An exploration of different methods of integrating direct material feedback in industrial glulam production at Blumer Lehmann AG, Switzerland in spring 2017.
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.