"Stressed Skin 2.0" has been accepted to be presented at Rob|Arch 2018 (robarch2018.org) through the Rob|Arch 2018 Call for Videos.
This video covers the creation of a novel copper façade system that explores the use of Robotic Incremental Sheet Forming [RISF] to solve the challenge of integrating customised structurally responsive geometry with design constraints typical of a metal façade. Incrementally formed thin sheet metal enables lightweight structures that integrate ornament, structure and skin. However, where previously the need for a mold has limited rigidisation to contexts of mass production, mold-less RISF provides new opportunities for customized and bespoke panels. As increasing pressures of sustainability drive the need for increased material efficiency and lighter weight building practices, methods for increasing the structural performance of thin copper sheet can contribute towards stronger, thinner and lighter panels. Through the course of the project, RISF is shown to be a viable way to enable the cost-efficient fabrication of metal panels with customised ridigisation.
The 1:1 facade prototype was developed as part of a two-week intensive collaborative summer masterclass at UTS between CITA - the Centre for IT and Architecture, KADK, Denmark and the Transformative Technologies in Architecture Group at the School of Architecture at University of Technology Sydney.
P. Nicholas [CITA], T. Schork [UTS], D. Voorderhake [UTS]
P. Booth, N. Krause, N. Duggal, T. Dinh, D. Ge, T. Horrocks, C. Leuzzi, A. Mollica, A. Moss, Z. Mei, X.H. Nguyen, H. Nguyen-Phan, L. Peng, I. Seizova
University of Technology Sydney [UTS]
Centre for Information Technology and Architecture, KADK [CITA]