Design with bamboo bend: Bridging natural material and computational design

I. Chih Chen, June-Hao Hou

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Abstract

Bamboo is a high potential alternative solution for substituting industrial material with its natural characteristics, economical and environmental aspects. However, one of the biggest challenges for natural materials to be used in computational designed is the controllability due to its unevenness nature. The other gap is the lack of material parameters that might be bridged by analysing data acquired from conventional tests. This research studied the raw bamboo strip and its natural forming from bending, by using sampling points and curvature reconstruction. The parametric models of bamboo strips were then constructed to represent its material behaviours for form prediction, material selection, and simulation in parametric design. It also serves as an assistive method for material selection when crafting with bamboo bend.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCAADRIA 2016, 21st International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia - Living Systems and Micro-Utopias
Subtitle of host publicationTowards Continuous Designing
EditorsMarc Aurel Schnabel, Walaiporn Nakapan, Stanislav Roudavski, Sheng-Fen Chien, Mi Jeong Kim, Seungyeon Choo
PublisherThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Pages125-133
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789881902672
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event21st International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Living Systems and Micro-Utopias: Towards Continuous Designing, CAADRIA 2016 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 30 Mar 20162 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameCAADRIA 2016, 21st International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia - Living Systems and Micro-Utopias: Towards Continuous Designing

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Living Systems and Micro-Utopias: Towards Continuous Designing, CAADRIA 2016
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period30/03/162/04/16

Keywords

  • Bamboo
  • Bending
  • Digital crafting
  • Material computation

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