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id caadria2010_023
authors Kenzari, Bechir
year 2010
title Fabricating twisted towers
source Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / Hong Kong 7-10 April 2010, pp. 239-247
summary The miniature replicas of multi-billion dollar property development projects provide every year a spectacle of the vast imagination of architects and master developers at Cityscape Dubai exhibition. The technical aspect of the model-making industry component is a complex one in that it often engages the modelling of very subtle structures such as twisted towers. One illustration of these is the Infinity Tower in Dubai Marina (designed by SOM). To be completed in 2011, this 330-metre high-rise is composed of 80 floors and is intended to be the world’s tallest high-rise featuring a 90_ twist. Each floor rotates by 1.2 degrees to attain the full 90_ spiral, creating the shape of a helix. The paper discusses the physical modelling of this tower, with a description of both the digital and the constructive parts.
keywords Fabrication; models; Rhinoceros; twisted towers; Dubai
series CAADRIA
email b.kenzari@uaeu.ac.ae
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