• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 20.3    |    
    • Courses imparted
    • Research interests
    • Content of the conference
    • Examples of emerging assemblies
  • 04:16.5    |    
    • Reemerging interest in complex forms
    • Spatial structures
      • Physical models
      • Computational models
    • Fabrication challenges
      • Production process
        • Milling of mold / core
        • Vacuum laminating
        • Edge treatment
      • Studies in fibers material
    • Elaboration of folded geometries
      • Systems
      • Physical experiments
    • Elaboration of large scale prototypes
      • Joint design and use of carbon fiber
      • Design process
      • Structural testing
  • 22:37    |    
    • Brief introduction to the field
      • Highly automated construction systems
      • Rise of automated systems
    • Types of robots
      • Articulated manipulator
      • End effector
    • Disadvantages of construction robots
    • Computer simulation of the robot's abilities
    • First review in Robotics class
    • Student projects
    • Stone construction project
      • Device used
      • Water stone-cutting technology
      • Examples of new marble structures
      • Cutting angle
    • Structural aspects of stone construction
      • Stone testing
      • Computer simulations
      • Proposed building structure
        • Insertion of metal ribs
        • Recommended percentages of perforation
        • Perforation control
        • Water cutting process
        • Final structure
        • Collaborators
  • 45:51    |    
    Walk-in computer
    • Mobile information unit, Harvard University Art Museums
    • Student competition
    • Winning proposal
      • First version
      • Second version
      • Wiring and electronics diagram
      • Proposals of software applications
      • First fabrication tests
      • Test panels
        • Optimization study
        • Elaboration of first panels
        • Milling templates
        • Heat building test
      • Production process
      • Collaborators
  • 01:01:31    |    
    Final thought
  • 01:03:15    |    
    Question and answer period
    • Did students from different disciplines collaborate in the walk-in computer project?
    • How are new manufacturing techniques reducing the fabrication costs and the waste of digital fabricated structures?
  • 01:06:52    |    
    Final credits

Emerging Assemblies

  | 25 de agosto de 2008  | Vistas: 1103

Facultad de Arquitectura UFM

Martin Bechthold, professor of architectural technology at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, talks about new architectural disciplines and recent projects that he has developed with his students. These projects include simulation and prototyping techniques to elaborate new and complex surfaces with more flexible materials and integrating the use of automated construction systems in the architectural process.  Although most are still in the experimental phase, several tools are already being applied, including a computerized tool that uses water stone-cutting technology to produce complex surfaces and the development of a mobile information unit for the Harvard Art Museum.  Bechthold emphasizes the importance of doing research work in every design project in order to learn and move forward with emerging technologies.




Martin Bechthold is professor of architectural technology at Harvard University Graduate…


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