Design and Fabrication of a Reciprocal Trees Pavilion

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Abstract

The paper present the pavilion realized during a 5-day long workshop part of the Performance-Aided Design course taken by the students of the Master of Science in Architecture and Design at Aalborg University. The structure has been designed and fabricated with the application of the methodologies and tools presented in the course, in relation to embedded tectonics methodology.

The structure is based on the principle of reciprocity, a construction system used in the past, among the others, by Leonardo da Vinci. The pavilion aim is to show the potential of the application of new computational tool to traditional construction systems. The geometry of the network of elements is a property emerging, bottom-up, from the complex and simultaneous interaction among all the elements in the configuration. The structure was designed using the “Reciprocalizer”, an agile deign tool for reciprocal structures developed by Dario Parigi and fabricated with a purposely developed fabrication machine.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASS-SLTE 2014 Symposium : Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints
EditorsReyolando M. L. R. F. Brasil, Ruy M. O. Pauletti
Number of pages8
PublisherInternational Association for Shell and Spatial Structures - Latin American Network on Tensile Structures (IASS-SLTE 2014)
Publication date2014
Article number50
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Association for Shell and Spatial Structures - Latin American Network on Tensile Structures: Shells, Membranes and Spatial S tructures: “Footprints” - Ulysses Guimarães Con v ention Cent er, Brasilia, Brazil
Duration: 15 Sep 201419 Sep 2014
Conference number: 2014

Conference

ConferenceInternational Association for Shell and Spatial Structures - Latin American Network on Tensile Structures
Number2014
LocationUlysses Guimarães Con v ention Cent er
CountryBrazil
CityBrasilia
Period15/09/201419/09/2014

Keywords

  • Reciprocal structures
  • Free-form
  • Digital fabrication
  • Workshop

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