Extraordinary possibilities using fabric to form concrete structures

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Abstract

Concrete, our most widely used construction material, is a fluid that offers the opportunity to economically create structures of almost any geometry. Yet 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 of high strength, low cost fabric sheets, can utilise the fluidity of concrete to create extraordinary possibilities for highly optimised, architecturally interesting, building forms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch and Applications in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation
EditorsA. Zingoni
Place of PublicationAbingdon, U. K.
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages813-818
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138000612
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2013
EventSEMC 2013: The Fifth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 1 Sep 20133 Sep 2013

Conference

ConferenceSEMC 2013: The Fifth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period1/09/133/09/13

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