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id ecaade2020_312
authors Moreno Gata, Kevin, Musto, Juan and Trautz, Martin
year 2020
title Growing Construction Components - Design and simulation strategy for self-formation following tree growth
source Werner, L and Koering, D (eds.), Anthropologic: Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age - Proceedings of the 38th eCAADe Conference - Volume 2, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 16-18 September 2020, pp. 51-59
summary Driven by the statement: what if buildings could think, this work continues with another inquiry, what would happen if the building elements knew how to grow, regardless of the material they are made of, or if that building could respond throughout history to different challenges or structural needs. Therefore, this paper considers studying other structures evolved in time, such as trees and their predefined laws of growth. The construction elements could then be developed, responding to future scenarios, having the capacity to grow in volume, conserving their material properties, as a dynamic organism. This work presents a parametric approach, which, with the help of FEA, will stimulate the growth of the cross-section of a tree stem as if it were the cross-section of a building element.
keywords bionic; growing; aided tree growth; optimization
series eCAADe
email morenogata@trako.arch.rwth-aachen.de
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