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

IASS Symposium 2014

SESSION: General 8: Structural Morphology

Bambú-Flex Dome

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: General 8: Structural Morphology
  • Title: Bambú-Flex Dome
  • Author(s): Jaime Andrés SIMON CALLE, Josue Eber DE LA CRUZ MORI, Mauricio RODRIGUEZ ACOSTA
  • Keywords: Bamboo, Flexibility, Post form Structure, Efficiency, Tensegrity, Lath, Modular Prototipe
The dome, a full-scale prototype, is a modified implementation of the Bambú-Flex mechanism. This mechanism is created within a vision of efficient structural design, seeking light weight construction alternatives with bamboo. Its flexibility, adaptability and modular design, allows us to achieve this project with prefabricated parts that are post-formed during installation. This paper origin comes from obtaining a first place award in the international student competition organized by IASS - SLTE 2008, ACA -MEX. It was later presented as a paper at the IASS Congress 2009. This time we will make an overview of the mechanism focusing on the changes made for implementing this prototype. Bambu-Flex Dome is the result of experiences and reflections within the scope of research conducted at Bambu-Lab since its formation in 2012. We´ve been researching lightweight bamboo structural systems, taking advantage of its qualities as a rapidly recovering renewable resource, non-polluting, low-cost and feasible both as an industrial and handcrafted construction; which gives it high adaptability by integrating its lightweight and flexible nature with its morph-structural potential.

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