The building is constructed by fiber rod, raising a height of approximately 1.5 meters, costing almost 2 hours. The structure is largely composed of triangulated sections, enhancing the stability of the root and the height of the whole building.
The whole building is supported by bonding the stripes using glue to balance the tension and compression to keep it standing, with the triangular frameworks transferring the weight of the structure onto these vertical sticks.
The second floor and upwards are structured as a triangular prism, while the bottom part of the building is designed as an anomalous Cylindrical to enlarge the contact surface to the ground, making the whole building more steady.
Using the support from combination and segmentation of several pieces of planes, the building forms a three-dimensional brace system, making the struts support in full load, at the same time, also undertaking almost all of the gravity of the building, and thus further enhancing the ability of solid support to resist overturning moment.
Construction materials Strength Stiffness---stiff, flexible, stretchy or floppy Shape---linear, planer or volumetric Material---behaviors---isotropic or anisotropic Economy & sustainability
Load path diagrams
Different building system Structural system---columns, beams and loadbearing support Enclosure system---windows, doors and physical access Mechanical system---water supple, heating and ventilating system.
The tower is constructed by compressed wooden blocks, with a height of approximately 1.5 meters. The whole tower is like a torch barrel with a bridge connecting the both sides of the vertical cambered surface and two big â€˜windowsâ€™ near the bottom of the building.
The two windows were constructed by artificially digging the surrounding blocks. In the building, some blocks are essential for providing support and attachment sites for mounted structure, while some of them do not work necessarily.
A stack bond is utilized in the bottom of the tower, stabling the root of the tower, while the stretcher bond in used for the second floor and upwards to enhance the possible height of the tower.
The tower stands with three layers of ring-shaped corridors, forming three different heights of circular supported corridors. The top is standing step by step backwards, forming a stepwise gradient, like the edges of the serrated wheel.
Structure systems Solid----Great Wall, bricks----compression is the main structure action Surface---Opera House, plane structure Skeletal---Eiffel Tower, more common---official way to trans load down to the ground Membrane---sports stadium---less common Hybrid---Bei Jing Olympic swimming cube, Bird Nest---use particular membrane called ETFE, covering a large expansion economically
Structural joints Roller joints---used in bridges Pin joints---used in connections Fixed joints---not move---restricted movements-horizontal, vertical