Fabric formwork shell structures
Concrete as cement between structure and architecture
Nothing can stop the advance in 3D production techniques. Certainly not in the building trade. A fine example is this flowing design of lightweight concrete shell structure, a perfect mix of innovative use of concrete and liberated architecture. Ingredients: fibre-reinforced concrete and pre-tensioned fabric formwork. Result: a unique architectural construction, using less material and with lower transport costs.
Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology
Researchers: Arno Pronk, Arjan Habraken
Contributing students: Tom Godthelp, Robbert de Smet, Pavlo Kuzin, Pim Notermans, Gijs Spits, Stefan Slangen, Rob Claessens, Rens Vorstermans, Guido Dielemans, Lia Mooij
Cliënt: Geelen Beton, Niels van der Hulst