Modular fabric tensile structures
Authors: A. Diogo, Cristina Carvalho, António Morais
Abstract: The main purpose of this research is the development of a constructive and structural system, which allows a great dimensional flexibility, portability and plastic expression. Able to create multiple uses spaces like temporary architecture, urban infrastructures, environmental moderators against the physical elements, emergency streets; interior design, sound regulators, pavilions for expositions. This system is based on the understanding and manipulation of structural phenomenological behavior that informs the shape design. Its geometric properties provide the induction of several levels of tension into the textile membranes configuring the surface.The generation of form through structural principal - Structural morphogenesis allows an optimization conception of the Shape and construction processes. This design methodology minimizes the impacts of the construction turn it more sustainable
Keywords: spatial truss, modular construction, flexible construction.
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