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Roll-Locks: A Fabrication to Self-Assembly Design-Framework for Reusable Discrete Concrete Elements

Mehdizadeh, Samim ; Tessmann, Oliver
eds.: Dörfler, Kathrin ; Knippers, Jan ; Menges, Achim ; Parascho, Stefana ; Pottmann, Helmut ; Wortmann, Thomas ; TU Darmstadt DDU (2023)
Roll-Locks: A Fabrication to Self-Assembly Design-Framework for Reusable Discrete Concrete Elements.
Advances in Architectural Geometry 2023. University of Stuttgart (06-07.10.2023)
doi: 10.1515/9783111162683-012
Conference or Workshop Item, Bibliographie

Abstract

Roll-Lock is a research project in which building elements are informed for motion and future reuse. This paper gives technical insight into systematically investigating lightweight, hollow, and kinetic concrete elements’ geometrical and physical properties. The massive-looking yet lightweight, hollow, robotically materialized concrete elements are designed to join together, but not permanently. A single person can move and assemble them with their dry-joint, interlocking connection and charged center of mass (CoM) (Fig. 1). The elements are programmed for guided self-assembly, disassembly, and re-assembly through embedded geometrical and physical attributes (Fig. 2). The reconfiguration allows for a more circular approach and reuse of concrete elements in the architectural context. Furthermore, this research seeks to provide novel strategies to save building material resources by rotoforming (Tessmann and Mehdizadeh 2020), thereby minimizing material consumption and significantly reducing the weight of hollow concrete elements (Fig. 4).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2023
Editors: Dörfler, Kathrin ; Knippers, Jan ; Menges, Achim ; Parascho, Stefana ; Pottmann, Helmut ; Wortmann, Thomas
Creators: Mehdizadeh, Samim ; Tessmann, Oliver
Type of entry: Bibliographie
Title: Roll-Locks: A Fabrication to Self-Assembly Design-Framework for Reusable Discrete Concrete Elements
Language: English
Date: 10 October 2023
Place of Publication: Berlin
Publisher: De Gruyter
Book Title: Advances in Architectural Geometry 2023
Series: De Gruyter STEM
Event Title: Advances in Architectural Geometry 2023
Event Location: University of Stuttgart
Event Dates: 06-07.10.2023
DOI: 10.1515/9783111162683-012
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Abstract:

Roll-Lock is a research project in which building elements are informed for motion and future reuse. This paper gives technical insight into systematically investigating lightweight, hollow, and kinetic concrete elements’ geometrical and physical properties. The massive-looking yet lightweight, hollow, robotically materialized concrete elements are designed to join together, but not permanently. A single person can move and assemble them with their dry-joint, interlocking connection and charged center of mass (CoM) (Fig. 1). The elements are programmed for guided self-assembly, disassembly, and re-assembly through embedded geometrical and physical attributes (Fig. 2). The reconfiguration allows for a more circular approach and reuse of concrete elements in the architectural context. Furthermore, this research seeks to provide novel strategies to save building material resources by rotoforming (Tessmann and Mehdizadeh 2020), thereby minimizing material consumption and significantly reducing the weight of hollow concrete elements (Fig. 4).

Uncontrolled Keywords: design for reuse, digital concrete, RotoForm, programmable material, sequential dynamic casting, interlocking assembly, sequential assembly
Divisions: 15 Department of Architecture
15 Department of Architecture > Fachgruppe B: Gestalten und Darstellen
15 Department of Architecture > Fachgruppe B: Gestalten und Darstellen > Digital Design
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2023 06:38
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2023 11:14
PPN: 513926577
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