Ground Towering

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Semester
Subject
Student Name
Krishnendu Nair
Theory of Structures + Architectural Building Construction and Materials
II
Ar. Hardik Dedhia
Studio Conductors
Ar. K. V. Parmeshwar,
Ar. Rohit Karekar,
Ar. Hardik Dedhia,
Ar. Kanak Kashayp,
Ar. Pranay Bhavsar.
Ar. Rajesh Shelke

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This model is an example of a design that could take up a load of more than 1 kg without failing. This model is inspired by origami art, an art of paper folding. After many trials and errors, a suitable proportion was obtained in which the design was most stable and could bear load without failing. The height to the base proportion stabled the structure, whereas the folds helped in the proper load transfer. The material used was an A3 size cartridge sheet, where half-cuts, made on the sheets, helped to fold the paper.

The design is made by interlocking three different parts where two of the three parts were of the same module, which were repeated twice.

The top two modules were made by folding, while the base was a hexagonal structure, where two hexagons were interlocked internally to provide a strong base. While in the top two modules, the folds were interlocked to create a strong core. The interlocking of the three modules was obtained by just making cuts and placing them on top of each other.
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