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Théâtre Vidy Lausanne – A Double-Layered Timber Folded Plate Structure

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This article describes the first full-scale realization of a double-layered, folded plate structure (DLFP), for a new hall for the Théâtre Vidy Lausanne. (Fig. 1). Enabled by a novel double-tenon connection technology, the shape of the components simultaneously serves as a joining aid for rapid and precise assembly, as well as for a direct transfer of the forces between the plates and in between the two layers of the construction. This is made possible by project-specific CAD plugins. These allow an algorithmic generation of the component geometries and the CNC ISO6983 G-code for the fully automatic 5-axis simultaneous machining.
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Keywords: DIGITAL FABRICATION; FOLDED PLATE STRUCTURES; INTEGRAL ATTACHMENT; ORIGAMI

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 December 2017

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