , Mustafa EL-SAYED
  • Keywords: conceptual design, form finding, topology optimization, concrete shell structures,computational design tools, structural design and analysis, CNC routing, digital fabrication, emergent economy
Abstract
The research-prototype is a 4 x 5 x 2m, “topologically optimized” concrete shell that was designed and built in ten days. The prototype and this ensuing paper aim to extend the rich legacy of form-finding to adequately represent the complexities of scale, digital design systems and delivery mechanisms of contemporary architectural practice. They explore synergies in early design between architecture, structural engineering, and manufacturing.

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