Bamboo concrete shells

Naoki Imanishi, Shinichiro Hinoki, Mizuki Muraoka, Ran Tateyama, U. Ichi Abe, Hotta Kensuke, Yasushi Ikeda

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Abstract

This paper proposes an on site construction support system using digital techniques to solve the issue of logistical inconvenience on remote islands, where industrialized construction methods are absent. Transporting heavy machinery is costly and difficult in isolated rural areas. In addition, introducing materials from outside creates a heavy ecological footprint when building. Locally produced construction materials resolve many of these issues. To test the potential of building within these constraints a case study site on an isolated island of Japan, named Kuchinoerabu, was chosen. A concrete shell structure was created using locally sourced bamboo as reinforcement. Through the study, several technical issues are revealed. Significantly, there is broad variation in the material properties of bamboo, and reducing errors when using unskilled labor is difficult. The system nominally manages the following functions: 1) Synchronizing data between CAD and the materialized form; 2) Checking errors between the target form and the one that was actually produced; 3) Inputting material characteristics on site. 4) Making a structural analysis, and reflecting its execution during construction. These functions minimize the margin of error, and aid an unskilled labor force to work more accurately.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCAADRIA 2017 - 22nd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationProtocols, Flows and Glitches
PublisherThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Pages445-455
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9789881902689
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event22nd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Protocols, Flows and Glitches, CAADRIA 2017 - Suzhou, China
Duration: 2017 Apr 52017 Apr 8

Other

Other22nd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Protocols, Flows and Glitches, CAADRIA 2017
CountryChina
CitySuzhou
Period17/4/517/4/8

Keywords

  • Bamboo
  • Digital construction
  • Natural material

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Imanishi, N., Hinoki, S., Muraoka, M., Tateyama, R., Abe, U. I., Kensuke, H., & Ikeda, Y. (2017). Bamboo concrete shells. In CAADRIA 2017 - 22nd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Protocols, Flows and Glitches (pp. 445-455). The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA).