Exploring UHPFRC possibilities

Author(s) : R. Fabbri, M. F. Leone, J. Principe
Paper category : Proceedings
Book title : UHPFRC 2017 Designing and Building with UHPFRC: New large-scale implementations, recent technical advances, experience and standards
Editor(s) : F. Toutlemonde & J. ResplendinoT.Ch.
Print-ISBN : 978-2-35158-166-7
e-ISBN : 978-2-35158-167-4
Publisher : RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year : 2017
Pages: 595 - 604
Total Pages : 10
Language : English

Abstract: Historically the spread of a new “Construction system” proceeds very slowly, mainly by induction and by imitation of similar projects. Except in the universities and in the R&D departments, it is unusual in practice to question the possibilities of a “Construction system” both in terms of applications of plastic expression. This paper presents some significant works of the International Workshop “Optimizing material and geometric exploration”. This workshop, conducted by the department of Architecture of the university Federico II (Naples) and the School of Architecture Paris-Belleville, reverses the link between “project” and “Construction” usually practiced in Architecture. Instead of first developing a purpose and intentions and finding then the best technical solution, the process here starts with the choice of a “Construction System” (in this case the UHPFRC) and explores its possibilities in terms of architectural possibilities and of technical applications. This kind of practice requires synthetic thinking and iterative research. The best projects of the workshop are then cast to check the viability. The aim of this workshop is both to explore the possibilities of the material and to transmit the good ways to design with.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
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