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The Fabric Formwork Book


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Acknowledgements. List of Credits. Part 1: About Flexible Formworks Introduction. 1. On Flexibility 2. A History of Fabric Formwork Diederik Veenendaal 3. The Structural Intelligence of Flexible Materials Edward Allen, John Ochsendorf and Mark West Part 2: Construction Introduction. 4. Textiles 5. Concrete 6. Connections Mark West and Ronnie Araya 7. Tips and Tricks 8. Cast-in-Place Column Moulds 9. Cast-in-Place Wall Moulds 10. Open Trough Moulds 11. Non-Pressurized Moulds Mark West and Ronnie Araya 12. Truss and Branching Forms Glossary. Bibliography. Web Resources. Index

About the Author

Mark West is an artist, builder, professor of architecture, and inventor of numerous flexible mould techniques for concrete construction. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST) at the University of Manitoba, and is currently a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as teaching at other schools of architecture and engineering internationally.

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