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Development of an adaptable structure for architecture applications

Objective

"The HyperMembrane consists on a system of a Physical and Digital elements that will allow a shape adaptable construction system –and its procedure to put in shape- able to generate multiple and non-predetermined shapes, modifiable regarding to different spatial, solar or energetic requirements.
- Physical HyperMembrane is an amazingly shape-adaptable self-supporting structure (roof, façade,…) able to stand in different equilibrium positions depending on the structure that the end user needs. Its formal articulation is based on elastic properties of thermoplastic composites, the innovative shape of its beams and the different elongation of the connecting elements (so called actuators). The capacity for shape adaptation of this system is such that two slightly different applications are envisaged: static structures (for complex geometry curved structures) and mobile structures (for structures that change shape throughout the life of the building). This project proposal is only researching and developing the technology required for the first type of applications due to time and budget restrictions. However, the results of this project are crutial for the implementation of the second application.
- Digital HyperMembrane is the software for architectonic design that incorporates the code of the procedure to put the HyperMembrane in shape. It will enable to model the complex geometry structures that the PH is able to reproduce and will deliver necessary position for each actuator in order to achieve the desired shape.
The main research branches of the project are concentrated under automatic structure design and modelization, composites for adaptable constructions and new light and safe actuators for positioning and clamping the adaptable structure.
The end-product will be tested on prototype specimens in a real architectonic structure erected in Barcelona."

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 40 168,22
Administrative Contact
Jordi Truco (Mr.)

Participants (5)

FUNDACIO PRIVADA ASCAMM
Spain
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma , Parc Tecnologic Del Valles 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joan Guasch (Mr.)
INDUSTRIAS BEC SA

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Carrer D'en Draper 3
08350 Arenys De Mar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sylvia Felipe Marzal (Ms.)
TAO TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 248 279
Address
Fasanenstrasse 28
10719 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernd-Helmut Kröplin (Dr.)
DONECO CELTITE PROFILEX
France
EU contribution
€ 247 167
Address
Rue Du Marais Sec, Zi De Nogent Sur Oise
60870 Villers Saint Paul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Tassel (Mr.)
BUILDAIR INGENIERIA Y ARQUITECTURA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 417 385,78
Address
Av Barcelona 40
08970 Sant Joan Despi Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerardo Raiden (Mr.)