BAT_02 – Adaptive hybrid bending-active tensile meeting room – in collaboration with Seiichi Suzuki and Foster + Partners
James (ESR08) and Sam (ESR12) both attended the Acadia 2017 “Disciplines and Disruption” Conference at MIT in Boston, 2nd-4th November 2017.
During the conference, our colleagues from the ICD (Institute of Computational Design and Construction) presented the paper:
Unlike conventional cable-nets that typically use evenly spaced cables laid out in an orthogonal-grid, introducing irregular patterns into the form-finding process of cable structures enables designs with non-directional grids and varying cable concentration.
Masterclass: EXPLORING SOFTWARE APPROACHES IN SIMULATING BENDING-ACTIVE SYSTEMS. At IASS Annual Symposium 2017, 22-24 Sept. 2017, Hamburg, Germany, co-organised as Training School by COST Action TU1303 ‚Novel Structural Skins‘ Trainers: Riccardo La Magna, Philipp Längst, Gregory Quinn with special support of Julian Lienhard, Daniel Piker and Anna Bauer
Bending-active tensile hybrid structures refers to the coupling of bending- and tension-form-active components within a unique and stiffer construct. The variety of possible shapes applicable to the design of these structures demands new ideas around real-time physics-based simulations for the development of more flexible and interactive design spaces.
This paper investigates and demonstrates the structural and architectural potentials of torsion in plate elements for bending-active tensile structures and evaluates the limits to which torsion can be employed in plate-hybrid structures. Bending‐active tensile structures are a novel typology of lightweight structures utilizing integrated bending-active elements as support for a membrane structure.