Publication
Title
Customized cork façade : a generative design process based on shape grammars
Author
Abstract
The propose paper presents an ongoing research which main goal is to use cork in a customized modular facade system. Cork is used due to its ecological value, renewable characteristic, insulation properties and aesthetic value. The modular system design is bio-inspired in the microscopic cork pattern and the study aims at reproducing in the facade some of the natural characteristics that enable cork to be suitable for the function it plays in construction. Facades are design by a generative design process based on a parametric shape grammar which encodes shape rules and an algorithm to guide the generation. The developed cork modules are part of a back-ventilated facade system which is assembled upon a substructure that reproduces the cork cell structure and enables both the assemblage of the modules to the support wall and the connection between them.
Language
English
Source (book)
Computation and Performance – Proceedings of the 31st eCAADe Conference – Volume 2, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 18-20 September 2013
Publication
2013
ISBN
978-94-91207-05-1
DOI
10.52842/CONF.ECAADE.2013.2.621
Volume/pages
p. 621-626
ISI
000340643600064
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Publication type
Subject
Art 
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Last edited 18.12.2023
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