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Solar House Construction at IaaC

As the time for the Solar Decathlon competition is approaching, IaaC is filled with energy of students (both IaaC and FabAcademy), Solar house researchers, faculty and participants finishing its assembly which is  composed of over 1500 pieces milled from 2.5mx12m LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) panels. The construction of every part requiring different techniques. They have been designed and fabricated [...]

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Geodesic Gridshell experiment

WorkGroup: Leonidas Paterakis, Gianluca Santosuosso , Svetlana Nesterushkina, Viraj Kataria Tutor: Marine Bagneris – Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Montpellier In this experiment we tried to build a physical model of a free form surface, using the technique of the geodesic curves of the surface. The general definition of the geodesic curves is: “the shortes [...]

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Milling the desert

Geometry As the city is located in an arid climate, conditions in the surface can be really strong. In order to avoit that, the city is created underground, so that a fresh microclimate can be created. Desalinating sea water and filtrating solar exposure, food production can be guaranteed. The geometry of the city is created [...]

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