Developing digi-mechanical formwork for construction in environments of displacement

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Abstract

This paper details the development of (semi-automated) digi-mechanical formwork to be used for constructing "emergency urbanism" in environments of population displacement. Through a combination of advancements in CAM technologies, continuous developments in remote power sources, and the ubiquitous reach of telecommunications networks, design professionals in the near future will have the capacity to transmit construction aid-in the form of deployable buildingmaking machinery-to refugee populations in dire need of the physical, economic, and cultural benefits of architecture. This project has evolved from a series of linked/hinged casting plates manipulated by hand-cranks or drills, into a mechanized casting "textile" of linked formwork cartridges driven by hi-torque motors, controlled through a cell phone app.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterial and Manufacturing Technology IV
Pages1142-1149
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 4 2013
Event2013 4th International Conference on Material and Manufacturing Technology, ICMMT 2013 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: May 11 2013May 12 2013

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume748
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other2013 4th International Conference on Material and Manufacturing Technology, ICMMT 2013
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period5/11/135/12/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Shaffer, M. (2013). Developing digi-mechanical formwork for construction in environments of displacement. In Material and Manufacturing Technology IV (pp. 1142-1149). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 748). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.748.1142