Design and Additive Manufacturing of Lattice-based Cellular Solids at Building Scale

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Abstract

The amounts of material that is being extracted, harvested and consumed in the last decades is increasing tremendously and bringing to the serious problem of resource scarcity. As a direct consequence to this claim, designers are challenged to rethink architecture and develop new ways of confronting with materials. A potential answer to this problem is the exploration of computational logics for architectural design and fabrication inspired by the observation of biological formations. This work explores how the biological model of bone microstructure can be applied to a larger scale architecture that is structurally responsive, by means of computational design and Additive Manufacturing.

Functionally Graded Trabecular Tectonics, Digital fabrication, Additive Manufacturing, Computational Design, Biomimetics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGraDi 2017, XXI Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, Concepcion
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationChile
PublisherBlucher
Publication dateNov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017
SeriesBlucher Design Proceedings
Number12
Volume3
ISSN2318-6968

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