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
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings 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
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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Timber
Concrete construction
Bearings (structural)
Fabrication
Plywood
Precast concrete
Industrial plants
Tuning

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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). Cambridge, UK: Riverside Architectural Press.
Maxwell, Iain ; Pigram, Dave ; Pederson, Ole Egholm ; Larsen, Niels Martin. / Fabrication aware form-finding a combined quasi-reciprocal timber and discontinuous post-tensioned concrete structure. ACADIA 2014 Design Agency: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture. editor / David Gerber ; Alvin Huang ; Jose Sanchez. Cambridge, UK : Riverside Architectural Press, 2014. pp. 375-384
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Maxwell, I, Pigram, D, Pederson, OE & Larsen, NM 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. Riverside Architectural Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 375-384, 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture: Design Agency, ACADIA 2014, Los Angeles, United States, 23/10/14.

Fabrication aware form-finding a combined quasi-reciprocal timber and discontinuous post-tensioned concrete structure. / Maxwell, Iain; Pigram, Dave; Pederson, Ole Egholm; Larsen, Niels Martin.

ACADIA 2014 Design Agency: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture. ed. / David Gerber; Alvin Huang; Jose Sanchez. Cambridge, UK : Riverside Architectural Press, 2014. p. 375-384.

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Maxwell I, Pigram D, Pederson OE, Larsen NM. Fabrication aware form-finding a combined quasi-reciprocal timber and discontinuous post-tensioned concrete structure. In Gerber D, Huang A, Sanchez J, editors, ACADIA 2014 Design Agency: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture. Cambridge, UK: Riverside Architectural Press. 2014. p. 375-384