Digital design and manufacturing technologies have unexplored and unexploited potential for humanitarian architecture. The work in this project began with analysing repeatable archetypal models of covering systems, before focusing on the development of a simple foldable pattern that could be quickly reproduced on plastic sheets by local manufacturers or applied to a ready-to-use product that is a replacement or addition to the current tarpaulins. This makes it possible to optimize a shelter roof in accordance with the availability of materials, the area needing covering and the number of users.

Parametric design and the manufacturing process of an ultra-lightweight roof system for humanitarian relief contexts

ZANELLI, ALESSANDRA;MONTICELLI, CAROL;VISCUSO, SALVATORE;MAZZOLA, CARLOTTA
2013

Abstract

Digital design and manufacturing technologies have unexplored and unexploited potential for humanitarian architecture. The work in this project began with analysing repeatable archetypal models of covering systems, before focusing on the development of a simple foldable pattern that could be quickly reproduced on plastic sheets by local manufacturers or applied to a ready-to-use product that is a replacement or addition to the current tarpaulins. This makes it possible to optimize a shelter roof in accordance with the availability of materials, the area needing covering and the number of users.
Proceedings of the First Conference on Transformables
978-84-939565-3-0
emergency shelters; Membrane; humanitarian aid; cheapness; parametric design; adaptivity
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