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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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Drainage channels

Paul Hensey

Paul Hensey is a practising garden and landscape designer. He has been a registered member of the Society of Garden Designers since 2007 and was made a Fellow in early 2016. Originally trained as an industrial designer, Paul has used CAD systems for over 20 years. Early in his career he was the head of design for an international construction products manufacturer, giving him an invaluable insight into construction detailing and an appetite for understanding manufacturing techniques and the use of novel materials in gardens and landscapes. Paul has been the technical journalist for the Garden Design Journal since 2009 and writes their monthly feature on best practice and construction. A lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, Paul also teaches at several other colleges on garden design and CAD. Paul has won numerous RHS medals and is acknowledged for his contemporary and innovative gardens. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Construction detailing for landscape and garden design : Surfaces, steps and margins

Routledge, 2016

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... D r a i n a g e c h a n n e l s INTRODUCTION The location of each drain must be accurately specified, along with the necessary fall/gradient. Interconnected Drainage is used to expedite the removal of surface drains must be accurately...

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...

Scaling Regionalism

Stephen Kieran

Stephen Kieran is a partner at KieranTimberlake, a prominent architecture firm established in 1984 and a leader in practice-based architectural research and innovative buildings. He has co-authored five books on architecture, including refabricating Architecture, and teaches a design-research studio at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Energy Accounts : Architectural Representations of Energy, Climate, and the Future

Routledge, 2017

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... Scaling Regionalism Stephen Kieran The history of modern architecture has long been associated with an outpouring of mate- rial and system innovations. The nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw the expand- ed use of iron...

The History Of Fabric Formwork

Diederik Veenendaal

Diederik Veenendaal is a civil engineer and a research assistant at the BLOCK Research Group, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He received his Masters from TU Delft, Netherlands, on the form finding and evolutionary optimization of fabric formed beams. He started his career at Witteveen+Bos engineering consultants, Netherlands, working on groundfreezing calculations and safety analysis for the downtown subway stations of the North/South subway line in Amsterdam and the structural design for the largest tensioned membrane roof in the Netherlands, the ice skating arena De Scheg. In 2010, he started his doctoral research at ETH, comparing existing formfinding methods and developing new ones for flexibly formed shells and other structural systems. 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

Book chapter

... THE HISTORY OF FABRIC FORMWORK Diederik Veenendaal generated in recent years, it may come as a surprise  dissemination of the broad applications and rich history of  that, far from being a novelty, the concept has had over...