We present a topologically-based doubly curved building system, based on a single bending thin plate element. The system extends Buckminster Fuller’s plydome research, by proposing an elastic form finding technique through the introduction of strategic singularities in a periodic grid of originally coplanar plates. The potential of this technique is explored and showcased through the design and manufacture of a large scale prototype.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2015|
|Event||VII International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures - Barcelona, Spain|
Duration: 19 Oct 2015 → 21 Oct 2015
|Conference||VII International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures|
|Period||19/10/15 → 21/10/15|
- Form Finding
- Thin plates
- Active Bending
- Elastic shell
- Minimal surface
Soriano, E., Tornabell, P., Naicu, D., & Filz, G. (2015). Topologically-based curvature in thin elastic shell networks. 167-176. Paper presented at VII International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, Barcelona, Spain.