Parametric Folds Using the elasticity of polymers for a light weight structure

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Abstract

This project takes advantage of a dynamic structural quality found in high-density polymers in the development of a self-supporting lightweight structural envelope for the Nuit Blanche pavilion. The pavilion was developed to display a series of interactive art projects as part of the annual Nuit Blanche Festival in Paris. The project combines concepts from biology with digital design and fabrication methods to speculate on a new relation between structure, geometry, material and appearance. Before discussing the design research of the pavilion the paper will elaborate on our larger research goals in using digital technology to promote more environmentally responsible construction methods and the research values of projects at the scale of a pavilion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigital Physicality
EditorsHenri Achten, Jirí Pavlicek, Jaroslav Hulín, Dana Matejovská
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages181-189
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9789491207037
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event30th International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2012 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Sep 12 2012Sep 14 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference30th International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2012
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period9/12/129/14/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Education
  • Architecture

Keywords

  • Polymer
  • elasticity
  • lightweight structure
  • pavilion

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