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id acadia16_206
authors Devadass, Pradeep; Dailami, Farid; Mollica, Zachary; Self, Martin
year 2016
title Robotic Fabrication of Non-Standard Material
source ACADIA // 2016: POSTHUMAN FRONTIERS: Data, Designers, and Cognitive Machines [Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-0-692-77095-5] Ann Arbor 27-29 October, 2016, pp
summary This paper illustrates a fabrication methodology through which the inherent form of large non-linear timber components was exploited in the Wood Chip Barn project by the students of Design + Make at the Architectural Association’s Hooke Park campus. Twenty distinct Y-shaped forks are employed with minimal machining in the construction of a structural truss for the building. Through this workflow, low-value branched sections of trees are transformed into complex and valuable building components using non-standard technologies. Computational techniques, including parametric algorithms and robotic fabrication methods, were used for execution of the project. The paper addresses the various challenges encountered while processing irregular material, as well as limitations of the robotic tools. Custom algorithms, codes, and post-processors were developed and integrated with existing software packages to compensate for drawbacks of industrial and parametric platforms. The project demonstrates and proves a new methodology for working with complex, large geometries which still results in a low cost, time- and quality-efficient process.
keywords parametric design, craft in digital communication, digital fabrication, sensate systems
series ACADIA
type paper
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100%; open Braumann, Johannes and Sigrid Brell-Cokcan (2011) Find in CUMINCAD Parametric Robot Control: Integrated CAD/CAM for Architectural Design , Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA). Banff, Alberta: ACADIA. 241–252.
100%; open Buckley, Gareth, Duncan Slater, and Roland Ennos (2015) Find in CUMINCAD Angle of Inclination Affects the Morphology and Strength of Bifurcations in Hazel (Corylus avellana L.) , Arboricultural Journal 37 (2): 99–112
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100%; open Monier, Vincent, Jean-Claude Bignon, and Gilles Duchanois (2013) Find in CUMINCAD Use of Irregular Wood Components to Design Non-Standard Structures , Advanced Materials Research Vol. 671–674: 2337–2343. DOI: 10.4028/–674.2337
100%; open Slater, Duncan and Roland Ennos (2015) Find in CUMINCAD Interlocking Wood Grain Patterns Provide Improved Wood Strength Properties in Forks of Hazel (Corylus avellana L.) , Arboricultural Journal 37 (1): 21–32
100%; open Stanton, Christian (2010) Find in CUMINCAD Digitally Mediated Use of Localized Material in Architecture , Proceedings of the XIV Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics. Bogotá, Colombia: SIGraDI. 228–231.

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