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The design and construction of fabric formed ice shells with bending active frames utilizing principle stress patterns


Medium: conference paper
Language(s): English
Conference: Interfaces: Architecture, Engineering, Science, Annual Meeting of the International Association of Shell & Spatial Structures (IASS), Hamburg, 25-27 September 2017
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Year: 2017
Abstract: This paper describes “Ice Bloom”, a project that explores the potential of bending active frames to support a fabric formed ice shell. The topology of the frame and resulting shell form follow the principle stress lines of an optimized vault design and is translated into a construction methodology.
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