Living Form Finding of a Bamboo Modular Shelter Covered by Textile Composite
S.M. Jung, L.E. Moreira, C.H. Ferreira
Abstract. This paper presents the design of a modular bamboo icosahedron shelter covered by textile composites. The lightness of bamboo, the manufacturing techniques and the natural materials used, favor the finding of new constructive paradigms, as new connections and new coverings. The shelter is characterized by a spatial truss made of bamboo bars which corresponds to the icosahedron edges and a composite cotton shell as covering. Assembling connectors sustain the spatial geometry and the final connection wraps the first one through bandages of cotton fabric, hardened with polyurethane castor resin, named Cotton Composite Connection, or 3C connection, due to innovation. The truncated icosahedron consists of 15 equilateral triangular contours. The coverings consists of triangular cotton textile stretched over these bamboo triangles, and painted with castor polyurethane resin, named Cotton Composite Shell or 2CS shell, for also being an innovation. These considerations resulted in a resistant structure with minimum waste, in addition to low energy consumption and low environmental impact for manufacturing. The coupling of Form Finding and Living Design Methods, the Living Form Finding Method – L2F Method was the base of the development and it is explicit in the text. A structural analysis shows that forces and stresses are relatively low for the used materials conducting to a light, serviceability and safe shelter.
Bamboo Modular Shelter, L2F Method, 3C Connections, 2CS Shell
Published online , 12 pages
Copyright © 2018 by the author(s)
Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA
Citation: S.M. Jung, L.E. Moreira, C.H. Ferreira, ‘Living Form Finding of a Bamboo Modular Shelter Covered by Textile Composite’, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 7, pp 403-414, 2018
The article was published as article 38 of the book Non-Conventional Materials and Technologies
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