Professor

Daniel Dendra

Students

Grisha Zotov Liu, Ko-cheng

Strategy

Dessau Institute of Architecture

Master of Arc.

Analysis

Documentation

SLITTING TNESILE STRUCTURE

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Introduction In the beginning of the course, we started to eg g n go exp perim p erim n with different materials. eriments make experiments w were re inte in n What we interested is the tensile strucecaus cause aus it has haass thee potential ha potentia pot o t a to create ture because form ms with ms witth w h tension. ten n o . Therefore, Th TThe specificc forms we zed e all a the tth he h e experiments e exxxperimen r men ments e aass three main optimized ith different it d errrentt types diffe ype p o of cut cuts, t but followones with sam me strategy m strate st s rate e egy aand nd ssett u up p in order to ing the same gic b g behin nd nd the th he struc h t cct ctu cture t see the log logic behind structure.

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According to the fixing point, it can be adjusted up and down in one dimension. Once more and more fixing points are attached to the frame, we find that they can find their best position on their own becasue of the self-supporting system of the tensile structure.

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Experiment 01___Verticle Cut Plan

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Material Stockings 16 Cuts

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Perspective

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Experiment 02___Horizontal Cut Plan

Material Stockings 16 Cuts

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Perspective

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Experiment 03___V - Shape Cut Plan

Material Stockings 16 Cuts

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ANALYSIS FROM MODEL INTO DIGITAL

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Analysis

Analysis___Digital Model

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Analysis Based on previous experiments, we have better understanding of how the tensile structure works in the 3D dimension. In order to have broad learning from it, we bring the same concept into computer program, construct more optimizing structure (each point is fixed to five different sticks), and make an animation (the structure is compressed and streched by the time) to see how the cuts are performed and varied from each step.

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Analysis

Plan

Analysis___Digital Model

Elevation

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Operation After the 3 experiments of our models, we take the idea of verticle cut as our fundamental digital model because it has more clear and performing logic. In terms of the operation of our digital model, we have 5 rails as the basic tracks for the movement of each points that it can move in one dimension flexibly. Rail01

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