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Extraordinary possibilities for future concrete structures

Ibell, T and Orr, J and Kostova, K and Darby, A and Evernden, M (2013) Extraordinary possibilities for future concrete structures. IES Journal Part A: Civil and Structural Engineering, 6. pp. 239-248. ISSN 1937-3260

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Abstract

Concrete, most widely used construction material, is a fluid that offers the opportunity to economically create structures of almost any geometry. However, this unique fluidity is seldom capitalised on, with concrete instead being cast into rigid prismatic moulds to create high material use structures with large carbon footprints. This paper will demonstrate how replacing conventional orthogonal moulds with a flexible system comprised primarily low-cost fabric sheets can utilise the fluidity of concrete to create extraordinary possibilities for highly optimised, architecturally interesting, building forms. © 2013 © 2013 The Institution of Engineers, Singapore.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Structures
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 20:10
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2021 18:46
DOI: 10.1080/19373260.2013.831380