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id acadia11_186
authors Chaturvedi, Sanhita; Colmenares, Esteban; Mundim, Thiago
year 2011
title Knitectonics
source ACADIA 11: Integration through Computation [Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)] [ISBN 978-1-6136-4595-6] Banff (Alberta) 13-16 October, 2011, pp. 186-195
summary The project Knitectonics aims at exploring digital fabrication systems that facilitate optimized, adaptive and specific integrated architectural solutions (Male-Alemany 2010). It is inspired by the beauty of nature systems with their inherent efficiency and performance. The research explored on-site fabrication of monocoques shells, integrating skin and structure along with services and infrastructure, using a simple household technique. It thus embodies a self organized micro system of textures and a macro system of structures. This paper elaborates how the numeric aspects of a textile technique were used, first to digitally imitate the process of assembly and further exploited to develop and visualize a novel fabrication system, based on material research and technical experimentation.
series ACADIA
type normal paper
email sanhita.chaturvedi@gmail.com
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100%; open Alfaris, A., and R. Merello (2008) Find in CUMINCAD The Generative Multi Performance Design System , ACADIA. (449/455)
100%; open Male-Alemany, M. (2009) Find in CUMINCAD Machinic control: Studio brief 2009-10 , Design research lab, version 13 (Proto Design). England: Architectural Association
100%; open Semper, G. (1989) Find in CUMINCAD The Four Elements of Architecture and Other Writings , England: Cambridge University Press (113)
100%; open Tramontin, L. (2005) Find in CUMINCAD Textile Tectonics: An interview with Lars Spuybroek , Architextiles, Architectural Design. vol. 76, no. 6. England: John Wiley and Sons

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