Fabricate 2017 Paper on the Elytra Pavilion
Innochain ESR James Solly (ESR08), working on the research topic Virtual Prototyping FRP, presented at the Fabricate 2017 conference in Stuttgart, Germany in April 2017 alongside co-authors Marshall Prado and Moritz Doerstelmann of the ICD.
If FRP is the material solution for climate adaptive building envelopes, then the question is, how will it impact architecture.
AUTHOR: JAMES SOLLY
There are a multitude of forming processes available for the fabrication of Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) components, from simple hand lay-ups to heavily automated industrial processes.
“Coreless Filament Winding” is a variation on typing...
Jan Knippers specialises in complex parametrical generated structures for roofs and façades, as well as the use of innovative materials such as glass-fibre reinforced polymers.
Current practices emphasise the stiffness of material to ensure structural performance. Building systems such as louvers or other adjustable shading systems and employ mechanical means to activate change.