Tooling Cardboard for Smart Reuse: A Digital and Analog Workflow for Upcycling Waste Corrugated Cardboard as a Building Material

Julio Diarte, Elena Vazquez, Marcus Shaffer

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Abstract

This paper is a description of a hybridized digital and analog workflow for reusing waste corrugated cardboard as a building material. The work explores a combination of digital design and analog fabrication tools to create a workflow that would help designers/builders to negotiate with the material variability of waste cardboard. The workflow discussed here was implemented for designing and fabricating a prototypical modular floor panel using different sheets of waste cardboard combined with repurposed wood. The implementation shows that combining digital and analog tools can create a novel approach to material reuse, and facilitate a design/fabrication culture of smart reuse that supports informal building and making at recycling collection centers in developing countries for housing alternatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer-Aided Architectural Design. “Hello, Culture” - 18th International Conference, CAAD Futures 2019, Selected Papers
EditorsJi-Hyun Lee
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages384-398
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9789811384097
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures, CAAD Futures 2019 - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jun 26 2019Jun 28 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1028
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures, CAAD Futures 2019
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaejeon
Period6/26/196/28/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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    Diarte, J., Vazquez, E., & Shaffer, M. (2019). Tooling Cardboard for Smart Reuse: A Digital and Analog Workflow for Upcycling Waste Corrugated Cardboard as a Building Material. In J-H. Lee (Ed.), Computer-Aided Architectural Design. “Hello, Culture” - 18th International Conference, CAAD Futures 2019, Selected Papers (pp. 384-398). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 1028). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-8410-3_27