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SG2012 Gridshell

SG2012 Gridshell

Date: 2012
Location: Smartgeometry 2012, RPI, Troy, NY
Size: 11m x 7m x 4m
Material: Straight Wood Lath
Workshop: Gridshell Digital Tectonics
Workshop Instructors: Mark Cabrinha, Andrew Kudless, David Shook

Description: This 4-day workshop at SmartGeometry 2012 focused on the design and construction of a wooden gridshell using only straight wood members bent along geodesic lines on a relaxed surface. Using parametric tools, the design was developed and analyzed to minimize material waste while maximizing its architectural presence in the space. In addition, a feedback loop was designed between the parametric geometric model and a structural model allowing for a smooth workflow that integrated geometry, structures, and material performance.

More information on the Smartgeometrty website.

Workshop Collaborators: Elif Erdogan, Giuseppe Giacoppo, Alexander Jordan, Chu-Hao Pan, Lara Alegria Mira, Elliot Mistur, Artyom Maxim, Sarah Murray, Dan Reynolds, Oliver Sjöberg, Caressa Siu, Elsa Wifstrand, Katja Virta

Photo by Mark Cabrinha

Photo by Mark Cabrinha

Photo by Mark Cabrinha

Photo by Mark Cabrinha

Photo by Mark Cabrinha

Photo by Mark Cabrinha

Photo by Mark Cabrinha

Front Elevation

Side Elevation

Assembly Plan

Rendering showing proposed mini-lath skin

2D Lath Layout

Detail of 2D Lath Layout

Curvature Analysis of smallest bending radii in structure

Smartgeometry 2012 Gridshell Digital Tectonics Cluster from Andrew Kudless on Vimeo.

sg2012 cluster: gridshell digital tectonics from Marc Webb on Vimeo.