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id caadria2012_099
authors Peinovich, Ella and John Fernández
year 2012
title Localised design-manufacture for developing countries: A methodology for creating culturally sustainable architecture using CAD/CAM
source Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / Chennai 25-28 April 2012, pp. 285–294
summary This paper demonstrates the production of endogenous solutions for global development when applying local workforce skills in the design-manufacturing process using available computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) tools. The methodology outlined in this paper improves technology uptake in developing countries by promoting localisation of the design-manufacture process coupled with local knowledge to promote culturally sustainable technology dissemination. This paper documents a set of design rules and manufacturing methods used to create precision moulds with locally available CAD/CAM tools. The moulds shown here were used by local craftsmen in the casting and construction of a prototypical precast architectural system deployed in the urban slums around Nairobi, Kenya.
keywords CAD/CAM; CNC; cultural sustainability; assembly systems; global manufacturing
series CAADRIA
email ella_p@mit.edu
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