Category Archives: Precedent

Paravent ETH

Development of a very elegant yet simple system by using the bending of MDF and a simple joint completed recently at the ETH in Zurich. Bended & Twisted from mascaad2010 on Vimeo. Advertisements

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one foot in the grave.

“This Grasshopper definition was inspired by the structure for the new Pompidou-Metz Center by Shigeru Ban. The structure is said to be inspired by hexagonal weaving pattern found in traditional Chinese hats. This is a very common weaving pattern also found in … Continue reading

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Performative

A large scale mock up done by a group who do a lot of interesting studies on grid shells both physical and digital. They had this image below as well which is a grid shell done back in the 1896 … Continue reading

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Investigations

Found this study on the Japan Pavilion to be pretty intriguing do to the fact that it is one of the ways we are investigating how the grid shell operates and configures to the way the programs at hand.  The … Continue reading

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More Steel Joints – Variety and Variability

from New Wood Architecture – by Ruth Slavid

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Geodesic Applications

While researching the applications of geodesics  in architecture I came across some earlier uses for the geodesic shells. A geodesic airframe is a construction type used for airframes of aircraft developed by a British aeronautical engineer. It takes a space … Continue reading

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Gridshell References / Resources

Here are a collection of pdfs I’ve found while researching gridshell theory. These structures are challenging and there’s a lot to learn from past work. Toussaint’s thesis is phenomenal and goes into great detail some of the computational challenges involved … Continue reading

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