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:
In order to minimize the amount of cement involved in concrete constructions, the concrete industry today chooses to reduce the share of cement in the total mass of concrete. This approach leads to lower mechanical properties of concrete, resulting in thicker floor slabs and massive beams.
The Monolithic Earthen Shells project recieves the ACADIA Autodesk 2017 award for Emerging research.
Authors: Stephanie Chaltiel and Maite Bravo are very honoured to recieve the prize.
Extract from the ACADIA 2017 proceeding on the Earthen Shells project:
This project explores the...
The Monolithic Shells robotic Fabrication project has been published in 7 international conferences recently including: in the proceedings of IASS Hamburg 2017, Ecaade Roma 2017, DMSParis 2017, Fab 13 Santiago de Chile, ACADIA MIT Boston. Most have been presented live including the challenging...
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