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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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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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... CONNECTIONS 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 • ...

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Christopher Beorkrem

Christopher Beorkrem is associate professor of architecture at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication

Routledge, 2017

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... 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...