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Fibre Configurations for Moisture Control: A Vernacular Framework

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id sigradi2013_327
authors Ho, Miriam
year 2013
title Fibre Configurations for Moisture Control: A Vernacular Framework
source SIGraDi 2013 [Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics - ISBN: 978-956-7051-86-1] Chile - Valparaíso 20 - 22 November 2013, pp. 410 - 414
summary This research describes a theoretical framework for making water-sensitive architectural fabrics based on an examination of the subtle moisture controls in vernacular architecture. It explores a workflow for the articulation of environmental forces in material microstructure and how these can be amplified at an architectural scale. The interaction between moisture and material properties is modeled using physics simulations in Processing, offering a method to manipulate fibre configurations for new construction logics. The research is illustrated through parallel explorations in computationally generated fibre configurations and multi-scalar textile prototypes. The research aims to demonstrate the potentials of technology transfer from traditional knowledge to contemporary material manipulations.
keywords Vernacular architecture; Simulation; Environment; Textiles
series SIGraDi
email m5ho@uwaterloo.ca
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