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Second-generation deployable gridshells (post-Mannheim)

John Chilton

John Chilton is Professor of Architecture and Tectonics at the University of Nottingham, UK. With a special interest in the history, design and construction of innovative and non-conventional structures, he is an active member of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) and chaired their Working Group 12 – Spatial Timber Structures – from 1998 to 2015. He is the author of Space Grid Structures and Heinz Isler: The Engineer’s Contribution to Contemporary Architecture, a book on the work of the Swiss reinforced concrete shell-builder Heinz Isler. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gabriel Tang

Gabriel Tang is an architect and Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He trained at the Bartlett, University College London, UK, and worked in the offices of Foster + Partners, London. Currently completing a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, UK, on the novel use of deployable gridshells as formwork for concrete shell construction, his research interests lie in technology culture, material tectonics and the innovation synergies between architecture, structure and construction processes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Timber Gridshells : Architecture, Structure and Craft

Routledge, 2017

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... accurate vertical adjustment during the formation process. The flat gridmat was initially laid out on a plan of 47 m x 25 m. It was then stretched out to 50 m long with the central node of each of the three domes on the centre...

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John Chilton

John Chilton is Professor of Architecture and Tectonics at the University of Nottingham, UK. With a special interest in the history, design and construction of innovative and non-conventional structures, he is an active member of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) and chaired their Working Group 12 – Spatial Timber Structures – from 1998 to 2015. He is the author of Space Grid Structures and Heinz Isler: The Engineer’s Contribution to Contemporary Architecture, a book on the work of the Swiss reinforced concrete shell-builder Heinz Isler. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gabriel Tang

Gabriel Tang is an architect and Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He trained at the Bartlett, University College London, UK, and worked in the offices of Foster + Partners, London. Currently completing a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, UK, on the novel use of deployable gridshells as formwork for concrete shell construction, his research interests lie in technology culture, material tectonics and the innovation synergies between architecture, structure and construction processes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Timber Gridshells : Architecture, Structure and Craft

Routledge, 2017

Book chapter

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... morewithlessdesign.com/france-pavilion-xtu-architects/ OMEGA, BIEL (BIENNE), SWITZERLAND, Rabagliati, J., Huber, C. and Linke, D. (2014) ‘Balancing complexity UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN 2016 and simplicity’, in F. Gramazio, M. Kohler and S....