Conference Paper: Peer reviewed
Building Indeterminacy Modelling – Computational Design And Low-Tech Construction Of A Hong Kong Bamboo Grid-Shell
by Crolla K. and Fingrut A.
ABSTRACT | This paper discusses the ‘ZCB Bamboo Pavilion’ as a case study for the computational design and building information modelling of structures where both applied materials and available craftsmanship are highly unpredictable in terms of accuracy and precision. The ‘ZCB Bamboo Pavilion’ is a thirty metres spanning, light-weight, and bending-active gridshell, completed in Hong Kong in September 2015 as a public event space. It is built from unprocessed bamboo poles, hand tied together according to traditional Cantonese bamboo scaffolding craftsmanship, and covered with tensile fabric.
KEYWORDS | High-tech versus Low-tech; Protocol for Error; Bamboo Architecture; Bending-active Gridshell; Form-finding; ZCB Bamboo Pavilion; Participatory Action Research; Reflective Practice
CITATION |Crolla, Kristof, and Fingrut Adam. “Building Indeterminacy Modelling – Computational Design And Low-Tech Construction Of A Hong Kong Bamboo Grid-Shell”, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE 2016), 8 pgs., Osaka, Japan, July, 2016, 389-397