CASTonCAST: Architectural freeform shapes from precast stackable components

Lluis Enrique, Povilas Cepaitis, Diego Ordoñez, Carlos Piles

Abstract

This article introduces the CASTonCAST system for the design and production of architectural freeform shapes from precast stackable components. This system is composed of two complementary parts: a novel manufacturing technique of precast stackable building components and a new geometric method for the design of freeform shapes by means of stackable solid tiles. This paper describes both parts of the system by means of physical prototypes and geometric studies.

 


Keywords

Casting techniques; Precast concrete; Fabrication-aware design; Architectural geometry; Architectural freeform shapes

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