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On Flexibility

Mark West

Mark West is an artist, builder, professor of architecture, and inventor of numerous flexible mould techniques for concrete construction. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST) at the University of Manitoba, and is currently a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as teaching at other schools of architecture and engineering internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fabric Formwork Book : Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete

Routledge, 2017

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... ON FLEXIBILITY section stock.  reinforced concrete has been used    Developed in parallel with single-axis production mills  for over a hundred years and with are engineering calculation techniques that rely...

Cast-in-Place Column Moulds

Mark West

Mark West is an artist, builder, professor of architecture, and inventor of numerous flexible mould techniques for concrete construction. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST) at the University of Manitoba, and is currently a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as teaching at other schools of architecture and engineering internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fabric Formwork Book : Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete

Routledge, 2017

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... CHAPTER 8 great efficiency and the expansive design possibilities inherent in  flexible formworks. In its simplest  form, a column mould is nothing  CAST-IN-PLACE more than a rectangular sheet...

Truss and Branching Forms

Mark West

Mark West is an artist, builder, professor of architecture, and inventor of numerous flexible mould techniques for concrete construction. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST) at the University of Manitoba, and is currently a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as teaching at other schools of architecture and engineering internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fabric Formwork Book : Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete

Routledge, 2017

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... TRUSS AND Figure 12.1 Naturally formed branching shapes When a flat sheet is buckled, it will spontaneously form  certain kinds of folds or wrinkles. Figure 12.1a shows how a flat sheet will form parallel...

Structural Intelligence in Flexible Materials

Edward Allen

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Edward Allen is an architect, educator and author. Over the past 30 years he has lectured at many schools of architecture in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. He has been a faculty member at Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of several bestselling texts on architectural technology, including: Architectural Detailing, The Architect’s Studio Companion, Form and Forces: Designing Efficient, Expressive Structures and Fundamentals of Building Construction. He is the recipient of the 2005 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, awarded by the American Institute of Architects and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Ochsendorf

John Ochsendorf is a structural engineer and the Class of 1942 Professor of Architecture and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the MIT, where he directs the Structural Design Lab and the Masonry Research Group. He is a founding partner of Ochsendorf, DeJong & Block LLC. He is the author of the 2010 book Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile. He won the Rome Prize and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2008. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mark West

Mark West is an artist, builder, professor of architecture, and inventor of numerous flexible mould techniques for concrete construction. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST) at the University of Manitoba, and is currently a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as teaching at other schools of architecture and engineering internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fabric Formwork Book : Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete

Routledge, 2017

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... STRUCTURAL INTELLIGENCE IN FLEXIBLE MATERIALS Edward Allen, John Ochsendorf, and Mark West The term funicular, as it is used here, means “tension-only”  or “compression-only” for a given loading. This is typically...

Cast-in-Place Wall Moulds

Mark West

Mark West is an artist, builder, professor of architecture, and inventor of numerous flexible mould techniques for concrete construction. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST) at the University of Manitoba, and is currently a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as teaching at other schools of architecture and engineering internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fabric Formwork Book : Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete

Routledge, 2017

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... CAST-IN-PLACE WALL MOULDS Figure 9.1 Kenzo Unno’s URC House III during con- may be formed in fabric sheets in  various ways. As vertical moulds,  they can develop considerable  hydrostatic pressures, particularly...

Non-Pressurized Moulds

Mark West

Mark West is an artist, builder, professor of architecture, and inventor of numerous flexible mould techniques for concrete construction. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST) at the University of Manitoba, and is currently a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as teaching at other schools of architecture and engineering internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ronnie Araya

Ronnie Araya is a Chilean architect, educator and designer, now working in Montreal, Canada. He studied architecture at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, and post-professionally as a member of the “Open City Group” of architects in Ritoque Chile. He is a leading researcher in fabric formworks. In his many years as a Research Associate of the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST) he has invented numerous fabric formwork techniques and designs, and is actively engaged in fabric formwork research, and construction projects internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fabric Formwork Book : Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete

Routledge, 2017

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... CHAPTER 11 NON-PRESSURIZED MOULDS Mark West and Ronnie Araya Crushedwall project, Heartlands Development, Cornwall, England, Walter Jack Studio (2012)  There is a variety of non-pressurized sheet mould...

Tips & Tricks

Mark West

Mark West is an artist, builder, professor of architecture, and inventor of numerous flexible mould techniques for concrete construction. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST) at the University of Manitoba, and is currently a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as teaching at other schools of architecture and engineering internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fabric Formwork Book : Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete

Routledge, 2017

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... TIPS & TRICKS WEST (Fabric Formwork Book) PRINT.indd 139 06/09/2016 15:43 construction chapters of this book  also reduce pressure values, by  test of a permeable, uncoated fabric  cover many of the special techniques allowing...

Concrete

Mark West

Mark West is an artist, builder, professor of architecture, and inventor of numerous flexible mould techniques for concrete construction. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST) at the University of Manitoba, and is currently a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as teaching at other schools of architecture and engineering internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fabric Formwork Book : Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete

Routledge, 2017

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... WEST (Fabric Formwork Book) PRINT.indd 85 06/09/2016 15:41 and complex subject, but since this book is fundamentally  Concrete’s constituent parts about mould-making, the information included...

Open Trough Moulds

Mark West

Mark West is an artist, builder, professor of architecture, and inventor of numerous flexible mould techniques for concrete construction. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST) at the University of Manitoba, and is currently a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as teaching at other schools of architecture and engineering internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fabric Formwork Book : Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete

Routledge, 2017

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... OPEN TROUGH MOULDS trough mould is a horizontal trough filled with concrete. This mould type  is considered a pressurized mould because such moulds are generally  deep enough to generate hydrostatic pressure in the formwork membrane ...

Form and structure

Geraint John

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Geraint John RIBA Dip Arch (UCL) CISRM MILAM FRSA. Honorary Life President of the UIA (International Union of Architects) Sports and Leisure Programme. Former Chief Architect at GB Sports Council. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rod Sheard

Rod Sheard Dip Arch (QUT) RIBA ARAIA FRSA. Stadium designer and Senior Principal of Populous. Author of The Stadium: Architecture for the New Global Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ben Vickery

Ben Vickery RIBA BA Dip Arch FRSA. Senior Principal of Populous and co-author of the SGSA guide on concourses. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stadia : The Populous Design and Development Guide

Routledge, 2013

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... 5.1 The sTadium as archiTecTure 5.2 sTrucTure and form 5.3 maTerials 5.4 The playing surface 5.5 foundaTions 5.6 seaTing Tiers 5.7 concourses, sTairs and ramps 5.8 roof 5.1 The sTadium as archiTecTure 4499 5.1.1 The ideal...