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The Digished structure is sheet-based, assembled entirely from CNC milled plywood components. The research aims of the structure were to design and fabricate a semi-monocoque structure that optimises the inherent characteristics of plywood and eliminates an independent structural frame. A comparative analysis with an equivalent traditional lightweight timber framed structure built in accordance with Australian Standard 1684 found that the sheet-based alternative was more efficient, both in terms of material usage and structural rigiidity.
The cladding is created using a technique called Incremental Sheet Forming, where a robot arm with a spherical tool gradually presses into a flat sheet, deforming and stretching the material to create a threedimensionaltexture. The research aim was to create a viable cladding system based on a textural image, in this case an image of spume passing down the Cataract Gorge.
MediumDigitally fabricated shed
Department/SchoolSchool of Architecture and Design
PublisherUniversity of Tasmania
Event VenueJunction Arts Festival, Princes Square, Launceston, Tasmania
Date of Event (Start Date)2021-09-01
Date of Event (End Date)2021-09-05