3D printing architecture: Towards functional space frames

Felix Raspall, Carlos Banon

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Resumen

In architecture, the use of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies has been primarily limited to the production of scale models. Its application for functional buildings components has been typically undermined by the long production time, elevated cost to manufacture parts and the low mechanical properties of 3D printed components. As AM becomes faster, cheaper and stronger, opportunities for architectures that make creative use of AM to produce functional architectural pieces are emerging. In this paper, we propose and discuss the application of AM in complex space frames and the theoretical and practical implications. Three built projects by the authors support our hypothesis that AM has a clear application in architecture and that space frames constitutes a promising structural typology. In addition, we investigate how AM can be used to resolve architectural systems beyond structure and enclosure, such as data and power transmission. The paper presents background research and our contribution to the digital design tools, the manufacturing and assembly processes, and the analysis of the performances of the building components and the final built pieces.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaCAADRIA 2018 - 23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia
Subtítulo de la publicación alojadaLearning, Prototyping and Adapting
EditoresSuleiman Alhadidi, Kristof Crolla, Weixin Huang, Patrick Janssen, Tomohiro Fukuda
EditorialThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Páginas215-224
Número de páginas10
ISBN (versión digital)9789881902603
EstadoPublicada - 2018
Publicado de forma externa
Evento23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Learning, Prototyping and Adapting, CAADRIA 2018 - Beijing, China
Duración: 17 may. 201819 may. 2018

Serie de la publicación

NombreCAADRIA 2018 - 23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Learning, Prototyping and Adapting
Volumen1

Conferencia

Conferencia23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Learning, Prototyping and Adapting, CAADRIA 2018
País/TerritorioChina
CiudadBeijing
Período17/05/1819/05/18

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