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


IASS Symposium 2014

SESSION: General 6: Conceptual Design

Design and fabrication of a reciprocal trees pavillion

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: General 6: Conceptual Design
  • Title: Design and fabrication of a reciprocal trees pavillion
  • Author(s): Dario PARIGI
  • Keywords: Reciprocal structures, free-form, digital fabrication, workshop
Abstract
The paper present the pavilion realized during a 5-day long workshop part of the Performance-Aided Design course taken by the students of the Master of Science in Architecture and Design at Aalborg University. The structure has been designed and fabricated with the application of the methodologies and tools presented in the course, in relation to embedded tectonics methodology. The structure is based on the principle of reciprocity, a construction system used in the past, among the others, by Leonardo da Vinci. The pavilion aim is to show the potential of the application of new computational tool to traditional construction systems. The geometry of the network of elements is a property emerging, bottom-up, from the complex and simultaneous interaction among all the elements in the configuration. The structure was designed using the “Reciprocalizer”, an agile design tool for reciprocal structures developed by Dario Parigi and fabricated with a purposely developed fabrication machine.

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