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.
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.
The Fabric Formwork Book: Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete
Mark West and Ronnie Araya
Figure 6.1 Detail of cast-in-place
column shaft using a “rolled and
toolkit, organized under separate headings as follows:
• General considerations
• Fabric-to-fabric connections
Composites have seen a relatively short but dramatic The former logic is of shape and the latter is of
growth in architectural uses over the last 20 years. load paths. The dissassociation between the
Fiber-reinforced composites have been...
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