Design of a Scissor-Grid Modular Deployable Shelter - Funded Practice Based Research & Development Proposal

Gergely Csikvari* (Designer)

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Practice-based research outputDesign, Architecture, Interiors

Abstract

This research is aimed at developing a deployable loadbearing shelter for rapid, modular multistory construction through the novel design and structural calibration of a kinetic mechanism. Making rapid shelters are explored for their fast use, easy transportation and deployment in disaster relief, emergency and commercial scenarios. Most rapid construction systems are pre-fabricated, kit-of-parts systems for single-use solutions. Using deployable structures has the advantage of easy storage / transportation in collapsed stage, stability / flexible use in deployed stage, minimal needed labor, controlled collapsing and repeated usability. Kinetic systems have been used for deployable shelters for their large increase in size from collapsed to deployed stages, but mostly with limited applicability as only self-supporting temporary roofs. The research aims to exploit a foldable system to create a deployable module with loadbearing boundaries for multistory configuration.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusIn preparation - 1 Jan 2024

Keywords

  • Deployable Structure
  • Kinetic architectural systems
  • Modular assembly

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