Local-reconfigurable Freeform surface with plywood From the perspective of Japanese Tsugite-Shiguchi

Koki Akiyoshi, Hiroya Tanaka

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Abstract

This research exhibits a novel construction method for Freeform surfaces with plywood, without using metal joints and bending. By introducing the perspective of Japanese Tsugite-Shiguchi, the research aims for a drastic change from node-oriented thinking to module-oriented thinking. This paper focuses on the investigation of how to simplify fabrication processes, how to realize the environmental capabilities of Freeform wood structures, and how to provide redundancy and stability to the whole architectural system. In order to challenge these problems, we examined three discretion methods. As a result, we have been successful to produce a double-layered surface, filled with triangular mesh, implemented only by cutting one sheet of plywood. Moreover, the system has also acquired a new nature: local-reconfigurability, wherein it can react and adapt to fit local parameters and requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFusion
EditorsEmine Mine Thompson
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages527-535
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9789491207075
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event32nd International Conference on Education and research in Computer aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2014 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 2014 Sep 102014 Sep 12

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference32nd International Conference on Education and research in Computer aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle upon Tyne
Period14/9/1014/9/12

Keywords

  • Digital fabrication
  • Discrete surface
  • Freeform timber
  • Minimal components for mega-assembly
  • Without metal and bending

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Education
  • Architecture

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