Fabricating Fabulous Forms

Technical Papers

Fabricating Fabulous Forms

Wednesday, 12 August 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 150/151 Session Chair: Bernhard Thomaszewski, Disney Research Zürich


Architecture-Scale Human-Assisted Additive Manufacturing

Rethinking printing mechanism and material, this paper proposes a new method for architecture-scale 3D printing, including construction material consisting of chopsticks and glue, a handheld chopstick dispenser, and a printing guidance system that uses projection mapping. A pavilion was built as a case study of the proposed method.

Hironori Yoshida
The University of Tokyo

Yosuke Takami
The University of Tokyo

Takeo Igarashi
The University of Tokyo

Yusuke Obit
The University of Tokyo

Jun Sato
The University of Tokyo

Mika Araki
The University of Tokyo

Masaaki Miki
The University of Tokyo

Kosuke Nagata
The University of Tokyo

Kazuhide Sakai
Shimizu Corporation

Syunsuke Igarashi
Shimizu Corporation

Parametric Self-Supporting Surfaces via Direct Computation of Airy Stress Functions

In this new method to compute self-supporting surfaces, both input and output geometries are represented by NURBS, where as existing methods usually depend on discrete surface representations.

Masaaki Miki
The University of Tokyo

Takeo Igarashi
The University of Tokyo

Philippe Block
ETH Zürich

Foldabilizing Furniture

This paper introduces the foldabilization problem for space-saving furniture design. Given a 3D object representing a piece of furniture, the goal is to apply a minimum amount of modification to the object so that it can be folded to save space.

Honghua Li
Simon Fraser University, National University of Defense Technology

Ruizhen Hu
Zhejiang University, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Simon Fraser University

Ibraheem Alhashim
Simon Fraser University

Hao Zhang
Simon Fraser University

Computational Interlocking Furniture Assembly

This paper presents a computational solution to design a network of joints that globally interlock a furniture assembly. Such an interlocking assembly can be disassembled only through certain orders, starting from a specific key piece, so the furniture's component parts can tightly interlock with one another during construction.

Chi-Wing Fu
Nanyang Technological University

Peng Song
University of Science and Technology of China

Xiaoqi Yan
Nanyang Technological University

Lee Wei Yang
Nanyang Technological University

Pradeep Kumar Jayaraman
Nanyang Technological University

Daniel Cohen-Or
Tel Aviv University