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Robotic Fabricated  Bridge | 2019

Xing Hao
Bachelor of Architecture 2020

Xiaofei Hong
GSD MDes Tech 2022

Zhongsheng Yu

Bachelor of Architecture 2020

Xingtai Huang

Berkeley Mdes 2022

Tongji University Structural Geometry Design Studio

Summer, 2019

Site: Shanghai, China

Instructor: Philip F.Yuan

Group Studio Work

Team Member: Zhongsheng Yu, Xing Hao, Xingtai Huang

Contribution: Conceptual Design, Drawing (80%), Video shooting and editing

Note: All drawings, models, photos are individual works otherwise noted

In history, famous architects have concluded some systematic theories about nature and the truth about the material. With the innovation of fabrication, computation, and materiality, the nature and truth of material should be re-discuss and redefine in the new context. Bridge, as one of the outstanding form of structure and a type of dynamic space, was employed as the basic form of this design. Unlike a pavilion or a chair, the bridge was a load-bearing structure that required us to focus not only on formal practice but on the structure. Because carbon fiber and glass fiber are tensile strength materials when combined with resin and prestressed force, they form a load-carrying surface. We experimented with different combinations of the width of the fiber section and the winding density and applied a prestress force and a robotic winding path respectively to reach an outcome with the best mechanical properties and the lightest weight.

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