Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Building matters An investigation into the use of dynamic formwork systems
by Adderley, Allison Lynne, M.Arch., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2012, 121; 1519894
Abstract (Summary)

Formwork has often been defined as a temporary building element, typically neglected and rarely interpreted by architects as nothing more than a byproduct of construction. However, by reconceptualizing its role as a permanent building component, its construction performance now can be evaluated in parallel with its architectural function. This research reinterprets standard casting conventions as a means of rethinking design parameters, one that considers form and formwork during and after construction as equals in terms of architectural significance.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: LaMarche, Jean
Commitee: Romano, Christopher
School: State University of New York at Buffalo
Department: Architecture
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: MAI 51/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Architecture
Keywords: Concrete formwork, Fabric, Process, Suspension
Publication Number: 1519894
ISBN: 978-1-267-66903-2
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