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KnitCandela - Challenging the construction, logistics, waste and economy of concrete-shell formworks

Popescu M., Rippmann M., Van Mele T. and Block P.
FABRICATE 2020
UCL
London
2020

This paper describes the design, development, computational workflow, digital fabrication and construction of KnitCandela, a thin, undulating, concrete waffle shell built using a flexible formwork system featuring a custom, prefabricated knitted textile as shuttering and a form-found cable net as the main load-bearing formwork.

BibTeX

@inproceedings{Popescu2020,
    author    = "Popescu, M. and Rippmann, M. and Van Mele, T. and Block, P.",
    title     = "KnitCandela - Challenging the construction, logistics, waste and economy of concrete-shell formworks",
    booktitle = "FABRICATE 2020",
    year      = "2020",
    editor    = "Burry, J. and Sabin, J. and Sheil, B. and Skavara, M.",
    volume    = "",
    number    = "",
    pages     = "194-201",
    publisher = "UCL",
    address   = "London",
    month     = "April",
    doi       = "",
    note      = "",
}

Related publications

Popescu M., Rippmann M., Liew A., Reiter L., Flatt R.J., Van Mele T. and Block P.Structural design, digital fabrication and construction of the cable-net and knitted formwork of the KnitCandela concrete shell,Structures,2020.in press.
Popescu M., Rippmann M., Liew A., Van Mele T. and Block P.Concrete shell built using a cable-net and knitted formwork,DETAIL structure,1: 10-11,2019.
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