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FORMAKERS will take advantage of the "digital fabrication REvolution". We publish projects of urban design/ architectural research/ fashion design/ 3d print/ parametric design / architecture model /photography and much more.FORMAKERS invites architects, designers, artists, students, scientists and individuals of all backgrounds to explore, research and investigate new design paradigms and urban visions.







27NOV 2014

Mark Foster Gage / Walls

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The Parametric Walls project involves accumulating networks of simplified geometrical parts into larger useful whole masses.

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In this example, for a retaining wall system, each Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) is designed to precisely interlock with its neighbor, allowing for a wall that curves in both plan and section, and therefore allows for a more precise distribution of weight and force both laterally and vertically.

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The primary intended uses for this particular system are as retaining walls for soil as well as strategic break-walls for tides and coastal wave surges.

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The parametric wall system generates CMU geometry, subtracts material overlaps, and organizes stacking of individually customized bricks to offset horizontal loading pattern.

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Parawall requires less vertical load than typical retaining wall systems, and produces a more strategically calculated "lean" efficient, which better offsets soil pressure on retention side.

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