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id cf2009_poster_45
authors Okuda, Shinya
year 2009
title Bio-shell (Biodegradable vacuum-formed modularized shelter)
source T. Tidafi and T. Dorta (eds) Joining Languages Cultures and Visions: CAADFutures 2009 CD-Rom
summary This poster demonstrates how digitally fabricated vacuum-formed components can provide a new type of lightweight construction applicable to architecture. Surface-active systems such as a thin-shell concrete domes are some of the most material-efficient structures. Despite their efficiency few have been constructed recently due to necessary extensive labor cost. However, the growing concern for a worldwide shortage of natural resources and rising material costs, suggests that we reconsider the use of efficient structures, such as surface-active systems. Vacuum formed plastics mainly used in industrial design have strong merit based on their fast and low-cost mass production. Together with the recent emergence of digital fabrication technologies, the vacuum forming process is becoming an attractive fabrication technique for new and innovative lightweight structures.
keywords Digital Fabrication, Biodegradable, lightweight structure
series CAAD Futures
type poster
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