Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in Create Account

MARK WEST: Heavy Light - Finding Biomimetic Construction

Concrete has been formed in rigid molds since its invention in Ancient Rome. Very recently however, the possibility of a new architectural and structural language has emerged based on the use of flexible fabric formworks that are shaped by an internal response to the weight and pressure of wet concrete. This way of building results in works of great simplicity, economy, and beauty. This lecture will present many examples of this approach to construction and design, and explore the methods of discovery used at the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST), in Winnipeg, Canada

Comments (0)

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Created
April 10, 2012 23:21
Category
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
2578 times

More from MIT Architecture Spring 2012 Lecture Series

ADA TOLLA + GIUSEPPE LIGNANO: LOT-EK O+O (Objects and Operations)

ADA TOLLA + GIUSEPPE LIGNANO: LOT-E...

Added almost 3 years ago | 01:04:21 | 2753 views

ALEJANDRO ARAVENA + Elemental recent projects: Monoliths and Trees

ALEJANDRO ARAVENA + Elemental recen...

Added over 2 years ago | 01:25:33 | 1887 views

ZIAD JAMALEDDINE + MAKRAM EL KADI: L.E.FT - RECENT WORKS, LEBANON

ZIAD JAMALEDDINE + MAKRAM EL KADI: ...

Added almost 3 years ago | 01:09:52 | 3298 views

Yolande Daniels: Blindspots

Yolande Daniels: Blindspots

Added over 2 years ago | 01:14:09 | 1135 views |

MARIA ALESSANDRA SEGANTINI: C+S, Translation Architecture™

MARIA ALESSANDRA SEGANTINI: C+S, Tr...

Added almost 3 years ago | 01:32:48 | 3173 views

MANUEL AIRES-MATEUS: Latest Works

MANUEL AIRES-MATEUS: Latest Works

Added over 2 years ago | 01:34:45 | 1456 views