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id acadia13_449
authors Yogiaman, Christine; Tracy, Ken
year 2013
title Cast Thicket
source ACADIA 13: Adaptive Architecture [Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-926724-22-5] Cambridge 24-26 October, 2013), pp. 449-450
summary Cast Thicket is a prototypical instillation that furthers earlier research into tensile concrete molds through the use of plastic formwork and a layered structural network. Leveraging the fluid materiality of concrete and the machinability of polypropylene, Cast Thicket creates a lacy network of thin members that disperse and coalesce to address structural and spatial needs. Proposed as an application for tall concrete buildings, the research responds to the 2012 APPLIED: Research through Fabrication competition.
keywords dynamic tensile network, flexible plastic, formwork, thin tensile concrete structure, optimized, kangaroo spring
series ACADIA
type Research Poster
email kentracy@wustl.edu
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