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Architecture engineering, Architectural design

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In: GU, N., WATANABE, S.-I., ERHAN, H., HAEUSLER, M. H., HUANG, W. & SOSA, R. (eds.) 2014. Rethinking Comprehensive Design: Speculative Counterculture. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer-Aided Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2014). Kyoto: The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Hong Kong.


This paper investigates a possibility of application of thin (ca. 5 mm) plywood as structural material. It takes departure from the Erwin Hauer’s ‘Continua’series, and proposes how it could be developed with the contemporary digital tools and by following the biological paradigm. The objective is to develop a new system that minimises wastage as well as to test how the resulting structure performance.


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