Bamboo Gridshells

Bamboo Gridshells
Author: David Rockwood
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2015-05-08
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781317635895

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This highly illustrated text brings together two areas which have both grown in popularity in recent years: gridshells and bamboo. Bamboo is a fast-growing, naturally available, renewable resource which is quite strong and lends itself to structural applications. In this unique text, David Rockwood demonstrates the viability of bamboo as a building material and considers the advantages – as well as the challenges – of working with bamboo. Its properties, workability, connections, assembly, erection processes, structural behavior, and final use are explored in detail through a series of design-build experiments and case studies from Hawai’i and Vietnam. The only book available on the subject, Bamboo Gridshells provides a comprehensive introduction to this emerging technology which will be of interest to anyone working in the areas of sustainable or environmental design, ecological construction, low technology strategies, or alternative materials.

Timber Gridshells

Timber Gridshells
Author: John Chilton,Gabriel Tang
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2016-11-10
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781317682738

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Throughout history, people have constructed simple timber lattice shelters such as the tepee or yurt, covered with animal skins, leaves, grasses and woven fabrics. Over the last fifty years, more sophisticated ‘webs of wood’ have emerged, with timber gridshells in particular becoming a structurally expressive form of architecture. Recent developments in digital design, 3-D modelling software, timber fabrication technologies as well as trends towards low-carbon construction have further reinforced architects’ interest in the use of lightweight timber grids and lattice structures. This timely book charts the origin and evolution of the timber gridshell and its relation to timber lattice architecture. Drawing on a range of international case studies, the authors trace the effect advances in technology have had on design and construction in this field, providing a clear understanding of the structure, morphology, design process, and construction technology, and examining both the application and constraints of timber gridshells in architectural design. Timber Gridshells is a highly illustrated, up-to-date resource which provides detailed answers and inspires new ideas. As such, it is essential reading for students of architecture as well as professional architects.

Mass Customisation and Personalisation in Architecture and Construction

Mass Customisation and Personalisation in Architecture and Construction
Author: Poorang A.E. Piroozfar,Frank T. Piller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-06-19
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781135903404

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Challenged by the recent economic crisis, the building and construction industry is currently seeking new orientation and strategies. Here mass customisation is uncovered as a key strategy in helping to meet this challenge. The term mass customisation denotes an offering that meets the demands of each individual customer, whilst still being produced with mass production efficiency. Today mass customisation is emerging from a pilot stage into a scalable and sustainable strategy... The first dedicated publication of its kind, this book provides a forum for the concept within an applied and highly innovative context. The book includes contributions from some of the most prominent thinkers and practitioners in the field from across the world, including Kasper S. Vibaek, Steve Kendall, Martin Bechthold, Mitchell M. Tseng, and Masa Noguchi. Bringing together this panel of experts who have carried out research both in academia and practice, this book provides an overview of state-of-the-art practice related to the concept of customisation and personalisation within the built environment.

Building with Bamboo

Building with Bamboo
Author: Gernot Minke
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-06-06
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9783035608656

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Although traditionally a building material of the warmer climate zones, bamboo is becoming increasingly popular amongst architects in the northern hemisphere; bamboo has several advantages – it is very stable, of low weight, and highly elastic, in addition to being readily available as well as renewable. The applications of bamboo in architecture have become significantly wider and diversified, so that today, even structures with large spans – such as bridges – are built with this material. The new and revised second edition of this manual provides a practical, systematic overview of the numerous potential applications and processing methods of this renewable material. The comprehensive presentation of groundbreaking bamboo buildings has been updated with more recent projects.

Contemporary Bamboo Architecture in China

Contemporary Bamboo Architecture in China
Author: K. W. Liu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9789811683091

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APPLIED FOREIGN AFFAIRS

 APPLIED  FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Author: Baerbel Mueller
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2017-04-10
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9783035608786

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[a]FA is a laboratory of the Institute of Architecture of the University for Applied Arts in Vienna, in which spatial, infrastructure, ecological and cultural phenomena of the Sub-Saharan region are investigated. The concept for each project is based on an interdisciplinary and trans-cultural approach. This publication documents three projects that were carried out between 2011 and 2015. GUABULIGA _ WELL BY THE THORN TREE / ON OTHER PLANNING in northern Ghana, STAGING APAM / ON OTHER ARCHITECTURE at Ghana’s Atlantic coast, and LUBUNGAMODE / ON OTHER ARTISTIC RESEARCH in Kisangani, DR of Congo. The book illustrates the projects’ creative processes and contexts, embedded in contemporary discourses – well-known experts from architecture, art, theory, and urban sociology take a stand.

Impact Design With All Senses

Impact  Design With All Senses
Author: Christoph Gengnagel,Olivier Baverel,Jane Burry,Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen,Stefan Weinzierl
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 793
Release: 2019-08-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783030298296

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This book reflects and expands on the current trend in the building industry to understand, simulate and ultimately design buildings by taking into consideration the interlinked elements and forces that act on them. Shifting away from the traditional focus, which was exclusively on building tasks, this approach presents new challenges in all areas of the industry, from material and structural to the urban scale. The book presents contributions including research papers and case studies, providing a comprehensive overview of the field as well as perspectives from related disciplines, such as computer science. The chapter authors were invited speakers at the 7th Symposium “Impact: Design With All Senses”, which took place at the University of the Arts in Berlin in September 2019.

Thinking While Doing

Thinking While Doing
Author: Stephen Verderber,Ted Cavanagh,Arlene Oak
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-06-04
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9783035613476

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The active engagement of architecture students in the design and construction of real projects is today an important dimension at more than 150 universities worldwide. Yet this emerging field continues to suffer from an insubstantial scholarly foundation. An initiative of universities in North America has developed a consistent and innovative practice model, which sets a new standard for this key aspect of education and professional practice.

Live work Cooperative Dwellings for Farmworkers in the Salinas Valley

Live work Cooperative Dwellings for Farmworkers in the Salinas Valley
Author: Eric MacDonald Spletzer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2010
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: UCAL:B5538260

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Structures and Architecture Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders

Structures and Architecture   Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders
Author: Paulo J.S. Cruz
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2019-07-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781351858151

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Structures and Architecture – Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders contains the lectures and papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA2019) that was held in Lisbon, Portugal, in July 2019. It also contains a multimedia device with the full texts of the lectures presented at the conference, including the 5 keynote lectures, and almost 150 selected contributions. The contributions on creative and scientific aspects in the conception and construction of structures, on advanced technologies and on complex architectural and structural applications represent a fine blend of scientific, technical and practical novelties in both fields. ICSA2019 covered all major aspects of structures and architecture, including: building envelopes/façades; comprehension of complex forms; computer and experimental methods; futuristic structures; concrete and masonry structures; educating architects and structural engineers; emerging technologies; glass structures; innovative architectural and structural design; lightweight and membrane structures; special structures; steel and composite structures; structural design challenges; tall buildings; the borderline between architecture and structural engineering; the history of the relationship between architects and structural engineers; the tectonic of architectural solutions; the use of new materials; timber structures, among others. This set of book and multimedia device is intended for a global readership of researchers and practitioners, including architects, structural and construction engineers, builders and building consultants, constructors, material suppliers and product manufacturers, and other professionals involved in the design and realization of architectural, structural and infrastructural projects.

A Monograph on Bamboo

A Monograph on Bamboo
Author: Dina Nath Tewari
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 498
Release: 1992
Genre: Bamboo
ISBN: MINN:31951D01051864Q

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The importance of Bamboo to rural community can hardly be over stressed since it is a versatile, multipurpose, forest species which contributes valuably towards the human economy providing a variety of goods. Even in today's world of plastic and steel this fastest growing species has not only maintained its place as a contributor of daily needs but also attained significance as an industrial raw material. There are about 75 genera and 1250 species of bamboos, each of them having widely differing characteristics and uses, such as construction material, raw material for paper pulp and rayon, traditional cottage handicrafts and food, etc. Need has been felt for the dissemination of available technology and related

Shell Structures for Architecture

Shell Structures for Architecture
Author: Sigrid Adriaenssens,Philippe Block,Diederik Veenendaal,Chris Williams
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2014-03-21
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781317909385

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*** Featuring a foreword by Pritzker Prize Winner Shigeru Ban *** Bringing together experts from research and practice, Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization presents contemporary design methods for shell and gridshell structures, covering form-finding and structural optimization techniques. It introduces architecture and engineering practitioners and students to structural shells and provides computational techniques to develop complex curved structural surfaces, in the form of mathematics, computer algorithms, and design case studies. • Part I introduces the topic of shells, tracing the ancient relationship between structural form and forces, the basics of shell behaviour, and the evolution of form-finding and structural optimization techniques. • Part II familiarizes the reader with form-finding techniques to explore expressive structural geometries, covering the force density method, thrust network analysis, dynamic relaxation and particle-spring systems. • Part III focuses on shell shape and topology optimization, and provides a deeper understanding of gradient-based methods and meta-heuristic techniques. • Part IV contains precedent studies of realised shells and gridshells describing their innovative design and construction methods.

AA Files

AA Files
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: UVA:X006168716

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Architecture D aujourd hui

Architecture D aujourd hui
Author: Philip Jodidio
Publsiher: Taschen
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2004
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 3822829358

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This volume identifies the latest trends from Los Angeles to Tokyo and explains exactly how architecture is finding a new equilibrium, where the old boundaries of space and function no longer exist.

Bamboo dt

Bamboo dt
Author: Klaus Dunkelberg,Universität Stuttgart. Institut für Leichte Flächentragwerke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 432
Release: 1985
Genre: Bamboo
ISBN: UCSD:31822015130644

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