(In)forming Material: The Generative Potential of Plywood

It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. Download adobe Acrobat or click here to download the PDF file.

Click here to download the PDF file.

Creator: 

Baradaran, Kaveh

Date: 

2014

Abstract: 

Abstract

This thesis aims to contribute to the development of design and construction methodologies through the integration of material-based design strategies and digital fabrication. The explorations conducted as part of this research concurrently pursue the development of an integrated design approach, one in which material, form, structure and space making are inherently linked.

The research contained herein explores the specific material behaviours associated with plywood and attempts to advance these findings using both traditional and modern fabrication techniques. The thesis
will address the following questions:

a) Can the material properties of plywood be employed as more than a sheathing material?; and

b) Is it possible to unlock the material potential towards creating an active lightweight structural system?

This paper presents research surrounding the material properties of plywood followed by a series of material explorations. These findings are then implemented into a proposal for a final lightweight structural system.

Subject: 

Architecture

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Architecture: 
M.Arch.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Architecture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

Items in CURVE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. They are made available with permission from the author(s).