Integration between design and analysis is becoming more significant, and requires an easy back and forward transfer between design and analysis geometry. Isogeometric analysis (IGA) is filling the gap between structural analysis (FEA) and design software (CAD).
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 Open Thesis Fabricaion applied research programme at the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC) is focusing this year on constructing a large scale 3D printed clay wall, which has just been erected at the Green Fab Lab in Valldaura.
As part of my research I have been...
Paul Poinet (ESR06) and I recently collaborated on a competition proposal for the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2017 folly competition. After a qualifying round and long discussions with the organizers and jury, we placed second in the end.
Relocating a Modular Fibrous Pavilion
Following it’s highly successful premiere at the V&A Museum in London, the Elytra Filament Pavilion was demounted, transported to southern Germany and reinstalled at the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein.
The Vitra Campus is a field of experimentation for...
A visit to Blumer-Lehmann to discuss the impending secondment and how the research could be integrated.