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A Kinetic Module for Modular Structures Based on Rigid Origami

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Abstract

The increased complexity of geometrical shapes in architecture asks for elaborated fabrication methods, which have to be adapted on a case-to-case basis. Kinetic modular structures can fulfil this task. These structures, by definition, employ a kinetic module, which is a deployable unit composed of hinged rigid bodies. Kinetic modular structures are reusable, adaptable to different forms, easily constructible and, theoretically, they allow the creation of kinematic structures. This paper presents a study to show the potentiality of such an approach, exploiting the properties of rigid origami like the triangular Resch’s tessellation.

Keywords

Modular structure Kinetic module Origami Tessellation Ron Resch Parametric design 

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© Kim Williams Books, Turin 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ParisFrance

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