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id cf2013_139
authors Yuan, Philip F.; Mei Zhang, and Li Han
year 2013
title Low-Tech Digital Fabrication: Traditional Brick as Material in Digital Practice
source Global Design and Local Materialization[Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures / ISBN 978-3-642-38973-3] Shanghai, China, July 3-5, 2013, pp. 139-148.
summary Advanced digital fabrication methods are not widely accessible in a developing country like China, where investment in high construction technology is slow and the already known construction methods and manual labour are preferred. The question addressed here is how to put advanced design ideas into practice in developing countries. In order to realize digital architecture in China the fabrication field cannot merely depend on high-technology and avoid low-technological means. The present paper goes through two projects of the Chinese architectural practice Archi-Union to discuss how, through appropriate application of computational technology, digital fabrication revitalizes traditional fabrication techniques, by developing computational aids to traditional construction. In particular, we emphasize the integration of digital fabrication, low-technology and traditional local material.
keywords Digital design, Low-technology fabrication, Brick
series CAAD Futures
references Content-type: text/plain
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100%; open Wang, Z.F., Wang, L.M. (2011) Find in CUMINCAD Localized Low-Tech Parametric Design , Urban Environment Design 4, 211214

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100%; open Yuan, F.P. (2012) Find in CUMINCAD Low-Tech Digital Fabrication , Yuan, F.P. (ed.), Tongji university press, Shanghai

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