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.
The Elytra Filament Pavilion has received the German Design Award 2018 in the Architecture Category. Innochain researcher James Solly (ESR08) was a member of the multidiscplinary team of engineers and architects from the ITKE and ICD at the University of Stuttgart who designed and realised this...
Progress update and some thoughts about data, a new modelling workflow, and revisiting the last demonstrator.
AUTHORS: James Solly and Saman Saffarian
Lightweight, Long-Span Fibrous Construction
This is the video from the project’s presentation at the Design Probes Exhibition in Vienna, earlier this month.
In its current stage, the research has investigated the state of the art in CFD integration through a number of key experiments – design probes – with similar objectives that aim to...