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Extremely heavy and incredibly light: Performative assemblies in dynamic environments
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Architectural Technologies.
Staatliche Hochschule für bildende Künste Staedelschule.
2013 (English)In: Open Systems - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2013: / [ed] Rudi Stouffs, Patrick Janssen, Stanislav Roudavski, Bige Tunçer, Singapore: The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Hong Kong, and Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA), Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore , 2013, 469-478 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This research addresses the design and negotiation of two kinds of assemblies that are similar in topology but fundamentally different in performance. Firstly, Topological Interlocking Assemblies (TA) are made of solid elements. Their overall structural integrity relies on each element being kinematical constraint by its neighbours. Secondly, Bell Kites, similar in topology but fundamentally different in performance these kites are made of clusters of tetrahedrons. While TAare heavy, massive and exposed to gravity Bell Kites are super light and dominantly driven by wind forces. These two instances formulate the opposing ends of a spectrum in which a new system, one that is capable of covering the full range of performance, is developed and re-conceptualized in architectural context. The research seeks designinnovation by scrutinizing systems that are not yet part of the architectural ecosystem. Mapping out their performative characteristics and developing their spatial and programmatic potential through conscious design moves explore the potential for architectural applications. The work presented in this paper is the result of a design research studio of the Architecture and Performative Design Class at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt.

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Singapore: The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Hong Kong, and Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA), Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore , 2013. 469-478 p.
Keyword [en]
Topology, interlocking, bell kite, modular, adjacency
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Architectural Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-122430ISI: 000351496100046Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84894147278ISBN: 978-988190264-1 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-122430DiVA: diva2:622328
Conference
18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Open Systems, CAADRIA 2013; Singapore; Singapore; 15 May 2013 through 18 May 2013
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
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QC 20130821

Available from: 2013-05-21 Created: 2013-05-21 Last updated: 2015-12-08Bibliographically approved

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