Phriends*for Shells

Project Team:

 

Michel Azzi

Firas Safieddine

Mohamad Atab

Dirk van Wasenaer

Chenthur Raaghav

 

 

Faculty:

 

 

Stephanie Chaltiel

Djordje Stanojevic

Publications:

IaaC Blog

 

 

 

This project explores mud as a building material using robotic fabrication. A mud mixer, with fibers, was the basic material used in different densities throughout the fabrication process. The Shell structure is a free-standing structure designed for structural stability and optimized using CFD analysis, hence the surfaces, openings and jute pieces were distributed according to the structural analysis. 

Steps:

 

3d modeling and structural analysis

Model skeleton using thin bamboo

Wrap the skeleton with stretch fabric

Mark the fabric grid lines

3d scan the structure

Apply first low-density mud spray [ mud and fiber mix ]

Apply Mud Layer [ using robotic arm ]

Apply Jute fabric

More Mud

Wait until it dries

Remove supporting structure [ skeleton and fabric ]

Spray cactus protection solution [ using robotic arm ]