Design Computation to Robotic Production Methods for Reciprocal Tessellation of Free-from Timber Structures: Design, production, and assembly of 100 years Bauhaus wood Pavilion

Sina Mostafavi, Valmir Kastrati, Hossam Badr, Shazwan Mazlan

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Abstract

In a reciprocal frame structure, at any given joint, there are only two members connecting to each other. Therefore, the joints in a standard reciprocal structure are topologically identical. Due to these topological similarities between the joints, the parametric modeling of a reciprocal frame structure applied to a geometrically regular surface, such as domes and symmetric shells, is practical, and it has been explored in several projects previously. In this context, this paper presents an integrated computational design to robotic production process of a free form wooden pavilion with a non-uniform tessellation pattern with differentiated cell sizes. The case study, on the one hand, elaborates on the challenges of solving reciprocal tessellation on complex geometries, and on the other hand, discusses the chosen and developed robotic production approach as a feedback loop that informs the design process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 38th eCAADe Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe - eCAADe
Subtitle of host publicationAnthropologic - Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age
EditorsLiss C. Werner, Dietmar Koering
PublishereCAADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) and University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Slovenia
Pages413-421
Number of pages9
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9789491207211
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event38th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 16 Sep 202017 Sep 2020
Conference number: 38

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference38th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Abbreviated titleeCAADe 2020
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period16/09/2017/09/20

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