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Topological Interlocking Blocks for Architecture: From Flat to Curved Morphologies

  • Giuseppe FallacaraEmail author
  • Maurizio Barberio
  • Micaela Colella
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Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 282)

Abstract

The paper concerns the theme of topological interlocking blocks for architecture and the relationship between flat stereotomic assemblies and curved morphologies. After a brief history of the subject, theoretical foundations and speculative research are presented. The research includes several built full-scale prototypes and architectural elements. The last part of the chapter describes the didactic experiences concerning the theme, during the third year Architectural Design Studio held by the authors, at Politecnico di Bari, Italy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Fallacara
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maurizio Barberio
    • 1
  • Micaela Colella
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Ingegneria e dell’ArchitetturaPolitecnico di BariBariItaly

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