Pre-defined Open Linear Folded Stripes

  • Rupert Maleczek
  • Chloé Genevaux
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This Paper presents the research to find a computational method for creating structures consisting of identical linear folded stripes. The authors developed technique that enables creation and structuralisation of pre-defined open linear folded stripes. The algorithm produces a series of stripes that form an regular hexagonal honeycomb structure from given parameters. These stripes are rectangular in unrolled condition, and get no torsion when folded.

The study of parameters and constraints leading to the geometric determination of those folded structures will be presented in this paper, as well as a some technical aspects threw a build example (Fig. 1).

Figure 1: The cardboard tower.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rupert Maleczek
    • 1
  • Chloé Genevaux
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for structure and DesignUniversity Innsbruck and ArchiwasteAustria
  2. 2.Laboratoire Geométrie, Structure, ArchitectureEcole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Malaquais and ArchiwasteFrance

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