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Fisac Variations

Harvard Graduate School of Design

 

INSTRUCTOR

Leyre Asensio Villoria

 

RESEARCH

Will Choi

Matías Imbern

Felix Raspall

 

YEAR 2012

 

FISAC‘S GOALS OF THE BONES SYSTEM:

STRUCTURAL EFFICIENCY + SUN LIGHTING  + WATER DRAIN

 

NEW FEATURES USING DIGITAL TOOLS:

FLEXIBILITY + ADAPTABILITY

 

The research proposes to expand Miguel Fisac’s Huesos System by using digital design and fabrication tools. The main goal is to develop a mass-customizable system that can deal with wider and more complex range of structural, programmatic and organizational requirements.

 

FLEXIBILITY: In contemporary architecture where mixed-use buildings are gaining more importance as a way of dealing with programmatic complexity, the system should be able to create different natural light conditions in order to expand the range of functions that can coexist under it.

 

ADAPTABILITY: The system also needs to be able to adapt itself to complex geometry without losing its structural efficiency.  This condition will also increase its applicability.

 

These new features have the objective of extending the range of possible uses of the system as a way of dealing with the problems that caused the obsolescence of the original system.

 

OPPORTUNITIES

1. DIGITAL DESIGN: Parametric Models

2. FABRICATION TOOL: Robotic Formwork [Hot Wire Cutter]: Ruled Surfaces

3. MATERIAL: High-Tension and Self-Compacting Concrete Mixtures.

Harvard Graduate School of Design

 

INSTRUCTOR

Leyre Asensio Villoria

 

RESEARCH

Will Choi

Matías Imbern

Felix Raspall

 

YEAR 2012

 

FISAC‘S GOALS OF THE BONES SYSTEM:

STRUCTURAL EFFICIENCY + SUN LIGHTING  + WATER DRAIN

 

NEW FEATURES USING DIGITAL TOOLS:

FLEXIBILITY + ADAPTABILITY

 

The research proposes to expand Miguel Fisac’s Huesos System by using digital design and fabrication tools. The main goal is to develop a mass-customizable system that can deal with wider and more complex range of structural, programmatic and organizational requirements.

 

FLEXIBILITY: In contemporary architecture where mixed-use buildings are gaining more importance as a way of dealing with programmatic complexity, the system should be able to create different natural light conditions in order to expand the range of functions that can coexist under it.

 

ADAPTABILITY: The system also needs to be able to adapt itself to complex geometry without losing its structural efficiency.  This condition will also increase its applicability.

 

These new features have the objective of extending the range of possible uses of the system as a way of dealing with the problems that caused the obsolescence of the original system.

 

OPPORTUNITIES

1. DIGITAL DESIGN: Parametric Models

2. FABRICATION TOOL: Robotic Formwork [Hot Wire Cutter]: Ruled Surfaces

3. MATERIAL: High-Tension and Self-Compacting Concrete Mixtures.