Traditional Wood Joint System in Digital Fabrication

Kenji Kanasaki, Hiroya Tanaka

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Tugite and Shiguchi are traditional architectural techniques of Japan, which connect materials without the use of nails or adhesives. Tugite is a technique to connect materials to augment the lack of length of available materials. Shiguchi is a technique to connect materials at an angle. With a firm basis in this tradition and the craftsmanship involved, we are aiming to apply these traditional joining techniques in digital fabrication. We expect that the application of Tugite and Shiguchi will refine digital fabrication methods and that the value of Tugite and Shiguchi will be rediscovered in the era of digital fabrication. This research was conducted in three steps. The first step was to research all patterns of Tugite and Shiguchi to define its foundation and typology. The second step was to modify Tugite and Shiguchi shapes to allow application in a digital fabrication environment, and also to add functionality. The third step was to create Lego-sized blocks with Tugite and Shiguchi to verify their applicability outside of the field of architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputation and Performance
EditorsRudi Stouffs, Sevil Sariyildiz
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages711-717
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789491207044
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event31st International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2013 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 2013 Sep 182013 Sep 20

Publication series

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

Conference

Conference31st International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2013
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period13/9/1813/9/20

Keywords

  • digital fabrication
  • joint without metal
  • Traditional wood joint system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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