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Redefining process: An exploration of digital design, fabrication, and assembly through the construction of a bicycle station


2008 2008

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Digital technology has allowed new territories, unthinkable decades ago to be explored. It has not only allowed architects to dream up and generate complex fluid designs through the use of 3D modeling software, but it has also allowed architects to give physical form to the digital realm through techniques in digital fabrication. This thesis investigates a process of digital design, fabrication, and assembly through the exploration of carbon fiber as a building material and how it can be used to give physical form to the digital realm. This process is tested through the design of a bicycle station that is to be located in two different urban conditions in Washington, D.C. The first explores prefabricated carbon fiber surface and how it can be inserted into existing architecture. The second explores small-scale and large-scale prefabricated carbon fiber surface and how it can be fabricated and applied to new architecture.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Architecture
Classification
0729: Architecture
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Architecture; Assembly; Bicycle; Carbon fiber; Digital; Fabrication
Title
Redefining process: An exploration of digital design, fabrication, and assembly through the construction of a bicycle station
Author
Fischer, Michael Allen
Number of pages
127
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0117
Source
MAI 46/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549576211
Advisor
Simon, Madlen
University/institution
University of Maryland, College Park
Department
Architecture
University location
United States -- Maryland
Degree
M.Arch.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1453768
ProQuest document ID
193717011
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/193717011
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