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Design References Design Simulations Cladding Composition The Sandwich Panel is a combination of a top 6mm Polycarbonate Sheet with Dry Insulation and Cork forming our inner layers and to finish it off with a 6mm thk Polycarbonate Sheet at the bottom. Fabrication Process Using plywood as a base for dowels, which would serve as lateral … Read more

Portal Frame Structure

The Portal Frame structure represents a modular roofing solution characterized by the integration of various portal frames along a longitudinal series. This design facilitates efficient assembly, disassembly, and reassembly processes, enhancing adaptability to diverse environmental conditions and functional requirements. Notably, the frames are engineered to optimize natural lighting and shading within the structure. Furthermore, their … Read more

Inverted Layered Truss

Case Study The Inverted Truss Retail. Taipei City, Taiwan B+P Architects Martha’s Vineyard Airport Terminal West Tisbury, MA Fennick McCredie Architecture Design Proposal Perspective View – Frame Only Perspective View – With Roofing Maintenance Roof Load: 270 kgf Frame Mass Weight: 635 kgf Wind Load: 1 kN/m2 Front View Section Axonometric View

Folded Structures

Plan Grid of Triangulation COMPARISON CONCLUSION OPTION 01 self weight: 1146 kg max displacement: 0.107cm max utilization: 0.230 mean utilization: 0.035 min utilization: 0 Pro: Overall the performs well with minimal displacement and utilization  Con: There is a small space for failure in terms of the structure’s capability to carry loads compared to Option 03 … Read more

TimberTech

Our journey to craft a thoughtfully designed structure for the STORE x STORE garage transformation began with two distinct timber frameworks, each built around a trio of trusses. Structure A started as a straightforward, three-truss framework, embodying simplicity. In contrast, Structure B ventured into more complex territory, presenting a three-dimensional, intricate timber assembly. Throughout this … Read more

Scissor: Adaptive to Different Roof Spans and Orientations

The performance of a structure is judged by its ability to support applied loads with a minimum of material and a balanced stress distribution that avoids excessive overloads and underloads.playing with different materials, tension, and rotation of elements. OUR GOALS DESIGN STRATEGY STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 2D utilization comparison Utilization provides measurement of the performance of a … Read more

Shelves as Structure

The objective of this presentation was to explore the shelves as structure in order to transform an existing garage in London (Clissold Crescent, Hackney) into a workshop space. Through this seminar we understood the various opportunities and the potential of adapting shelves into roof structures. We made various grids by moving the positions of shelves … Read more

Platefold Prefab

Design Approach Folded Structure System Folded plate surfaces, architectural marvels with interconnected planar elements, gain further dynamism through linear additions. These straight elements seamlessly integrate with the folded structure, enhancing both aesthetics and structural efficiency. The result is a visually striking and functionally optimized design, showcasing the harmonious blend of form and function in contemporary … Read more

Shelf-Scape

At the request of STORE STORE in London, we developed a proposal for a timber structure roof for an existing garage located specifically in Clissold Crescent, Hackney. The objective is to transform the space into a workshop. The project presented a unique challenge as it is planned in phases, necessitating a demountable design that can … Read more