The ‘Adaptive Joints’ workshop explores the potentials of 3d printed joints that can connect conventional materials (fabric, wood/plastic/ paper boards, sticks, meshes, and pipes) in novel ways. Using this joint design, the students will design and construct a habitable structure (e.g., pavilion, canopy, partition, or furniture). Concepts including flexibility, instability, adaptability, and programmability will be introduced; and mechanisms such as compliant mechanisms, bi-stable mechanisms, Kirigami, Origami, soft/flexible joints, and hybrid joints will be investigated.
Through the workshop, the students will not only be able to develop skills and knowledge of the digital design and fabrication process but also learn how to apply advanced geometry and
tectonics in developing material systems. Emerging digital techniques and processes including generative design, geometry optimization, and design scripting will be introduced as hands-on workshops, and the students will utilize them to develop their design research project.
- Nanjing University, School of Architecture and Urban Planning
- Feng, Shiyu, Heng Lu, Daekwon Park, 2020. “3D Printed Monolithic Joints: A Mechanically Bistable Joint.” Proceedings of the 25th International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Bangkok, Thailand
- Chi, Shouwen, Heng Lu, Daekwon Park, 2020. “A Reconfigurable Joint Based on Extruded Polyhedron.” Proceedings of the 25th International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Bangkok, Thailand
- Lu, Heng, Daekwon Park, Chen Liu, Guohua Ji, and Ziyu Tong. 2019. “Pneumatic Origami Joints.” In Computer-Aided Architectural Design. “Hello, Culture,” edited by Ji-Hyun Lee, 327–40. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Springer Singapore.
- Lu, Heng, Daekwon Park, Chen Liu, Guohua Ji, and Ziyu Tong. 2019. “Pneumatic Origami Joints.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures (CAAD Futures) 2019, Daejeon, South Korea.