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Construction Images Day 10 : 4:27:08

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The threaded rod has been set into the concrete and the ground panels have been bolted in place.  The first rows are taking shape and beginning to transition from horizontal to vertical. 


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April 28, 2008 at 1:50 am

Connection Update_3:25:08

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March 25, 2008 at 7:04 pm

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Mock-up 4 Preperation

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A nested sheet almost ready for fabrication, still without the proper fenestration.  (1) 4′ x 8′ aluminum sheet @ 1/16″ thickness.


-Nesting obviously becomes a major restriction, a possible direction for developing the connection efficiency!

Unrolled panels & folding connection…


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March 20, 2008 at 11:31 pm

Full Scale Mock-up v.2

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A few images from the second full scale mock-up…





-1/8″ Aluminum may be excessive in weight for panel + tab connection

-A perforated score @ 1/8″ aluminum is very difficult to bend.  Either the panel must be 1/16″ thickness or use a channel notch, which may only allow for 90 degree folds.

-Folded connection is very clumsy looking, may go for a triangular shape as well as cut away most of the back face of the connection b/c the first fold restrict almost all of the force

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March 11, 2008 at 5:26 am

Tab Connection_2

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A new tab connection which folds back on itself to restrict unfolding. A full scale mock-up has been sent for fabrication.



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March 9, 2008 at 2:02 am

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1/8 Scale Fabrication

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An update with a few images of a full day of lasercutting the 1/8 scale model…







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March 1, 2008 at 1:58 am

1/8″ = 1′ – 0″ Scale Model Preparation_2:26:08

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The code has been updated to:

-nest all text & panels

-Control the orientation of the connection, either inside or outside

The 1/8″ scale model will use a “tab” connection as the scale is too small to demonstrate the accurate connection.  The tab connection also utilizes the possibility of folding each panel with 1/8″ scale materials.  Two holes are provided in the tab connection to account for a standard staple to replace the full scale bolts.  The tab restricts almost all axis of rotation and should provide an estimate in the overall structural efficiency of the form.


1 of 4 nested sheets including:

-Tab connections


-Unique 2 digit number


Written by sjet

February 27, 2008 at 1:41 am