Concrete, most widely used construction material, is a fluid that offers the opportunity to economically create structures of almost any geometry. However, this unique fluidity is seldom capitalised on, with concrete instead being cast into rigid prismatic moulds to create high material use structures with large carbon footprints. This paper will demonstrate how replacing conventional orthogonal moulds with a flexible system comprised primarily low-cost fabric sheets can utilise the fluidity of concrete to create extraordinary possibilities for highly optimised, architecturally interesting, building forms.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||The IES Journal Part A: Civil & Structural Engineering|
|Early online date||13 Aug 2013|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2013|
Ibell, T. J., Orr, J. J., Kostova, K., Darby, A. P., & Evernden, M. (2013). Extraordinary possibilities for future concrete structures. The IES Journal Part A: Civil & Structural Engineering, 6(4), 239-248. https://doi.org/10.1080/19373260.2013.831380