Free-form architectural envelopes: Digital processes opportunities of industrial production at a reasonable price

Castañeda Vergara, Estéfana and Lauret Aguirregabiria, Benito and Lirola Pérez, Juan Miguel and Ovando Vacarezza, Graciela (2015). Free-form architectural envelopes: Digital processes opportunities of industrial production at a reasonable price. "Journal of Facade Design and Engineering", v. 3 (n. 1); pp. 1-13. ISSN 2213-3038. https://doi.org/10.7480/jfde.2015.1.914.

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Title: Free-form architectural envelopes: Digital processes opportunities of industrial production at a reasonable price
Author/s:
  • Castañeda Vergara, Estéfana
  • Lauret Aguirregabiria, Benito
  • Lirola Pérez, Juan Miguel
  • Ovando Vacarezza, Graciela
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Facade Design and Engineering
Date: 2015
ISSN: 2213-3038
Volume: 3
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Free-form architecture is one of the major challenges for architects, engineers, and the building industry. This is due to the inherent difficulty of manufacturing double curvature facades at reasonable prices and quality. This paper discusses the possibilities of manufacturing free-form facade panels for architectural envelopes supported by recent advances in CAD/CAM systems and digital processes. These methods allow for no-mould processes, thus reducing the final price. Examples of actual constructions will be presented to prove the viability of computer numerically controlled (CNC) fabrication technologies. Scientific literature will be reviewed. Promising fabrication methods (additive, subtractive, forming) to accomplish this proposal will be discussed. This research will provide valuable information regarding the feasibility of manufacturing free-form panels for architectural envelopes at lower prices.

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Item ID: 46207
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/46207/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:46207
DOI: 10.7480/jfde.2015.1.914
Official URL: https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/jfde/article/view/914
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 30 May 2017 11:00
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 16:00
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