Fabrication aware form-finding a combined quasi-reciprocal timber and discontinuous post-tensioned concrete structure

Iain Maxwell, Dave Pigram, Ole Egholm Pederson, Niels Martin Larsen

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Abstract

This paper describes a design and construction method that combines two distinct material systems with fabrication aware form-finding and file-to-factory workflows. The method enables the fluent creation of complex materially efficient structures comprising high populations of geometrically unique parts. The first material system employs a novel rotated joint design to allow the structural tuning of quasi-reciprocal timber frame elements fabricated from multi-axis machined plywood sheet stock. The second employs discontinuous post-tensioning to assemble unique precast concrete components into load-bearing structures, significantly reducing or eliminating false work during assembly. The method is tested with the construction of a research pavilion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACADIA 2014 - Design Agency: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
EditorsDavid Gerber, Alvin Huang, Jose Sanchez
Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
PublisherRiverside Architectural Press
Pages375-384
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781926724515
ISBN (Print)9781926724478
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event34th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture: Design Agency, ACADIA 2014 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 23 Oct 201425 Oct 2014

Conference

Conference34th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture: Design Agency, ACADIA 2014
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period23/10/1425/10/14

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    Maxwell, I., Pigram, D., Pederson, O. E., & Larsen, N. M. (2014). Fabrication aware form-finding a combined quasi-reciprocal timber and discontinuous post-tensioned concrete structure. In D. Gerber, A. Huang, & J. Sanchez (Eds.), ACADIA 2014 - Design Agency: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (pp. 375-384). Riverside Architectural Press. http://papers.cumincad.org/data/works/att/acadia14_375.content.pdf