Concrete Shell

ARCH 407 // 2015 Fall

Group Project–precast concrete prototype

Critic: Professor Mark Donofrio


This is a research group project done with other two classmates that aims to analysis how forces and loads are transmitted through a concrete structure, and to design and fabricate a scaled model that proves our findings. We used Millipede, a grasshopper plug-ins that can calculate and visualize the load path within our digital model, to create a first draft of our proposed model. Our design aims to create a concrete shell that is as efficient as possible, using minimum materials.

In the later part of the research, we solidified our final design by using CNC to create a mold cast for our concrete shell, and used other materials such as concrete, wood sticks and metal mesh to complete our scaled physical model.